Soft pumpkin chapati

Soft pumpkin chapati


Pumpkin not only adds colour to your chapati but also makes it soft and the contrast between the saltiness of the chapati and the sweetness of the pumpkin is just to die for.


  • 1/2kg diced pumpkin
  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil for the dough
  • 1 cup warm water
  • Salt to taste
  • Cooking oil


  1. Peel the pumpkin and Cut it into small pieces and bring to boil until soft and easy to mash.
  2. Blend the pumpkin in a blender or simply use a fork to mash the pumpkin.
  3. Using your clean hands mix the flour, salt, the pumpkin puree and cooking oil in a bowl kneading at the same time.Add water if required and continue kneading until you have a smooth dough.
  4. Cover the dough and let it rest for 20 minutes.
  5. Knead the flour well again and divide it into reasonable size. Dust the balls with some flour to avoid sticking on the surface.
  6. Flatten each ball and roll out thinly into sizeable circles.
  7. Heat an ungreased, heavy skillet or griddle over a medium flame. Lightly grease the pan and slowly heat the first chapati.
  8. Cook on one side for about 1 minute or until lightly brown, then flip and cook the other side. Press the sides of the chapati with a spoon until it puffs.
  9. Remove the chapati and place it in a warm dish or foil paper and wrap it to keep it warm.