Servings : 9-10 rotis
Healthy flatbreads made from wholemeal flour. For these I prefer using the RED atta/wholemeal flour. It’s slightly darker, but you can use the lighter atta flour if you like it better.
- 1 1/2 cup atta flour
- 2 tbsp. oil
- 1 tsp. salt
- warm water with a bit of milk, warmed up
Knead the dough together until soft. Remember, atta flour will take up more water than normal white flour. So make sure you put in enough water and knead it as long as you can for a lovely soft and smooth dough. Apply a bit of oil on it, cover and set aside for an hour or so to soften further.
Divide the dough into 9-10 pieces. (I make 9 but if you like them a bit smaller then do 10). Form each piece of dough into a nice smooth ball.
Roll out to form a circle, making the roti AS THIN AS YOU CAN POSSIBLY GET IT. Make sure you keep the rolled out rotis and the dough covered at all times so as not to dry up, you can use a cloth for this.
Once all are rolled out, heat a tava/flat chapati pan, and once it’s hot place your first roti on it. Leave it for half a minute or until you see it start forming some bubbles, then turn it over and dab a tiny bit of oil on it and turn again. Peep and check that the bottom is nicely colored, turn it over for the other side to get done too and place a second roti on top of it. This helps protect the almost-cooked roti from drying out on the tava. Once done, turn the rotis so that the cooked one is now on top and the new one is on the tava. Remove the cooked one and place it in a hot pot, keep it covered.
It takes about a minute to cook each roti so do not over-cook them otherwise they will dry out, you have to do this fast at a moderate heat so that they don’t burn nor dry out.
Once all are done, put them in a plastic bag and return them into the hotpot to keep warm until mealtime. These are best fresh but you can freeze them if you like.
Hi fauzia,I can make my dough soft but the problem comes when rolling them…I dnt understand why they become thin one one side and thick on the other,and when cooking them it becomes a disaster for me….I need ur help as soon as possible.Thanx
Hi Asma, rolling out to a consistent thickness comes with practice, keep turning the roti around and feel it with your fingertips to see which side needs more rolling and which doesn’t. InshaAllah with more practice they will be perfect.
aa fauzia,,i am new to making chapatis with atta flour,i am confused regarding which atta flour is good for soft and nice rotis,pls help me?is it medium or fine or wholemeal?
W/Salaam, I use medium or fine red/darker atta for smoother and softer rotis.
hi,can i use chapati flour instead cos i havent got atta flour????????????thanks
Hi, yes you can.
hi,thanks dear,dat was a quick respond,i actually tried,and mashaalh they turn out very tasty………..God bless you