Chapati

by Suzana Mohamad Ali

#Scienceofplay13

Flatbread is a type of bread that is cooked flat, typically on a flat pan or other flat surface. It is eaten around the world like Torta (Spain), Focaccia (Italy), Roti Prata (Singapore), Roti Canai (Malaysia). It is one of the simplest forms of bread and nearly every culture around the world has its own version.

Skill Level: Advanced

Suitable For: 5 - 6 years old

Estimated Time: > 30 mins

Environment: Indoors

Chapati

Learning Framework

  • Physical - Eye-hand coordination, kneading, rolling, stirring, mixing

  • Intellectual - Observing, comparing, questioning, prediction

  • Emotional - Confidence, engagement

  • Social - Interacting with peers, communicating

Materials

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Step 1

Add in the whole wheat flour and salt into the mixing bowl.

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Step 3

Cover the bowl and let it rest for 30 minutes.

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Step 5

Lightly oil the frying pan and heat it. Cook the dough until it is brown and puffy on both sides. Serve warm with a bit of margarine.

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  • Mixing bowl

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • Spatula

  • Rolling pin

  • 2/3 cup warm water

  • 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour

  • Clean towel

  • Cooking oil

Step 2

Slowly add in water and mix until dough forms a ball. Knead the dough for about 5 to 10 minutes until it is smooth and sticky.

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Step 4

Divide the dough into 15 to 20 pieces. And using a rolling pin, roll each one into a circle. This should be done under strict adult supervision.

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