How to store, heat, and serve homemade Chapati (Roti) for a party
Freshly made Chapati are stored in refrigerator over two days prior to party. For the event, Chapati
are heated in an oven and served buffet style using a heating pad.
Plan 3 Chapati per adult, 4 Chapati per cup of flour, 7" round Chapati. Use good quality Atta (wheat flour).
Storing Chapati for up to 2 days
Freshly made Chapati should be stored in the refrigerator
1. Let the Chapati cool to room temperature
2. Wrap a stack of six Chapati in Aluminum foil.
3. Put the foil-stack in a sealable plastic bag, and close the seal
4. Store Chapati bags in the refrigerator.
Heating refrigerated Chapati
1. Remove Chapati from plastic bag. Now you have stacks of six Chapati, each wrapped in Aluminum foil. Do
not remove Aluminum foil.
2. Preheat oven to 350° F.
3. Place the foil-stacks on the middle rack in a single layer. Don't put stack of Chapati on top of another stack of
4. Heat Chapati for 15 minutes
Serving warm Chapati buffet style
The Chapati must remain warm, and not dry-out during food service time of the party. You can buy a food warmer to keep stacks of Chapati warm. Instead, we will use a simpler cost effective
method. We will need an electric heating pad, stainless steel platters (Thali), terrycloth kitchen towels.
1. Lay out the heating pad on a serving table. Turn it on to 'Low'.
2. Cover heating pad with terrycloth kitchen towels.
3. Place stainless steel platters on the kitchen towels
4. Wrap foil-stack of warm Chapati in
terrycloth kitchen towel
5. Place Chapati stacks on the stainless steel platters.
The heat from heating pad will warm the stainless steel platters through the kitchen towels. The warmed
stainless steel platters will keep the double wrapped Chapati stacks (outer wrap of kitchen towel and followed
by Aluminum foil wrap) warm. The Aluminum foil will prevent the Chapati from