Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Mmmm... - Chapatti

We've added another side dish to go along with our Uganda Rice and Beans night.

Chapatti is a staple in Uganda as well.
It is super cheap and fairly easy to make.

Everything you need is pictured below:
1 cup Whole Wheat Flour
1 cup all-purpose Flour
2 TBSP Olive Oil
1 tsp Salt (optional)
3/4 - 1 cup Warm Water


DIRECTIONS:
Mix the wheat and white flour together w/ salt in bowl w/ wooden spoon.
Add the oil and warm water.  Just enough to make it doughy but not sticky.
Lightly flour the countertop with some whole wheat flour.
Knead the dough until smooth.
Divide into 10 pieces and let sit for 15-20 minutes.
 Heat skillet w/ oil over medium high heat.
Lightly flour rolling pin and surface and roll out the balls until flat.
When the pan starts smoking add a piece of Chapatti.
It will take about 30 sec. to bubble and brown and then flip it over.
Repeat for each of the 10 pieces.



Tips:
Don't roll out the chapatti too thin.
The oil needs to get really hot to make the bread bubble and brown.
Make sure you add enough oil in between each piece and let it heat up a few seconds.
Turn the vent fan on...it gets pretty "smoky"
You can roll your rice and beans inside of them like a burrito.
You can eat them with eggs in the morning for breakfast.
You can make a sandwich wrap with them for lunch.


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