March 15, 2016

How to Knead Dough for Chappathi?

Kneading a dough for Chappathies is not difficult, when you think of it , but very tiring, that's all. I have been kneading the dough in my Ultra Wet Grinder. When there is a power failure you have to knead it with hands.

Method for Basic Dough
Take about 2 cups of whole wheat flour with a pinch of salt, if you like. take about 3/4ths cup of water and a little extra water ready if you need it.

Pour water little by little and gather the flour little by little, with your hand. Do not pour water all at once. The kneading will not come out right and the gluten will also not form properly.
Slowly gather all the flour adding the 3/4ths cup of water. By the time you finish gathering all the flour into a ball,  the water would also have got over.  If it gets over soon sprinkle a little extra water, as you knead.

Push the flour with your heel of your hand, stretching the dough away from you and then gathering  it again, repeat the same process till you get a soft and pliable dough. It might take you about 10 minutes to finish off kneading.
Once you knead the dough, cover it with a moist cloth and leave it aside  for an hour at least,. After that you can divide the dough into uniformed sized balls and roll them out into chappathies. Fry them on the tava with or without oil. You can have your chappathies now with any side dish you love.

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