cha·​pa·​ti | \ chə-ˈpä-tē How to pronounce chapati (audio) \
variants: or less commonly chappati
plural chapatis also chappatis

Definition of chapati

: a round flat unleavened bread of India that is usually made of whole wheat flour and cooked on a griddle

Examples of chapati in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For the rest of the meal, any of the suqqars (diced and spiced meat stir-fries) paired with chapati is a good starting point to explore Somalian cuisine. Omar Mamoon,, "Four ways to eat a samosa in the Bay Area," 28 Dec. 2020 To round out the meal, there’s sukuma wiki, thinly shaved collard greens sautéed with tomato, ginger and garlic, and Kenyan chapati, flaky, crisp flatbreads that are a must for any celebratory meal. Los Angeles Times, "The season for cooking too much — and sharing it all," 20 Dec. 2020 The next morning, Moju will take leftover chapati to make rolex. Los Angeles Times, "Kiano Moju’s ‘Afri-Cali’ Christmas," 17 Dec. 2020 Immy's also sells two kinds of hot sauce, one mild and one spicier, and sides including greens and chapati, the wheat flabread. Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Immy's African Cuisine is open for takeout on Milwaukee's northwest side," 21 Nov. 2020 Beyond homemade sourdough: Explore the world through French baguettes, South Asian chapati, German pumpernickel, and six other loaves This newsletter has been curated and edited by David Beard, and Eslah Attar and Jen Tse selected the photographs. Babak Tafreshi, National Geographic, "Trespassing, vandalism rise in U.S. national parks," 14 Apr. 2020 Like chapati, puri is made from a simple durum wheat flour dough. Saveur Editors, Saveur, "16 Flatbread Recipes to Satisfy Your Carb Cravings," 25 Mar. 2020 The kitchen staff piled on the curry, yellow rice, mango chutney, dill raita, chapati bread and roasted chickpeas. Andrea Sachs, Washington Post, "Grab your jammies for an Ikea sleepover in Sweden," 23 Aug. 2019 Stir in the cream and cook for 1 minute, then serve immediately with rice or chapati bread., "Recipe: Quick Mustard Shrimp Curry," 31 July 2019

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First Known Use of chapati

1810, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for chapati

Hindi capāti & Urdu chapātī

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“Chapati.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Feb. 2021.

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