I love Indian food. Usually the restaurants we go to serve delicious naan bread, which I do adore. However, back several years we used to live near a restaurant that served the softest, most delicious chipati and I fell in love.
So when I had a hankerin' I thought I'd try my hand at it. I found the recipe here. It looked simple enough, and it said you could use oil or melted butter instead of ghee (I've never tried to make ghee and it seemed a lot of extra trouble).
First you mix the flour, water, and salt (I added a bit of melted butter at this stage), and it makes a pliable dough. Then you rest the dough for 30 min.
Next, cut the dough into 12 pieces, and roll them into little balls.
When it's done set it aside and do the rest of the chipatis. They will deflate as they cool, but will be soft and chewy and good. Serve them warm and use torn pieces of chipati to scoop up and eat saucy dishes, like Butter Chicken. So yum!