Chapati Recipe – Quickest, Easiest Flatbread Ever

Chapati is an unleavened Indian flatbread. It’s easy to make and delicious. This simple 4 ingredient recipe will work with wheat flour or a gluten free blend. You can use the bread as a sandwich wrap or serve it with any kind of meal. And it’s so easy! This recipe requires no prep, uses ingredients you probably already have and provides a hot, fresh and home cooked bread in a matter of minutes. It’s a healthy, homemade version, so serve only while fresh:)

Indian Chapati Recipe

Chapati Recipe - Quickest, Easiest Flatbread Ever
Recipe type: Bread
Cuisine: Indian
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Serves: 5
Easiest flatbread recipe ever!
  • 1 cup flour (your choice)
  • ½ cup milk
  • Dash salt
  • Drizzle of Olive Oil
  1. Mix the flour and milk together, adding the salt and a drop of oil.
  2. Mix until you are able to form balls of dough.
  3. Now pre-heat your nonstick pan on medium-high.
  4. Divide the dough into 5 equal size balls.
  5. Roll out with a pin or press by hand into pancake-like circles.
  6. Cook on each side until browned slightly.
  7. Use as a wrap or to accompany a meal.


Portion out 1/2 cup of water. Use a liquid measure or weight out about 118 grams, but it’s not important to be exact.
Portion out 150 grams of flour, using any proportion of whole/white combination you want. Gluten free flour is fine too! Since it’a combination of flour types, an exact measurement in weight isn’t very important.
Mix the flour, milk, a dash of salt, and a few drops of olive oil together until the dough is solid enough to roll into balls (see below). Add water or milk if it’s too dry or flour if it’s too wet.
Roll the dough out (with your hands) into 5 balls.
Using a rolling pin, roll out the dough. Or use your fingers to press it out…
This one was hand pressed, I like it better:)
Cook in a HOT pan until browned.

CHAPATI TIP: Make sure your pan is HOT! The longer the chapati is on the pan the greater chance it will burn. While adding a tiny bit of oil to the pan can help, more than just a few drops can make your chapati too oily.