This tridoshic and famous Indian roti (chapati) is considered as one of the popular home made breads, which made can be made out of whole wheat flour or atta (chapati flour). If bread is one of the food items you like then this Ayurvedic chapati recipe is for you.
Since chapatis are famous for being a breakfast food item for many centuries, you also can enjoy them in the morning along with a little bit of honey or ghee. As per Ayurveda, making of chapati dough is considered as a small physical work out since it involves your chest and arm muscles and stomach. So, if you’re planning to prepare this chapati in the morning, you can enjoy warm chapati along with healthy workout to your muscles. Not only as a breakfast meal, you also can enjoy this for dinner along with a healthy soup or you use them as sandwich wraps.
• 2 cups of filtered whole wheat or atta (can purchase from Indian grocery shops)
• 2/3 cups of lukewarm water
• 1/2 teaspoons of salt
• Small amount of ghee for the pan
• Mixing bowl
• Nonstick pan
How to make them
• Combine the flour and salt in a mixing bowl
• Slowly add water (amount of water could vary each time you add due to the quality of flour. Start with less water and increase slowly)
• Mix the water in the flour as you gather the flour together. Make sure to mix it until you make moist dough. Knead well for about 7 minutes
• Cover the dough with a slightly wet paper towel and let it rest for 30 to two hours.
• Warm a nonstick pan on medium heat and knead the dough again for few minutes before preparing the chapati
• Separate the dough into small balls and roll out them in a circular shape. Make sure not stack the rolled out chapati since it gets stick to each other
• Place chapati on the lightly oiled non-stick pan until small white bubbles appears. Make sure to cook the other side of it for only about 1 or 2 minutes.
• Cook it well until it gets golden brown with dark spots on both sides
• Make sure to cook them in medium heat else it may get burn
You can add Ayurvedic herbs and spices such as finely chopped green chillies, finely chopped mint leaves, fennel, or coriander to the dough making moulding it. You can serve these hot chapatis along with a vegetable curry or a dhal curry. Enjoy your tridoshic chapati while giving a small workout to your muscles.
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