CONTRIBUTED BY: High Commission, Mission in Pretoria
6 medium cups of wheat flour
1 medium cup of cooking oil
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon sugar
3 grated carrots
1 cup hot water
The hot water should cool a bit so that it’s not too hot to burn your fingers
The carrots should be grated as it adds colour to the chapati
- Pour the flour into a basin and add the salt and sugar to the flour.
- Add the grated carrots to the flour followed by 3 tablespoon of cooking oil. Mix well.
- Add water, knead until all the water has been absorbed and the mixture is tough but not sticky. Allow it to rest for 20 minutes.
- Roll out the kneaded flour on a smooth surface with a rolling pin.
- After completely stretching it out divide it into several 8 straight pieces.
- Use a sharp knife to cut the kneaded flour horizontally into several different pieces.
- For each piece roll the piece clockwise and then firmly press the rolled piece together to form a ball.
- Roll out each ball into round flat pieces using the rolling pin.
- Heat a flat pan.
- Place one of the pieces of chapati on the pan and apply oil on both sides until it turns brown.
- Repeat with all the chapati.