The posts on this blog seem to have taken a yawning break (again) and we come back this week with 3 stuffed dishes. This was a last minute sign up and I am typing this recipe while still on a vacation as I have this dish in my drafts 🙂
My earliest memory of amma (mom) making chapati was the one stuffed with ghee (what me and sis called triangle chapati) . Eaten hot off the tawa, this was one of the few delicacies that was welcome any time of the day. I have slightly tweaked it to suit my child’s palate and was surprised as I have not posted it at all.
So, presenting sweet n spicy (ghee-stuffed) chapati that goes great for even (cold) lunchboxes on its own or with a spicy curry. I served it with Punjabi Chole.
Prep time – 15 Mins; cook time -15 Mins ; makes – 6
- Atta / stone ground wholewheat flour -1.5 cups
- Salt -1/2 tsp
- Oil – to fry the chapati – as required
- Warm water / warm milk – to knead the dough (milk makes it stay softer for a longer time, so I use it when I need to pack these for lunch boxes)
- Solid / Room temperature homemadeghee – 2 tbsp (melted ghee doesn’t work well here)
- Sugar powder – 1 TBSP
- Chilli powder / crushed black pepper/ chilli flakes – 1/2 tsp or to taste
- Ajwain (carrom seeds) – crushed – 1/2 tsp (or to taste) – you may omit this for toddlers
- Sieve the flour well, add salt , 1/2 tsp of oil and mix well.
- Add warm water or warm milk as required little by little and make a semi soft dough. Cover with a damp kitchen towel for 15 Mins.
- Heat a Tava / iron skillet (non stick works but i prefer the iron version)
- Pinch out small balls (large gooseberry sized) from the dough. Roll into a 4 inch disc using some
- Dry flour.
- Now apply a layer of the ghee, sprinkle sugar powder ,ajwain and chilli flakes / powder (as using) to taste.
- Fold into quarters and roll out again in an irregular triangular or circular shape.
- Cook on the Tava till both sides of the chapati give out brown spots. Apply a little or more oil as required and serve hot.
- It tastes yum as is (my little one wraps it like a roll and munches it) or with some curry on the side (if packing for lunchboxes, slightly cool and then pack in a foil / ziploc else the condensation would make it extremely soggy)
Sending this to BM # 89