Monday, November 7, 2011
Amusing neighbours - preparing chapaties using chapati maker
I purchased a chapatti maker few years ago and from then I have been using it to prepare the chapattis. Preparing them using the standard chakla belan way was tiresome and I did not have so much time to wait and see them become eatables. I have been asked by several blog readers and colleagues as to how I prepare it and that they find it very difficult. Neighbors say that they tried it many a times but it either tears apart or becomes a lost island. I thought they would be either bluffing or they never tried it before, and why would they invest a 2k grand on a chapatti maker. Few days ago the cook (mini chichi) who prepares food for us asked me if she could try the chapatti maker. She tried it many times but it either gets shooed or torn. I made her learn the way and then I thought why not to post it online as many may have the same problems preparing it the chapatti maker way.
So here come the steps to preparing a perfect fluffy chapatti, directly from the Master Chef’s kitchen:
Prepare a normal dough as you prepare for chapaties the standard way. Increase the water percentage than the normal dough but make sure it does not sticks and is soft.
Make small bolls and dip them in the wheat flour.
Switch on the chapatti maker and keep for 5 minutes until the indicator goes off indicating it is hot enough to prepare chapaties. Place the chapatti ball on the maker and close the lid.
While closing the lid, make sure you don’t press tightly and that the pressure and duration is enough to make the dough spread on the non stick surface.
If done in a better way, you could see the chapatti become perfect round shape. Slide the chapatti to the other side to cook.
Let both the sides cook until it reaches the stage you need them to appear. I prefer the ones that are cooked well.
Close the lid when you are fine with the outer texture and you would see the chapatti lid rising on its own with a fluffy chapatti coming out.
A closeup view of the chapati is below.
I hope this helps. If you have any doubts, do write through your comments or email me on firstname.lastname@example.org