Tortillas, naan, pita--almost every cuisine in the world has its own cherished form of flat bread, but Kenyan "chapati" just might flatten the competition (nyuk nyuk nyuk).
Chapati is a favorite among both locals and visiting wazungu, (white people) and contrary to popular opinion, it's very easy to make. In this short instructional video, Chef Onesmas teaches everything you need to know about how to make this delicious Kenyan dish.
Filmed and edited byDavid Hutchinson
Music: Habanera, by Bizet
Wash your hands, find a mixing bowl, and let's get started! Here's the recipe, so you can follow along:
STEP 1: PREPARE INGREDIENTS
-- 2 cups flour
-- 1 tsp. salt
-- 2 tsps. sugar
STEP 2: MIX DRY INGREDIENTS BY HAND
STEP 3: ADD OIL AND WATER
-- 2 tsp. oil
-- 1/2 to 1 cup of water (if it's warm, the dough will be easier to knead)
STEP 4: KNEAD THE DOUGH, SHAPE INTO CIRCLES BY HAND
STEP 5: ROLL OUT THE CIRCLES
STEP 6: COOK THOROUGHLY
-- in a pan with a couple teaspoons of oil
-- spin and flip until crispy and brown
STEP 7: ENJOY
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