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Sliced Chapati

Zanzibar Chapati

An amazing flat bread you will truly love.
Course Bread
Cuisine Zanzibar
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 chapati
Calories 371kcal
Author International Cuisine


  • 3 cups millet flour or all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup water +/=
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil plus more for cooking


  • In a bowl place about 2 cups of flour a bit of water and start mixing with your hand.
  • Add water as necessary until you get the dough into a ball.
  • Add about a tablespoon of oil and the salt and knead well for a few minutes.
  • Once the ball of dough is soft and supple roll it out into a circle about 8 inches round. Add flour as necessary to keep it from sticking
  • with your fingers make a hole in the middle and as gather up the dough making a round rope.
  • cut through the rope so you can make a serpentine (see pictures) and tuck the end under.
  • Add a little oil on top and set aside to rest for about 20 minutes or so.
  • Get a frying pan hot on the stove and add a bit of oil
  • Roll out the chapati into another 8 inch circle using flour as necessary to avoid sticking and place into the frying pan.
  • Cook until brown spots appear on the underside adding oil if necessary and flip over.
  • Cook until brown spots appear and then remove
  • Cut into pieces and serve hot, Heaven!


Calories: 371kcal | Carbohydrates: 72g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 294mg | Potassium: 100mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 4mg