Indian roti

Try this freshly baked, beautifully spiced Indian flatbread with a curry instead of rice. Easy and satisfying to make.

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  • 225g/8oz chapati flour (available in Indian grocers and large supermarkets), plus extra for dusting
  • 1 tsp fine salt
  • ½ tsp cumin seeds
  • ½ tsp chilli flakes
  • ½ tsp ajwain seeds
  • ½ tsp turmeric
  • 1½ tsp dried fenugreek leaves (or a handful of fresh fenugreek leaves, roughly chopped)
  • 120ml/4fl oz warm water
  • 1 tbsp sunflower oil
  • ghee or unsalted butter, melted, for brushing over bread