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Spelt Chapati - Simple Indian Flatbread

Recipe for an easy-to-make and delicious Spelt Chapati. It's an Indian flatbread, with basic ingredients, baked in a hot pan. No oil, no yeast & vegan. My version is with 100% spelt flour.
Course Bread
Cuisine Indian, Vegan
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 2 flatbreads
Calories 82kcal
Author Elephantastic Vegan


  • 1/3 cup spelt flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt + more to sprinkle above
  • 2 tablespoons lukewarm water
  • 1/2 teaspoon white sesame seeds (optional)


  • Add the spelt flour in a big mixing bowl, add the salt and mix. Slowly add the water little by little until you can form a smooth dough. You might not even need all of the water given in the ingredients.
  • Either mix and knead with your hands until a smooth dough forms or use a kitchen machine with a knead hook. (You may have to double or triple the amounts for a machine to work properly).
  • Let the dough rest in the bowl covered by a clean kitchen towel for about half an hour.
  • Divide the dough in two equally large parts and roll them out on a floured surface.
  • You can sprinkle sesame seeds and a pinch of additional salt over the flatbreads and lightly roll the seeds into the dough with the rolling pin.
  • Heat a crepe pan (or another really flat pan) super hot (as hot as possible).
  • Place one chapati after another in the hot crepe pan and let it cook for about 1/2 a minute on each side.
  • Serve & enjoy :)


Calories: 82kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 2g | Sodium: 292mg | Fiber: 2g | Iron: 1mg