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 Another casualty is mlawi, a doughy chapati-like semolina flatbread Tunisians serve with iftar or use as a sandwich wrap for a sohour pre-dawn meal. Taylor Luck, The Christian Science Monitor, 13 Apr. 2022 Jackfruit is also cooked as a spicy stir-fry dish called kathal ki sabzi, often served with hot chapati. Bon Appétit, 8 Apr. 2022 This means white bread, but treated like chapati, torn by hand and wrapped around the hunks of chicken, potato and tangled onions. New York Times, 16 Feb. 2022 People would smell her cooking and start asking questions, then sample the chapati, bajia, fufu, egusi, chicken curry and sambusas. Kristine M. Kierzek, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 31 Aug. 2021 Like ugali, chapati is a useful tool for sponging sauces. Washington Post, 2 Apr. 2021 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,, 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, 20 Dec. 2020 The next morning, Moju will take leftover chapati to make rolex. Los Angeles Times, 17 Dec. 2020 See More

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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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21 Apr 2022

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“Chapati.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 May. 2022.

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