Wholemeal Chapati

    12 mins

    This is a version of the Indian bread made from wholemeal flour. I make it for my diabetic husband all the time. Serve these with your favorite fish or vegetable dish.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 125g (1 cup) wholemeal flour
    • 1 pinch salt
    • 1 tablespoon (15ml) olive oil
    • 3 tablespoons (30ml) water

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:2min  ›  Ready in:12min 

    1. Sift together flour and salt in a bowl. Stir in olive oil and water, and then knead until firm and elastic. Divide into four balls, and roll as flat as possible with a rolling pin.
    2. Heat a frying pan over medium-high heat. Cook the chapati on both sides until golden brown, about 1 minute per side. If desired, sprinkle with additional olive oil before serving.

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    Awesome recipe! I'm a health nut but love junk food, so I use this recipe to make chips. I roll them out real thin, slice them up with a pizza roller, brush them with olive oil, then bake them 425 untill they are golden. Everyone loves them, even my not-so-health-nut boyfriend.  -  19 May 2009  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    These are very good. I just started Phase 2 of the South Beach diet and was actually looking for an easy whole wheat pizza dough recipe and happened upon this one, which works great! Before adding the oil and water, I mixed some garlic powder, Italian seasoning and Parmesan cheese in with the WW flour and salt. I rolled them about 6" in diameter and 1/8" thick and cooked them in a pan according to the instructions. I then topped one with a little pizza sauce (sugar free), veggies and mozzarella (reduced fat). Popped it in the toaster oven for a quick treat--a perfect, guilt-free reward for graduating to the next phase of the diet plan! Thanks for the recipe. I'm sure it will become a staple in my kitchen!  -  25 Jun 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Awesome! The trick is to roll it thinly and use a dry pan. These are crisp and dry so plan to use them as a side bread not a wrap.  -  09 Feb 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)