Gluten-free | Dairy-free | Sugar-free | No added fats or oils | Vegan
Makes: 10-12 flatbread
Cuisine: Sri Lankan
Course: Side dish
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: varies
When you've prepared a delicious healthy curry recipe such as my Malaysian Style Slow-Cooked Lamb Curry or my Vietnamese Style Chicken Curry, the final touch of finesse just has to be an equally healthy Coconut Chapati to soak up those wonderful juices.
Hints, Tips & Tricks
I used a non-stick flat sandwich press/ flat grill to make my chapati, so I did not have to add any oil or fats to cook them. If you don't have a non-stick flat grill or sandwich press, you can use a non-stick frying pan.
No non-stick pan or grill? Place a round bit of baking paper in the bottom of a large frying pan. This method will take a little getting used to as the chapati will be harder to flatten out and flip. You can also brush a little coconut oil into the pan or onto the grill to slightly grease the flatbreads.
- 60 g (2 oz) Coconut flour
- 100 g (3.5 oz) Tapioca flour/ arrowroot starch
- 1 tsp Himalayan salt
- 240 ml (8 fl oz) Coconut milk
- 2 tsp Apple cider vinegar
- 120 ml-240 (4-8 fl oz) Room temperature water
- Add the coconut flour, tapioca flour, and salt into a mixing bowl and stir to combine. Stir in the coconut milk, apple cider vinegar, and enough water to form a batter similar to a pancake batter.
- Let the batter sit for 10 minutes to thicken a little.
- Heat your sandwich press, flat grill or non-stick frying pan to medium to high temperature.
- When the batter has rested, add a tablespoon of it to the hot press and, using the back of the tablespoon, flatten it out thinly and form it into a round shape. You may have to try this technique a couple of times to get it right, but take your time, and if your chapati is not round, it doesn't matter at all.
- Flip the chapati and cook on the other side until the chapati is firm but still pliable and floppy when picked up. Cooking time will take between 1-2 minutes for each chapati.
- As you get better at making the chapati, try cooking 2-to 3 at a time if your pan or grill is big enough to accommodate them.
- Serve alongside your favourite curry.