A couple of days ago I wanted some chapatis to go with a curry I had made but I didn't have the right ingredients so I started to experiment with what was in the cupboard. What I found was that you can make flatbread with just flour and water and this is perfectly ok.off course I wanted to experiment with this so I also made a version with yoghert and honey, this was really nice and kept the flatbread softer.Just milk and flour works well too. A pinch of salt helps but isn't essential
so here's what you do for the basic version. any other versions are just variations so you can use what you have.
Flour(self raising is better but not essential,It will make it nice and puffy)
put about 2 cups of flour into a big bowl, slowly add water and stir with a big spoon.The dough will come together very easily. when it is to difficult to move your spoon around start kneeding your dough .you will need to keep adding a little bit of water until you have a nice little ball which isn't sticky.if you have added too much water just add a little more flour.It's pretty obvious when you have the correct amount. You won't need to kneed it much .You can add a pinch of salt too if you want to.
Devide your flour into small chunks and roll them until they are round.
Put a a little bit of flour into a small bowl and use to coat the dough balls,shake of the excess.
Put a frying pan on the fire with a tiny amount of oil or fry light.this needs to get hot before you can add your flat bread.
Roll out one of your balls as thin as you can manage.You can use a bottle of tall glass if you don't have a rolling pin.you might have to add a little more flour to stop them sticking.
Pop you flat bread in the hot pan. This will just take a few minutes.
Make sure you give your pan a wipe with a bit of kitchen towel in between putting your flat breads in.This will prevent the flour from sticking to your pan and ruining it.
Serve with soups,curry,toast and serve with preserves or honey or wathever else you can think off.