I love homemade bread! It is delicious, I definitely know that it is vegan, organic and – I save a lot of money.
Right now my approach to cooking and baking is a very minimalist one, since I am spending some weeks in my friend’s camper. The only items I got for cooking are a pan, a wooden spoon and a bowl. I figured, that this is enough, for making warm and tasty chapati flatbread! Since I don’ have a rolling pin, I go old school and just use a jar. A bottle of wine also does the job. Get creative and see, how minimalist you can go!
Put all dry ingredients in a bowl and start adding the water. Don’t use all the water at once. Add a little, knead the dough and add a little bit more. Knead the dough for at least 5 minutes. It has the perfect texture, when it’s soft and does not stick to your fingers anymore. If it is too dry, add more water, If it is still sticky, add more flour. After add the oil and knead the dough for another minute. Put a pan WITHOUT oil on the stove and heat it up. Divide the dough in little balls, that have the size of a plum. Flatten them with your rolling pin or with a jar. If the dough sticks to the rolling pin, gently dust it with flour. Place one chapati in the pan and start roasting it. If you see bubbles in the flatbread, destroy them with a spoon. Turn it, when the bottom starts to be golden brown and roast the other side.
I got the recipe from a friend, who learnt how to make chapati during her time in Nepal. She gave me the following advice: If you are planning to prepare a lot of flatbreads, cover the roasted bread with a towel or another piece of fabric. Under the towel, the bread is going to soften up and you can easily roll it and use it as a wrap.
If you are interested in the art of making dough, check my recipe for the perfect pizza dough!
I am Julia, vegan by heart, traveler and minimalist based in beautiful Portugal. I love simple but delicious food, ashtanga, skating, surfing and having a nice conversation over snacks and a glass of wine. I am blogging about vegan food, my minimalist journey, life hacks and my experiences as a traveler.