How to Make Perfect Rotis or Chapatis by Bhavna at Tastemade Studio

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Jun. 16, 2013

This is the perfect way to make perfect rotis.


For the dough
Stone ground wheat flour/Whole wheat flour 2 Cup (32 tbs)
Salt To Taste
Oil 1 Tablespoon
Water 1/2 Cup (8 tbs) ((As needed for kneading))
For greasing and rolling the dough
Oil 1/2 Teaspoon ((As needed to smooth
Flour 1/2 Cup (8 tbs) ((As needed for dusting))
Butter 2 Teaspoon ((As needed to grease the chapatis))



1. In a mixing bowl, combine stone ground wheat flour, salt and oil.

2. Gradually add water a little at at a time and knead the mixture to form a soft dough as shown in the video.

3. Smooth-en out the dough with a few drops of oil on the surface of the dough.

4. Cover with plastic wrap and let it rest for about 10 minutes.


5. Divide the dough into equal sized balls (each about the size of a golf ball).

6. Take each dough ball, flatten it out, dust with flour and roll using a rolling board and rolling pin as shown in the video.

7. Heat a cast iron tava (griddle), bake the rolled chapatis on the hot tava, flipping sides until few bubbles build up on both sides.

8. Then, transfer them on to the direct flame (high heat) and roast both sides flipping them with the help of tongs as shown in the video, until done.

9. When done, smear a little butter on the chapatis.


10. Serve hot with any Indian curry or cooked vegetable side dish of your choice. You may even use it as a wrap with your choice of fillings.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 15 Minutes
Ready In: 15 Minutes
Servings: 4

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 177Calories from Fat 62

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 7 g10.8%

Saturated Fat 1 g5%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 97 mg4.04%

Total Carbohydrates 25 g8.3%

Dietary Fiber 4 g16%


Protein 3 g6%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet