One of the most popular and common flatbreads in Indian families is chapati, a soft flatbread produced from wheat flour (also known as chapati flour or aata). Chapati is quite simple to make at home! The same ingredients—wheat flour, salt, and water—are used to make chapati, roti, and phulka. The major difference between them is the cooking method, and in certain regions, the names can be used interchangeably. Chapati is typically made with oil and is thinner than roti. Chapati is thinner than roti, which is often prepared without the use of oil on the stovetop or in the oven. In essence, phulkas are chapatis that have been partially cooked on a tava before being heated directly to puff them up.

Additionally, historically, rotis have been produced with millet, maize, jowar, bajra, and even rice flour. By putting the flattened dough on the inside wall of a tandoor oven, where it bakes quickly at a high temperature, tandoori roti is prepared. Whole-wheat flour, or atta, is used to make chapatis. It is combined with water, edible oil, and optional salt to form a dough that is then fried on a tava (flat skillet). Phulka and maani are the names for it in Punjabi and Sindhi, respectively.

How to make soft roti-

1. Put salt and water in a bowl. Mix well.

2. Mix thoroughly after adding the wheat flour. Knead this now into a soft dough, adding additional flour as necessary. For 3 to 5 minutes, knead it. Oil the top and evenly distribute.

3. Allow it to sit for 30 minutes while covered.

4. Now thoroughly knead it once more.

5. Make equal amounts out of it, then take a ball, dust it with flour, and roll it into a little, thin chapati.

6. Cook it for a short while on a hot tawa. Flip over and cook for a brief period of time before doing so once more. the top of the bubbles until they inflate up.

7. Remove now and place in a hot case. You can add some ghee to the top. Serve.


Pro tips on making soft and fluffy roti-

1. Slowly incorporate the flour into the water and knead it into a soft dough.

2. Knead the dough for 3 to 5 minutes, at least.

3. The dough should rest for at least 15 minutes and up to an hour.

4. Chapatis should be rolled out slightly thin, but not excessively thin or thick.

5. Before adding the chapati, thoroughly well-heat the tawa.

6. Just flip it over twice; don't keep doing it.

7. When the chapati is finished cooking, transfer it to a platter, cover it with ghee or oil, and keep it warm.