|How to store chapati so that it remains soft for 7 days|
I make very soft tawa chapati. It remains soft and does not crack and crumblefor almost 8 hours after cooking. Can you suggest method of storage so that it remains soft for 7 days.
If I make a lot of chapatties, I keep about 6-10 each in a large, sealable sandwich bag. I put the cooled chapatties in the bag (hot ones closed in will stick together with steam), press all the air out and seal each bag. To cool chapatties, I leave them on a plate in piles of 20 or so, covered with a towel, so that the steam can escape without condensing. They are almost, but not quite, as good as fresh when re-heated on a tava/griddle.
7 days seems a very long time to be keeping chapatis?
Are you hoping to only make them once a week and use throughout the week?
I love fresh chapattis, and prefer it to rice. Sometimes i keep them in reseable bags for 2-3 in the fridge until I finish it, but 7 days is a bit too much.
No, I don't think 7 days is too much. They live quite well in a freezer. If I have too many left after a party, I always freeze them and a few before going on holiday. It takes me 5-6 days to get over the travel/jet/ lag, when they come very handy. You can say they are not as good as fresh, of course they are not, but they are good enough for people who do not have time to make them each day. You have to slightly under-cook them, then cool them covered with a towel, then freeze in sandwich bags one day's supply each. Then leave one bag out before you go to work. Re-heat on a griddle.
|keeping chapatti hot|
We have to provide chapattis to over 100 people at a time. This is normally during bhandara days.To serve 100 people (at least 5 chapatis per head)at one go and about 5/6 such batches, chapattis need to be prepared from very early morning.We need some simple process to keep the chapati in high quantity warm and soft.
This is not commercial. We are Satsangis and the Bhandaras are held in Varanasi and Agra and food is distributed free as prasad.
How about using large thermal casserole pans?
U cn mix 2 bananas to make d dough soft.
Bananas to make dough soft? Sweet chapatis? Has anybody tried it?
No, I haven,t heard of this. But if it is green bananas our guest is talking about, boiled and mashed, it may work. If you add mashed potatoes to dough, it gives very soft parathas/roties/chapatties.
Keep in deep freezer.
Banana chapati tastes very good..its very nutritious and good for children too.
1. Does one cool the chapatis by placing them on a towel and then wrapping the same over them?
2. Can they be placed in the regular fridge area or is it necessary to put them in the freezer?
3. Is the sandwitch bag that you refer to a zip pouch?
Sorry for the late reply, I have been otherwis occupied.
1 yes, you cool chapatties on a towel. Frozen hot, they will stick together.
2 Yes, you can keep them in the fridge for a couple of days, but for longer, better to freeze them.
3. The sandwich bag can be a ziplock one or a simple tie handle one. It doesnt matter, as long as it us sealed.
|B N Mathur|
|Keeping chapatis fresh|
Your suggestions of keeping the dough with extra water for 1/2 hr and using mashed potatoes are really worth trying. These two suggestions should help! Many thanks.
You are most welcome BN Mathur.
How can i store roti for minimum 1 week with natural nutrition for business purpose?
I don't follow your question fully? You mean for a business trip or for selling?
Add spinach while kneading dough . It gives soft texture and nice color to dough and chapatis are really soft when you reheat them. Spinach has to be washed, blanched and grinded before adding to dough.
|To store uncooked roti and chapathi|
Hi From all the Q&A what I understood is make rotis and cool them with towel to get to room temperature and then Store it in freezer in ziplock .
My question is can we just roll the dough into chapathis and store it in freezer , and wanted to fry it everyday before eating .
How to store the raw rotis in freezer ? Do we need to dust with flour more or keep any paper to separate rotis ??