Recipe makes 4 medium sized chapattis.
1 cup Jollity gluten-free sweet potato and pumpkin flour
1/2 cup of plain boiled and mashed pumpkin or potatoes (any type of potato works). This is optional but produces better results and firmer chapatti.
1/3 cup corn starch
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons vegetable oil
1/4 cup warm water (1/2 cup if not adding the mashed potatoes)
A little oil for frying the chapattis.
2 pieces of cling film (or 1 piece cling film and 1 piece baking paper) within which chapattis will be rolled. Size depends on how big you will make the chapattis.
1. In a medium-sized container, combine the Jollity Flour, corn starch and salt and mix well.
2. Add the mashed pumpkin/potatoes and use your hands to combine till it forms a crumbly texture and then add the oil and mix till well combined.
3. Add the water, a little at a time, till it forms a dough ball that’s no longer sticking to your hands and knead the dough for another 3-5 minutes.
4. Rub the dough with oil, cover with a tea cloth or cling film and leave it to rest for 30 minutes to 1 hr.
5. Divide the dough into 4 small portions.
6. Place the cling film on a flat surface put the dough, then cover with another piece of cling film or baking paper and roll till you get your desired shape.
7. Peel off the top layer of cling film/baking paper and flip the chapatti onto your hand carefully then peel of the bottom layer carefully so chapatti doesn’t break.
8. Rub a flat pan with some cooking oil and place the chapatti to cook. Rub a little oil on the top part and leave to cook for about 3 minutes or till air bubbles form. Carefully flip the chapatti and cook the other for another 3 minutes. You will know it’s ready when brown patches appear on both sides. Serve and eat while warm, for best tasting chapattis.
1. You can leave out the pumpkin/potatoes, but the chapattis will be tastier, softer and easier to roll with them included.
2. Corn starch is different from maize flour (posho/porridge flour) and can be found in the baking section of most major supermarkets.
3. To make a larger batch, you could double or triple the recipe.
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