Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A flat, unleavened, disk-shaped bread of northern India, made of wheat flour, water, and salt.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A flat, unleavened bread from northern India and Pakistan.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a flat pancakelike bread cooked on a griddle, originating in India.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See chupatty.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. flat pancake-like bread cooked on a griddle

Etymologies

Hindi capātī.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Hindi चपाती (ćapātī), from Sanskrit चर्पटी. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Take small parts of dough form a ball and roll it out into a thin chapati, as thin as possible.

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  • Shikaran and poli/chapati is the best combination and spells comfort food for most Maharashtrian kids.

    Archive 2007-06-01

  • Now take a lemon sized ball of chapati dough and roll out a thin chapati.

    Amba Khava Satorya

  • 'Bhati' bakeries make a thinner chapati, which is a rage among Pakistani Punjabis, Indian expatriates and Bangladeshis.

    Khaleej Times : UAE News

  • Some of Ms. Swaminathan's South Asian students cook carbohydrate-heavy foods such as chapati and rice using old family recipes and techniques, so it can be difficult to convince them that healthy alternatives can be just as tasty, she said.

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  • Discover the techniques to making Indian breads such as chapati, naan, paratha, and poori, at home, alongside sweet chutneys made with apple & walnuts, mint, pear, and classic cucumber raita.

    Serious Eats: New York

  • If you order a "chapati" or "roti canai" it will cost you about RM2 and it does not come with curry.

    nst online

  • The study by the Indian Agriculture Research Institute (IARI) examines the carbon footprint of 24 food items used in Indian homes such as chapati, rice, vegetables and milk derivatives such as paneer.

    Hindustan Times News Feeds 'Views'

  • Thursday, January 15, 2009 adventurefood said ... great looking recipe. what is chapati flour?

    Dahi-Sev Poori with Homemade Pooris

  • Daily, Tiffin Wallah offers three curries and rices, plus dessert, salad, soup and the usual accompaniments of papadum, chapati, pickles and chutney.

    Indian, Veggie, Kosher

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