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Chapathi Bread Wheat flour

Chapathi is the Indian bread, a staple food in most parts of India, particularly Northern and Western India. It is almost exclusively eaten as basic food item in the wheat belts of punjab, haryana and uttar pradesh.

Every Indian household kitchen has the basic items needed to make a chapati. It is made from wheat flour mixed with water to make a dough. Now this dough is then used to make disc shaped chapatis using a flat surface mostly made of wood called chakla and a rolling pin called the belan. These discs of dough are then baked over a tava or pan..

Another version of chapati called phulka is made by holding the baked chapati over direct fire, making it swell up like a baloon.

Chapati is usually served with a little ghee smeared over it. It can eaten with a variety of pulses called daal and curries as well as vegetables. There are many versions of chapati, such as rumali roti, paratha, kulcha, naan, poli and phulka. Although wheat is the most common ingredient, it can be replaced with other cereals such as maize or makka (a delicacy in punjab known as makke ki roti), millet or bajra and jowar. A special chapati called missi roti is made from a combination of maize, gram and millet flour.

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Dal moth is a spicy and crispy snack made from gram flour, asafoetida, turmeric powder, chili powder, moong, sugar, amchur, oil and salt. Its delicious and is popular as an anytime snack or serves as a very good tea snack. [See Recipe]

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