Chapathi for those who are not familiar with (is there anybody !) wheat bread – a staple food in North India and can be considered to be the poorer cousins of delicacies such as Naan/Roti/Kulcha. In the recent years it is also popular in hotels in South India. I have put up a basic version of Chapati before but lets go one level up the ladder of sophistication and look at how the Banana chapathi is made. Can we name it Banana Paratha?????
What you need to have:
1. Cavendish Banana – 1
2. Plain Wheat Atta – As much as it holds (I have used Pilsberry Atta)
3. Pure ghee – 2 teaspoons
4. Sugar – 2 teaspoons
Ingredients of Banana Chapati
What you do with what you have:
1. Sieve atta in the siever with required quantity of salt. Peal Cavendish Banana chop it and keep it aside as shown in image.
2. Run chopped Banana from step 1 in the mixer adding required quantity of sugar and is as shown in the image below. Add ghee to it.
Crushed Cavendish Banana
3. Add fine wheat atta from step 1 to it and make a smooth pilable dough.
Wheat atta being added to the crushed Banana
4. Pinch out required quantity of the dough to roll it into chapati.
Chapati dough and the pinched out ball
5. Roll the pinched out ball with a rolling pin into 4″ diameter . Apply ghee and fold it into a semi circle and apply ghee again. Fold it into a triangle shape as shown in the image below.
Pure ghee being applied to it in stages
6. Dust the triangle shaped dough in wheat atta and roll it to required thickness as shown in the image below.
Rolled Banana Chapati
7. Plae a chapati griddle on medium flame. When heated apply a little ghee and toss rolled chapati from step 6 on to the griddle
Rolled Chapati being roasted
8. When it roasts, just turn over and apply ghee again and roast it. It puffs up when done.
Chapati being roasted on the reverse
Ready to serve Chapati
9. Serve with mixed fruit jam or any chutney of your choice or enjoy ghee and sugar.
Ready to serve Banana chapati with fruit jam
How long it takes: 30 minutes
Number of Chapatis: 6