Varanasi Eats & Making Chapati

I’m fully engrossed in projects out here, so I relish in the moments I share food with friends (or just enjoy  on my own)!  As it goes a day in the life of Jo looks a little something like:

5am ~ wake up to chanting

6-8 am ~ study for my philosophy course or practice pranayam

8-10:30am ~ asana & meditation

11am ~eat something small

11:30-2 ~ writing, errands, planning the Kashi Ganga Cleanup seva (community service river-cleanup), lila (divine play)

2-3pm ~ planning teacher training book and seva with teacher

3-5pm ~ asana

5-10pm ~ snacks, dinner, sometimes a trip to a temple with other students, or writing, errands, sangha at center

So please enjoy a small photo-presentation of the gustatory delights I’ve been partaking in during this chapter of svadhyaya, “self-study” (with a chapathi recipe to follow!) . . .

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How to Make Chapatis

By , About.com Guide

Chapatis (Indian flatbread) are the perfect accompaniment to most Indian dishes. Learn how to make them with this step-by-step photo tutorial on making Chapatis. Don’t be fooled by the number of steps there are in this tutorial because making a single Chapati from start to finish, takes 1 1/2 to 2 minutes at the most! Chapatis are not difficult to make but the old saying “Practice makes perfect” was probably written for them.

All you need is:

  • 2 cups wholewheat flour
  • Water (Using yoghurt or milk will give you super soft Chapatis! See tip below)
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tbsps vegetable/ canola/ sunflower cooking oil

This recipe makes roughly 12 Chapatis.

And a video tutorial, in case you prefer the visual stylee:

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