Making soft delicious chapattis is the desire of every cook out there, unfortunately, not everyone does so and the question remains, what is it that you are doing wrong that's leading your chapattis not to be as good as you want them? Well, worry not there are some mistakes people make when preparing chapattis which end up altering the end results. Here are those mistakes;
1. Not choosing the best flour
If it's wheat flour, it's not flour. Some brands outperform others by a significant margin. Always ask friends and people who prepare chapati frequently, such as at restaurants, for the best flour before you start cooking. If you are in Kenya, i can recommend Exe.
2. Using cold water
When making your chapattis, always use warm water. They become hard and crackly as a result of being exposed to cold water. It's important to remember that warm water isn't the same as boiling water.
3.Making the dough too hard
The most crucial phase in the entire chapati making process. Chapatis will be hard if you knead a firm dough. If you want soft chapattis, knead a light dough. Also, the dough shouldn't be too moist.
4. Not allowing the dough to rest
Allow dough to rest for about 20 minutes after you finish kneading it. Most people are always in a rush and begin rolling and cooking right after kneading, which is a huge mistake.
5. Not covering the dough
To prevent moisture loss, always cover the dough after kneading. Don't be shocked if you can't chew the finished product if you leave it uncovered for the rest time of 20 minutes.
6. No oil should be used
Even in terms of food, some people are parsimonious. If you want soft chapatis don't skimp on the cooking oil. The dough becomes softer when some oil is added while kneading. They'll be better if you add milk and cream.
When rolling use a little oil. To prevent some parts from becoming thinner than others. Roll the dough evenly. If your dough is too wet to roll, you will have to add flour resulting in hard chapattis.
8. An excessive amount of heat or a temperature that is too low
Chapatis will burn if they are cooked on a very hot pan. If the skillet is too cold, the chapati will cook for longer, making them tougher.
If you avoid these blunders, you'll have soft chapatis that everyone will compliment.
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