Wednesday, September 06, 2006
Alina and Lily will appreciate these... Chapati is a traditional unleavened Indian bread that goes well with dips and sauces. I made them tonight for dinner with a packet of "Egg Gravy" that our neighbor gave us. The package says that "egg lovers the world over have given this preparation a nod." Kind of a different dish, but I guess I'll give it a nod too. :-)
My chapati recipe -- roughly:
1 heaping cup flour
1/2 cup hot water
1 T oil
salt, pepper, spice of choice
Kneed the dough... should be soft and elastic, not sticky. Separate into 8 balls, then roll out to tortilla-thinness.
Add a tiny bit of oil to pan, let pan get smoking hot (medium high). Drop one chapati in at a time. When it bubbles, move it about so it bubbles evenly. Then flip before it burns and let it cook on the other side.