The holidays are over.
You’ve stuffed yourself full of champagne, cookies and canapés. The last thing you want to do is make (and eat) something complicated and overly decadent.
That’s where this delicious Whole Wheat Chapati
comes in handy.
You heard me right – chapati. As in, delicious, non-yeasted Indian flatbread that is made with less ingredients than macaroni and cheese and in less time than it takes you to watch an episode of “Mad Men” on Netflix. And the best part is (besides its tastiness, of course), it’s easy enough to make at any level of post-New Year’s stupor.
I first heard of chapati from the husband upon his return from a trip to India. Apparently it’s all the rage there – and after trying it myself, I’m not surprised. Even though it’s made with whole wheat flour, it doesn’t have that “healthy” taste, and it’s designed for (and delicious with) scooping up curries and rice. We enjoyed it with a tofu tikka masala and brown rice, but you can make it alongside any Indian dish – or even non-Indian dish.
There are two ways to approach the actual creation of this bread once you’ve cooked it on the stovetop for a minute or two:
1) Lay the bread directly over the flame of a burner on medium-high heat, using a pair of metal tongs to hold in place. Or…
See? It’s not rocket science, people. But if you choose the latter (as I did, because I have an electric stove), you’ll be left with softer, more supple flatbreads that actually work perfectly for pita sandwiches. Either way you make chapati, it’s a great recipe to kick off the New Year right.Stephanie (aka Girl Versus Dough) joined Tablespoon to share her adventures in the kitchen. Check out Stephanie’s Tablespoon member profile and keep checking back for her own personal recipes on Tablespoon