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soft chapati recipe | roti recipe | how to make roti

yummy indian kitchen
A breakfast roti recipe commonly eaten all across India, made using whole wheat flour, in the form of round circular shapes and served with any veg curry or side dish.
3.5 from 8 votes
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine North Indian
Servings 3
Calories 190 kcal


  • 2 cups whole wheat flour/atta
  • salt - to taste
  • 1 cup water approx...
  • 2 tbsp oil for mixing with dough
  • 3 tbsp oil/butter to apply all over the chapatis


  • In a flat bottom vessel, add wheat flour, add salt and mix well.
  • Add little by little water and knead the dough.
  • Knead into a soft dough.
  • At this stage add oil, mix and knead into a very soft dough.
  • Cover and rest the dough for 20 min.
  • After it is rested well, press and knead the dough again.
  • Beat the dough well with a rolling pin to make it even more softer.
  • Once the dough appears soft, divide the dough into medium ball shaped sizes.
  • Dust some floor on the rolling board.
  • Take each dough ball, put it on the board and flatten the dough into a round circular disc shaped chapati.
  • Similarly, make chapatis of the remaining balls.

Method 1 for roasting the chapathi:

  • Place the chapati on the tawa.
  • Cook the bottom side for few seconds.
  • Flip and cook the other side for few seconds.
  • Flip again and press at the corners and the roti begins to puff up.
  • Flip and press the corners of the other side too and it puffs up.
  • Apply oil all over the roti on both the sides.
  • Take it out and serve hot with any veg or non veg side dish.

Method 2 for making the chapathi:

  • Here we are making the phulka first and then apply oil.
  • Firstly, place the chapati on the tawa.
  • Cook the bottom side for few seconds.
  • Flip and cook the bottom side completely.
  • Take the chapathi out and place the chapathi with half cooked part over the flame.
  • The side which was half cooked gets cooked completely by puffing up.
  • Take it out and serve hot.
  • If required apply oil or butter on both sides of the roti.
  • Serve hot with veg curries or non veg curries as side dishes.
  • Watch the video procedure above.


1.In this recipe I have shown two methods of making chapatis, one method is directly placing the roti on the tawa and cooking completely on the tawa itself.
2.Other method is cooking it as phulka, taking it out and then applying oil if required.


Nutrition Facts
soft chapati recipe | roti recipe | how to make roti
Amount Per Serving
Calories 190
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.