Eating chapattis

8 Dec

I got bored with Dosa, strange soups and the crap bread, so after a discussion about the merits of Chapattis and how to make them ( there are T-shirts here with “EAT MORE CHAPATTIS” on), I watched a you tube video on how to make chapattis, basically chapatti flour and salt, total ingredient cost 30 Rupees.

How hard can it be I thought and decided to have a go, well harder than it looks, my first attempt a week ago below doesn’t do justice to the way the mix welded itself to the rolling pin and stuck to my fingers, when I cooked them they were hard and rubbery and mostly went in the bin.


The first attempt.

Today after using the pan for lunch I decided to try again after getting advice, much better, the mix rolled out to the 1-2mm thick without getting stuck to me or the rolling pin and they actually seemed to rise in the pan. They are not sweet enough for me and after cutting one of todays efforts I found a space between top and bottom, I threw some butter and raisins in-between and they tasted not bad. So maybe if I eat more chapattis I will rise from Urdva Dhanurasana.


Chapattis second attempt.

Dosa tedium led me to the supermarket where I found a kind of chicken substitute slices, fried with mash and peas, with a topping of Oxo gravy they were surprisingly tasty.


Almost like home!

Of course there is always the Green Hotel for tea if things get desperate.


The Green Hotel, afternoon Tea


2 Responses to “Eating chapattis”

  1. Jackie December 18, 2011 at 5:37 pm #

    Not quite onto chicken tikka masala yet then?!


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