Shiva, I read this reply of yours to Praseeda. I need your advice on this. Myself and my husband are here in Qatar. My MIL is here on a visit. She will be here for another couple of months. I am on a weight loss journey as you know. My husband was diagnosed of borderline diabetes and high cholestral last year (since he had been living on outside food all 3 times of the day during the previous year, because I was in India for my delivery). But he started his exercise and diet as soon as we found this out and so, we brought his sugar and cholestral levels under control and so the doctor has not prescribed any medication and has asked us to be on proper diet and to avoid sugars and fatty items. We maintain the levels on diet and exercise alone. Then, my MIL (who is 55 yrs old) has diabetes, High BP and High cholestral and is on medication (2 tablets everyday for each of the above conditions). So, all 3 of us need to watch what we eat and make sure we do some exercise daily. And, I am the cook as well as the one who decides what all of us eat. I make sure that I make chappathis (no oil added to make dough or to toast) atleast 3 to 4 days for dinner in a week. Dosas if I make are without oil. Given the above background, I want to know whether it is okay to add oil to the chappathis when I make them. Earlier I used to make the dough with plain water alone and the chappathis used to be hard. Then in one of your replies to somebody else on Multi Grain roties, you had mentioned that by adding hot water, they become soft. So, nowadays I add hot water to make the dough and the chappathis are better that before. My doubt now is, can I add a little bit of oil when I toast the chappathis in the non stick tava? Does it enhance the taste considerably? Because I am already like a strict superviser here, making sure my MIL doesn't eat sweets, fried items etc. And, depriving her of some tasty chappathis makes me feel guilty at times. (P.S.: my MIL has lost 6 Kgs already in the past 1.5 months that she is here). Please advise Shiva and everyone else! Indian Guy, Can you please write your suggestions too?