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Kumara (Sweet Potato) Chapati - Vegan and Kid Friendly

Kumara or sweet potato chapati are basically Indian flatbread made by just adding the veggie to the dough to make it more nutritious and healthy.
Course Breakfast, Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes


  • 1 cup Wheat flour
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 200 gms Orange kumara (peeled and chopped)
  • few tbsp water
  • Ghee as required


  • Peel and chop the kumara or sweet potato so that it is easier to steam cook them. Steam cook for 10-15 mins or until a fork can be pierced through it easily.
  • While the kumara is still warm or at a temperature when you can easily handle it mix it with the flour to make a dough. You may or may not require water to make the dough depending upon the moisture content of the kumara. Add 1 tbsp water at a time until it forms a dough if need be.
  • Do not over knead the dough as you will feel kumara sticking to your hands and then you will end up adding little more dough making the chapatis drier.
  • Take a tsp of oil in your hands. apply it to the dough and let it sit for 5 mins.
  • Divide the dough into 4-5 equal proportions. Make small roundels, flatten it in between your palms. Dip it into dry wheat flour lightly coating with flour on both the sides and roll it with the help of roller.
  • Heat up a non-stick pan or tawa, place the rolled out chapati on the hot pan. Once you start seeing some bubbles flip over and cook for a minute or until you see nice brown spots on it.
  • Apply ghee onto the flipped side and again flip over and cook until it crisps up or you see dark brown spots. You may choose to apply ghee on both the sides and cook by flipping it every 30 sec or 1 min until you see nice brown colour on both the sides.
  • Pile the chapatis in the hot packs which is available to keep the food warm. Enjoy with curry of your choice or as it is.


You can add finely chopped green chillies, roasted cumin powder or even some fresh herbs like coriander if not making a kid friendly version.
To make it vegan simple skip ghee and use oil instead
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