I love chapatis! But hey, who doesn’t, right?
Chapatis are one of the most healthiest flatbreads in India, and that’s why many of us prefer them over different types of rich and heavy flatbreads.
Generally, Chapatis are made using wheat flour, but you can also make different types of chapati recipes with various stuffings as well as combination of flours.
So today, I’m going to share some lip-smacking chapati recipes for you in this post.
Stuffed Chapati Varieties
Unlike Stuffed Parathas or Naans, there are some limitations to what you can add as stuffing for such chapatis. You can not add sharp-edged nuts or mouthwatering masalas with high water content, as it won’t help form a perfect chapati.
So, please keep it in mind before thinking of preparing your stuffings.
Tip: If you end up making such base masala, add some all purpose flour or mashed potatoes in it. Both these ingredients will help in absorbing excess water from your recipe.
Once you include these additional ingredients, don’t forget to balance other flavoring and seasoning ingredients.
Now, let’s take a look at these recipes –
1. Methi Chapati
Methi chapati is probably the most common variety of stuffed chapati. Gujarati communities also prepare its slightly different version in India, which is known as Methi Thepla.
You may use same recipe to prepare this chapati variation.
- Get a bowl and mix the flour, methi leaves, cumin powder, dry mango powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, salt, oil and water together.
- Form a dough and prepare small balls out of it.
- Heat the tawa on high flame and start making your chapatis.
It tastes absolutely amazing with spicy Mango Pickle and Dry Coconut Chutney/Lasun Chutney.
2. Murabba Chapati
You might have enjoyed Mango Murabba with Chapatis for lunch, but it tastes even better when you stuff it inside the chapati dough.
So, here’s how you can make this chapati variation –
- Get a dough ball and flatten it with fingers.
- Then, stuff some Murabba in it and close the ends.
- Gently roll this stuffed ball into a chapati and cook it on the pan.
- Follow the same procedure for remaining chapatis.
While making Murabba Chapati, you will have to handle it carefully. Otherwise, the stuffing may come out from its surface, and it won’t turn out as great as you might expect it to be.
3. Lasun Chutney Chapati
Now, this is something that you’ll never see in a hotel or restaurant! You can only experiment this type of recipes in your home kitchen.
Lasun Chutney, a spicy Maharashtrian condiment, can also be used as a stuffing for this unique chapati recipe.
Sounds interesting? Let’s see what you need to do to make this flatbread at home.
Steps to follow –
- Prepare the chutney and keep it aside. (Note – If you live in Mumbai or nearby cities, you can easily get this chutney from local Vada Pav vendors.)
- Flatten the dough ball and stuff some chutney in it.
- Close the ends and make your chapati.
- Cook it on the hot tawa.
That’s it! Now, serve it immediately with sweet and tangy Tomato Ketchup or Murabba.
Tip: If you don’t like too much heat, you can add less chutney or mix some Desi ghee in the dough ball.
4. Cheese Garlic Chapati
Cheese Garlic Naans or Parathas are probably one of the hot-selling flatbreads in Indian restaurants. They taste so good with spicy curries that you just can’t resist the temptation of having them over and over again.
Similarly, it can also be made using healthy chapatis. Here’s the recipe –
- Get a bowl and mix the stuffing ingredients i.e. cheese, chopped garlic pieces, mixed herbs, chopped coriander leaves and salt together. (Don’t use too much salt because we’re already using cheese in this stuffing.)
- Prepare a dough and make small dough balls out of it.
- Flatten a dough ball and stuff the prepared mixture into it.
- Roll it into a flat chapati and cook well on the heated pan.
- While serving, garnish it with grated cheese and some chopped garlic pieces.
Some other recommended combinations:
- Cheese Onion Chapati
- Cheese Potato Chapati
- Cheese Rajma Chapati
5. Mint Chapati
Want some fresh and tangy flavor in your chapati? Try out this Mint Chapati now!
For the Mint Chapati, all you need to do is mix these green leaves in the dough. Its making procedure is exactly similar to Methi Chapati. So, please do refer to the above recipe.
You can use both dry and fresh Mint leaves for this chapati variety.
6. Multigrain Chapati
If you find the aforementioned recipes difficult to make, I’d suggest you to prepare this simple and easy chapati variation.
The Multigrain Chapati doesn’t require any special stuffings or extra preparations. You just have to mix your favorite flours to create some magic in the kitchen.
Must-try Flour Combinations for Multigrain Chapati –
- Wheat + Bajra
- Wheat + Nachni
- Wheat + Besan
- Wheat + Corn Flour (Used for making Makai Rotis)
- Wheat + Rice
Note – The texture of this Multigrain Chapati will change during the cooking process, and it might even turn out like a Bhakri or hard chapati. So, don’t worry about it. It goes well with vegetable curries.
Talking about the serving combinations, you can serve it with slightly soft veggies or Paneer based dishes. You may even present it with Dal Makhani or Sambar.
7. Stuffed Aloo Masala Chapati
Aloo Masala is probably the most easiest stuffing to make at home. You don’t really need too many ingredients to prepare this delicious and spicy mixture.
Apart from Indian flatbreads, it can be used in several other snack items. So, it pretty much depends on how you want to make use of this potato based stuffing.
Now, let’s start with the Stuffed Aloo Masala Chapati preparation.
- Heat some oil in a heavy bottom Kadai.
- Add the cumin seeds and asafoetida, and wait till they crackle.
- Now, add the ginger-garlic paste and stir-fry till the raw smell goes away.
- Add the finely chopped onions and green chillies in it. Stir-fry them for a couple of minutes.
- Add the garam masala, coriander powder, red chilli powder, turmeric powder and dry mango powder, and stir-fry again for a minute.
- Finally, add the mashed potatoes in it and mix well. Cook them for a few minutes and take out in a bowl.
- Prepare some dough balls using wheat flour, salt, water and oil.
- Flatten them using rolling pin or fingers.
- Stuff the cooked masala mixture and start making thin chapatis.
- Cook these chapatis on both sides and serve hot.
This type of chapati goes well with Dal Makhani, Chole Masala and other such delicious Punjabi curries. Fresh curd and Tomato Ketchup can also be served as condiments for this dish.
Recommended variations –
- Cheese Aloo Chapati
- Green Peas-Aloo Masala Chapati
- Schezwan Aloo Chapati
8. Gur Chapati
Finally, I want to share a sweet chapati recipe called Gur Chapati i.e. Jaggery stuffed chapati.
If you want to pack something interesting for your hubby’s and kids’ tiffins, this chapati variety can certainly help solve your problem.
Jaggery is also beneficial for health, so it’ll score more points on that front as well.
While preparing the lunch box, just make sure you place these chapatis at the bottom. It’ll be an awesome surprise for them!
Here’s a quick recipe of Gur Chapati –
- Prepare dough balls using wheat flour and keep them aside for some time.
- Heat a non-stick tawa on high flame.
- Get a dough ball and flatten it using your fingers, and then stuff some crushed jaggery into it.
- Make a chapati with the help of rolling pin and cook nicely on the tawa.
- Apply butter/ghee if you want.
Bonus Tip: You can also make another amazing chapati variety with leftover Modak’s stuffing.
As you can see, it’s not very difficult to make these chapatis for lunch or evening snacks.
The additional stuffing preparation may require more time, but it’s worth the efforts. Also, these flavorful chapatis are far more healthy option than other deep fried snacks.
So, do give it a shot! I’m sure you and your family will love them.