Layered Chapati – Ghadichi poli - How to make layered chapati/roti/poli/ghadichi poli–With Video
A typical Maharashtrian lunch or dinner usually start with chapati. This is Indian flat bread or roti or poli which is made in almost every part of India. These are served with veg curry.When I started cooking, I could never roll out properly and they were coming out hard. Then my mom told me easiest way to roll out one layer chapati. This is quite easy way to make it soft and fluffy. Even my husband’s bachelor friends are using this trick. Then after my school, I learned to roll out “ two layer chapati”
Today I am sharing my way of making chapati which is called ‘’ghadichi chapati‘’ in Marathi, Ghadi means fold and ghadichichi chapati means folded chapati. My mom always says that, ‘’More fold means better and soft chapati’’. Mom always made ghadichi chapati and the aroma during chapati making is just divine. I know it is very difficult to make ghadichi chapati, but with little practice and patience, you can learn and make soft chapatis.
In mixing bowl add wheat flour,oil and salt to taste and mix well. Slowly add water and knead soft pliable dough. Cover and keep aside for 25-30 minutes. Apply some oil on your palms and knead the dough again till it becomes soft. Make a equal lemon size balls from the dough and keep aside.
How to make One Layer Chapati?
Heat tava or griddle on medium flame. Take a small bowl of dough deep in dry flour and roll out in oval shape. Apply some oil on the surface and sprinkle some dry flour. Then gently squeeze in between and fold the two sides together.
Roll out thin chapati, deep in flour if needed. Carefully transfer on tava, roast from both sides. Now you can see One layered chapati.
How to make Two Layer Chapati?
Take a small bowl of dough deep in dry flour and roll like puri. Apply some oil on the surface and sprinkle some dry flour, then fold it into half to form semi-circle.
Again apply some oil on the surface and sprinkle some dry flour, then fold it and make triangle. Apply little flour and roll out thin chapati. Roll on the edges and keep turning chapati frequently while rolling.
Transfer the chapati on tava, roast from both sides. You can see the layers of chapati.
Enjoy hot chapati with homemade ghee and your favorite curry!!