Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Breaking fast with Chapati
Happy fasting everybody! It's Ramadhan once more. My favourite month of the year. I can improve myself spiritually. I can detox my body. Keep my body healthy. My diet is well on its way. And of course, breaking fast with yummy food.
I had chapati yesterday. I prefer breaking fast with simple food. Only occasionally we go out for buffets. Breaking fast with my family at home easting home cooked meal is what I love in Ramadhan.
Preparation time: 40 mins
Cooking time: 15 mins
Makes 6 large chapatis
2 cups flour (I usually use 1 cup wholemeal and 1 cup plain flour)
3/4 cup of boiling water
a splash of vegetable oil
pinch of salt
1. Place flour in a bowl. Add in the boiling water, oil and salt and stir with as spatula. Once the dough cools a bit (not to hot to handle by hand), knead the dough.
2. Knead until the dough forms a firm ball.
3. Leave the dough to rest for 30 mins. Cover the bowl with a damp towel.
4. Then, divide the dough into 6 same size balls.
5. Sprinkle a little flour on the table and roll the dough a thin as possible.
6. Make sure the pan is hot and NOT oiled. Cook the chapati. You when it's ready when the chapati bubbles up (looks like a fluffy pillow).
7. Place the cooked chapatis under a damp towel to avoid it from drying. Eat it hot with spicy curry dhal.
I ate mine with my mum's special dhal made of chinese mustard green, beans, chilli, garlic and of course dhal cooked with ghee. Yum!