Saturday, January 26, 2013

So for Today's lunch

Last night, I've made Meatloaf and had some leftovers. I wanted to make something to finish the leftovers, but I couldn't think of anything. After some much research around my binder full of recipes, I came across an AllRecipes recipe for Indian Chapati Bread. An Indian Chapati Bread is a flatbread made from wheat and all purpose white flour. 

Unfortunately having Meatloaf and a flatbread isn't enough because both of the components are dry, so I decided to make a Cheddar Cheese Sauce to bring everything together. The result was a somewhat healthier version (if I had some lettuce and tomatoes) of a Bacon Cheeseburger. The flatbread was crisp and crunchy, but still soft and pliable. Its similar to a Tortilla. If I had a piece of lettuce and tomatoes, the picture would look much better. Nonetheless, the product tasted good.

I mentioned above that Chapati Bread was made from Wheat Flour. The brand I used in my local supermarket was the King Arthur Whole Wheat Flour. 

Using my French rolling pin, I rolled the dough until it was flat as a tortilla. The dough is pretty easy to work with. 

Following the recipe, in a skillet, I place the flatten dough onto the pan and let it cook for about a minute. This is very quick and easy to do. It took about 40 minutes to complete finish everything.

Flipped it and it should look like this.

This recipe produces 10 medium sized Chapati Bread. I didn't cook the whole batch, so the TIP of the DAY is to place each Chapati between 2 wax papers and store them in the freezer for about a month. So any weeknight you don't have a starch on your place. Try this healthy alternative.

If you've cooked all the Chapati Bread, then you can let them cool completely, and store in the fridge in a plastic bag. Whenever you want to eat it, take them out and wrap a few in wet paper towel, then microwave them for 25 seconds. The result is a softer flatbread and you can wrap, dip, or tear anyway you want. The recipe for the Indian Chapati Bread is at the beginning of this post. Click it and let me know how your turned out.