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How tough can making chapatti be?

If you are a natural cook, you will frown,"Making chapatti tough?"
Ask me, I have been trying to learn that for the past four years.Just to add to the variety of food a bachelor can have at his own auspices. Even then I am miles away from proficiency.

Demonstration of my imperfection starts right from the stage of preparing the atta dough. Either it will be too hard or too soft , as if to create problems at the time of rolling the dough into a disc. There will be no dearth of reason for the discs to be uneven, at times taking the shape of the map of India.As I was never good at drawing, a map of India used to take "more or less" the shape of a disc. Now, the chapatti discs I roll take more or less the shape of a map.

The major disaster happens at the last and final stage, browning the discs. My teachers say chapatti can never be called well-prepared until and unless it puffs while browning. I have never seen that happening with chapatti I have made so far. It also never happens that the discs are evenly browned. So when finally I declare that the chapattis are being made, others wonder what kind of a chapatti I have prepared.

Even after that my sympathizers risk consuming a piece or two of the chapattis I prepare, perhaps just to keep my mind. I am sure while struggling to crush the pieces inside their mouth; they pray the almighty to be a bit sympathetic about my cooking skill, at least considering the amount of effort involved (both in preparation and consumption).

And just to express gratitude towards them, for the understanding, I have been continuing my amateur endeavor. I am sure one day I'll be able to improve upon the skills, I have attained so far !

Comments

jac said…
I would like to relish on your newly acquired cooking skill and would be pleased to join for a bite at your half puffed, half brown chapattis.

I too am happy because you are back on the circuit here.

Welcome back.
aklanta said…
That's great, I'll update my list of prey by adding you...
V N said…
Yayayy!!!!!!!!
I knew u wud be back....

And gud luck with the chapathis... ;)
:D
Anonymous said…
Well, you're not alone. Of course my chappatis puff up during browning, but map of India it sure is! :)
Welcome back :)
aklanta said…
Velu

I appreciate your confidence and resolve...thanks
aklanta said…
rita

then there's something to feel good!
Anonymous said…
I don't want to say that, but I had said so. You're back.

Now on to the post. Who better than me to give a first hand feedback on the chappattis you make. The gratitude I acccept, but sympathy is something that I should receive.
dwaipayan said…
wow!!!!!!!!you are back!!! and hey aklanta, don't worry... I'll dare to try your chapattis once I go to your place...I hope there's some hospital near your place....
aklanta said…
soumyadip

obviously the credit goes to you...
I shall pray god to be a little bit sympethatic towards you too...:)
aklanta said…
dwaipayan

why do you think anyone and everyone will have that honour..:)
Mindinside said…
I would like to taste ur food :)
aklanta said…
Mind
even after reading all these! That's so nice of you...:)

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