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South Indian Chappathi / Triangle Chappathi / Plain Paratha

South Indian chappathi / Triangle chappathi / Plain parantha is one of my favourites from childhood days. My amma and paati makes this chappathi at home. This is usually paired with masaal ( Potato sabzi) and is made during weekend. But later we have started making phulkas since it is more healthy and donot consume any oil to get cooked. But I also make this traditional chappathi once in a while to relish and to go back to my childhood days. This chappathi is best for travel as it stays soft for long time. I have used ghee to spread on the chappathi but we can also use gingelley oil and then fold it. This is also Krish’s favourite.
Check my other roti recipes 
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Breakfast, Main Course, tiffin
Cuisine Indian, South Indian
Servings 16 Nos


  • Skillet


  • 2 cups Wheat flour
  • As per taste Salt
  • As req Water
  • To cook Ghee / Gingelley oil


  • Take wheat flour in a bowl. Add salt and mix well with the hands. Then add water little by little and knead it to a soft dough.
  • We can also add a teaspoon of ghee or gingelley oil to knead the dough.
  • Give pressure with your hands while kneading so that the dough is soft and non sticky.
  • Keep the dough aside for 10-15 minutes.
  • After 15 minutes, take a portion of the dough and make ball by rolling it in between your hands.
  • Dust the dough in wheat flour on both the sides.
  • Carefully roll out the dough to make roti.
  • Now add a dollop of ghee on the roti.
  • First fold it to a semi circle shape and then to a triangle shape.
  • Again dust it with wheat flour and roll out.
  • Heat the skillet/tawa and cook the chappathi on both the sides with ghee.
  • Brown spots will start appearing on the chappathi. Cook on both the sides and remove it from the tawa.
  • Serve it hot with your favourite sabzi.



We can also use gingelley oil to apply on the roti.
Keyword Beginners recipe, Chappthi, Easy recipes, Soft Chappathi, South Indian snacks