Chapatti is most commonly eaten bread in India. This is a step by step guide on how to make chapati or Indian flat unleaved bread which is served across India for various meals.
1. In a large bowl, pour the atta and water(1/2 cup).
2. Using your hand, knead the atta into a dough for approximately 10-15 minutes. If you don't want to use the dough immediately, you can place a moist cloth and place in the refrigerator.
3. Divide the dough into small golf ball size pieces( approximately 10). Let the dough sit for 15 minutes.
4. Sprinkle a little dry flour on a surface and press the dough with your palm to elongate it.
5. Using a rolling pan, shape the dough into a circle. I first lengthen the dough and rotate it and then elongate the next side. ( Getting it into a circle takes practice so don't get discouraged)
6. Place a tawa or a flat pan on a low flame and place the rolled chapati on it.
7. When the flour appears brown or cooked flip it over to cook the other side. Using a flat spoon and press the edges( this helps the chapati to get fluffy)
8. Increase the flame to high-medium and she the chapati fluff up. Enjoy with a sabji or curry