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Please help : How to make good/soft chapatis, parathas and puris?!!

Discussion in 'General Discussions - USA & Canada' started by ptamil2007, Oct 18, 2007.

  1. rb020606

    rb020606 New IL'ite

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    Re: How to make Chapati softer

    Yes. I agree with pmahensa. As she says , by adding milk and hot water while making the dough , you will get soft chappathis. After making the dough , keep it covered for atleast 30 mins. Once you toast the chapathi , please put it in a hot box , it will also help in keeping it soft.

    Regards
    RB
     
  2. krishnaamma

    krishnaamma Moderator Staff Member IL Hall of Fame

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    Re: How to make Chapati softer

    Hi Suganya,

    Welcome to IL. And welcome to my sub forum. I shifted it from my sub forum to here in Miscellaneous. Because as per IL, You are not suppose to open a thread in my sub forum. But, You can ask question in

    Sticky: Comments / Queries about Krishnaamma's recipe index,recipes, etc.- to be posted here! ([​IMG] 1 2 3 ... Last Page)
    krishnaamma

    ok?
    And another one point is, before you start a thread, please go through that forum to know whether anybody started a thread for the same thing. Here is the link for
    "How to make chappati softer?"

    Please help : How to make good/soft chapatis, parathas and puris?!! ([​IMG] 1 2 3 ... Last Page)
    ptamil2007

    You can see many posts there about this. Please go through that. I moved your thread from there to here. Mostly the moderater will mereg this to the about thread in future. :-D

    So please make sure that you are opening a new thread before you start one. All the Best !

    Hope this will help you !!
     
  3. kavana

    kavana New IL'ite

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    Re: How to make Chapati softer

    Mix 1/2 cup of curd and mix with warm water ur chapathi will becomes soft.
     
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    Re: How to make Chapati softer

    I will say the way I make it.I mix 1 teaspoon of cooking oil and salt in the chapathi flour .Then pour required quantity of cool water and knead it.The amount of water used usually makes the chapathi softer or harder.When u knead the flour u should be able to knead it easily without much pressure.This will give u softer chapathis.
    Also if u visit the link YouTube - Paratha - Indian Bread
    you can watch a video clearly explaining how to make soft chapatis.
    Hope this helps.All the best.Computer Typing

    Regards,
    seeba.
     
  5. SuganyaJawahar

    SuganyaJawahar Senior IL'ite

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    Re: How to make Chapati softer

    Thanks for your relplies.. will try it today evening n will let u know how it turns out..

    Kishnamma,
    Will do as u said..
     
  6. Chitvish

    Chitvish Moderator IL Hall of Fame

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    Re: How to make Chapati softer

    Dear Seeba,
    Out of curiosity, I visited the YouTube Link, you have given. I followed the recipe, they showed verbatim - I used the dough kneader (2 blades) of the electric blender for kneading the dough. I kneaded in the morning, refrigerated it & took it out an hour before dinner. The chappathis came out excellent & soft, puffing nicely.
    Thanks for a very useful link.
    Love,
    Chithra.





     
  7. Kalpana_Santhu

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    please concentrate on propotion of water used .if water is very less ur chappathi may be hard .
     
  8. MrignayniBansal

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    How to make Soft Rotis?

    Hi Ladies!

    Hope all of you are doing Great!!!
    I need one help from all of you.Since we cannot make roti on gas in US.
    I am stuggling a lot in making rotis soft.Whenever I make rotis It gets so hard that we cannot chew it properly.Literally we are missing India's Roti's.
    Thats why we started making Parathas only but it requires lots of oil and ghee which is not good for health.So I need to make soft rotis.Please give me tips and tricks so that I can make rotis soft.
     
  9. Amywos

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    Re: How to make Soft Rotis?

    I am not so well versed in Rotis/Chappathi's so not sure if this is a great tip but I generally mix flour with salt and then mix some milk / curd to the flour and then add warm water little by little kneading the dough and finally add some ghee.I prefer making the dough little sticky than too tough as I feel the latter makes the roti rough quite soon.

    Thanks for starting this thread , I too am waiting for experts advice so that I can use it too. :)
     
    Last edited: Nov 6, 2008
  10. Anandchitra

    Anandchitra IL Hall of Fame

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    Re: How to make Soft Rotis?

    I have gas for cooking so my rotis come out great.
    I usually mix my dough using food processor since i am getting lazy to do by hand.
    I usually mix plain atta with warm water and spin the FP till dough is formed . Then make roti and put it on the gas burner too.
    Hope I helped:)
     

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