2 cups of wheat flour (500g)

1 cup of boiled and mashed pigeonpeas (250g)

1 tablespoon fat

½ cup cooking oil

Enough warm water

A pinch of salt

Yield 8 – 10 portions


  1. Sift the wheat flour and salt.
  2. Rub in the fat using fingertips until all the fat is well mixed.
  3. Mix in the pigeonpeas paste into the flour and fat mixture.
  4. Make a well in the center and pour in enough of the water to make a soft dough.
  5. Knead the dough and allow rest for 30minutes. When soft divide into 10 balls.
  6. Roll each ball into a circle.
  7. Rub each circle top with oil and fold into a wheel.
  8. Rub each ball into a circle on a floured surface.
  9. Fry each circle on a low heat on both sides until golden brown.
  10. Keep the chapatis warm
  11. Serve hot
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