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Common Mistakes people Make When Cooking Chapatis

Many people love chapatis. Most people thus prefer making them only during weekends, holidays or special occasions such as family gathering.

Despite their love for chapati, only a few can pull out the really nice, soft and sweet chapatis. It’s usually a challenge for many who prefer hiring an expert to do it for them at a given fee.

If you are one of those who have been failing terribly when making chapatis, you need to avoid these mistakes when cooking chapatis;

1•.Choice of flour_ You might think that flour is flour as long as it’s wheat flour. But truth be told, some brands are way better than others. You can ask for recommendations of the best flour for chapatis from friends or people who specialize in making and selling chapatis.

2•.Cold water _ If you have been using cold water, could be the reason your chapatis are hard. For the best chapatis, always use warm water. You can’t afford to take chances with cold water.

3• Kneading_ Kneading is the most important step in chapati preparation. If you knead a tough dough, the chapatis will definitely be hard. Knead a soft dough for soft chapatis. But the dough should not also be too wet.

4• Cooking immediately_ When you are in a hurry, you might want to start rolling and cooking as soon as you get done with kneading. But this is a big mistake. Allow the dough to rest for at least 20 minutes before rolling.

5• Not covering your dough _ If you leave your dough uncovered for 20 minutes, don’t be surprised if you can’t chew the final product. Cover the dough after kneading to avoid loss of moisture.

6• Not adding oil _Don’t be so mean with cooking oil if you want soft chapatis. Add some oil while kneading to make the dough even softer. Adding some milk or cream will also improve it's softness.

7• Rolling_ This is yet another place where many get lost. If you don’t roll evenly, some parts will be thinner and harder. And if your dough was too wet, you will be forced to add more flour when rolling and what you will get is hard chapatis. You could also use some oil-little though when rolling.

8• Too low or excess heat _If your pan is too hot, your chapatis will burn before they cook. Also, if the fire is not hot enough, your chapatis will stay on heat longer and they will be harder.

If you avoid these mistakes, you are guaranteed of soft chapatis that everyone will like.If you have a different option feel free to leave a comment and click following button for more of a my article and please share thanks

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