How to Eat Chapati with Fork
Last week my niece and nephew had come from Australia. Being born and brought up there, they are just like Australians and did not know much about Indian food. I made some chapatis yesterday and they really relished the taste, but the big problem was that, they wanted to eat the chapati with a fork. I was a bit confused in the beginning, and then I taught them how to eat with the fork. They were certainly impressed and happy. It is not a difficult task to eat chapati with a fork, but you definitely need a knife also. Next time you have a guest who can’t eat chapati using hands, give him/her a knife and fork and ask him to eat.
Before I tell you how to eat chapati with a fork, you first need to know how to make chapati and a side dish to eat with the chapatis. So let’s start by making chapati.
Mix together wheat flour, little warm milk, little salt and 2 tsp oil and knead into smooth dough for 15 minutes. The softness of the chapati lies in kneading the dough and only if the chapati is soft; it can be possible to eat with a fork. It would be difficult to eat a chapati which is hard and crispy. Cover with a wet cloth and keep side for 30 minutes. Then divide the dough into balls and roll each ball with a rolling pin into round discs. Heat a tawa and place a chapati on it. When you see small bubbles, turn it over. After a few seconds, turn over again. Press gently with a towel and the chapati will puff up. Remove and place in a casserole and close the lid. The chapatis will remain soft.
Soak 1 cup of yellow split moong dal in water for 1 hour. Fry in 3 tbsp of oil, 1 sliced onion in a pressure cooker; add a tsp of ginger-garlic paste, 1 tsp coriander powder, 1 tsp chilli powder, 1 tsp cumin powder, ½ tsp fennel seeds, ½ tsp turmeric powder, salt and 1 big chopped tomato and saute for 5 minutes. Wash and add the dal with 2 cups water. Cover and cook for 10 for 2-3 whistles. Transfer to a serving bowl and garnish with chopped coriander leaves.
How to eat chapati with fork?
- Place a chapati on a plate.
- Take some dal curry in a small bowl and place it near the plate.
- Take a knife and fork. Hold the fork in the left hand and knife in the right hand.
- Now press the fork on the chapati and cut a piece of chapati with the knife.
- Pick the chapati piece with the fork.
- Dip the chapati piece in the curry with the fork.
- And put the piece in your mouth.
So easy!!! The most important factor, as I said earlier, is that the chapati should be very soft, only then you will be able to cut it with the knife. Now why don’t you try eating chapati with a fork?