Chapati bread is the easiest and quickest to make because it does not need time for fermentation and is cooked on a live fire or in a frying pan.
The amounts for this recipe are small, so you can experiment initially. It will give you approximately 6-8 chapatis. You only have to double or triple the quantities to make more bread volume.
Ingredients for Chapati bread:
2 cups of whole wheat flour.
1/2 glass of water
1/2 teaspoon of fine salt.
Mix the flour and salt well, add the water and knead for 8-10 minutes. The dough should be homogeneous and soft.
Then make balls about the size of a golf ball and flatten it until it looks like a Mexican tortilla. It should be very thin, about 2-3mm thick.
Directly take it to the frying pan on high heat, without fat as it is, and cook for 1-2 min on each side. It will swell a little and take a toasted tone. Don’t worry if it scorches a little, this is normal.
You see how simple, humble, easy and fast is the chapati bread.
Once the chapatis are made you can paint them on one side with vegetable oil and add a little ground cumin, or maybe oregano and freshly ground black pepper… there are as many possibilities as you can imagine.
You can replace part of the water with milk, or simply add a little bit of butter or natural yogurt without sugar… You will achieve a more mellow and tasty bread. You can also give more presence to the bread with some color, just add 1/4 teaspoon of dye and mix it with flour before adding water (the same as used for rice), yes use gloves or your hands will be dyed!