How to Reheat Chapati in Microwave

Reheating Chapatis in the Microwave

Introduction

Having a microwave oven in today’s times has become a necessity.

More than cooking, the microwave oven is required for heating food at a speedy rate.

However the microwave is also useful for cooking food quickly.

But the fact remains that the microwave is most popular for heating food.

Chapatis which are consumed at every meal in Indian households need to be reheated more often than other foods.

They can be prepared in bulk in advance and then reheated in the microwave oven as and when required.

Chapatis can be made few hours ahead and wrapped in foil / cloth and reheated when needed in the microwave.

When chapatis are stored for few days in the refrigerator / freezer then also there is need for the chapatis to be warmed and relished hot.

Let us study how chapatis can be reheated in the microwave.

Dough Preparation

  • Soft dough is required to be formed for soft chapatis if they are to be stored.
  • Wheat flour and salt is mixed in a bowl.
  • Lukewarm water / warm milk / yogurt is added to the bowl mixture for soft dough.
  • The dough is made and then kneaded for some minutes.
  • Rest the dough for 30 minutes in a bowl covered with wet cloth / towel.
  • Then re-knead the dough for some minutes.

Rolling Chapatis

  • Divide the dough into lemon-sized balls.
  • Use a rolling pin to roll the dough balls on a flat surface or rolling board.
  • Cover the dough balls with flour.
  • Also throw flour on the rolling surface.
  • Roll the chapatis into medium rounds.

Roasting Chapatis

  • Heat a tawa on the gas on medium flame.
  • Put the chapati on the heated tawa and roast for some seconds.
  • Flip the chapati side and lightly brown the other side also.
  • Turn the chapati sides few times.
  • Get the chapati off the gas.
  • The remaining dough balls can be cooked similarly.

Storing Chapatis

  • To keep chapatis for some hours, wrap in foil / cloth / covered casserole.
  • When preserving chapatis for short / long durations, the chapatis should be cooled by laying on a plate and covering with kitchen towel.
  • Thereafter, the chapatis can be stored.
  • To store the chapatis for couple of days, tightly wrap in plastic cling film / aluminum foil / air-tight container and keep in the refrigerator.
  • For longer preservation of the chapatis, place wax paper between chapatis and wrap in foil / film and throw in the freezer.
  • Alternatively, air-tight containers can also be used for storage in the refrigerator / freezer with / without wrapping the chapatis.
  • When the chapatis are frozen for lengthy durations in the freezer, they should be thawed by placing them in the refrigerator for minimum 3 hours before reheating them.

Reheating Chapatis in the Microwave

  • The chapatis can be speedily reheated in the microwave.
  • Remove the packed chapatis from the covering.
  • Put the chapati in a microwavable plate.
  • Cover the chapatis with a damp cloth / towel.
  • Microwave for 30 seconds and then take out from the microwave.
  • Few drops of water can also be splashed on the chapati sides and then laid on the microwavable plate and covered with another plate and heated in the microwave for 2 minutes.
  • A pile of 4 chapatis can also be warmed together.
  • Wet cloth towel can be input between the chapatis and top of the uppermost chapati.
  • Lay the chapati pile on a microwavable plate and warm for 2 minutes in the microwave.
  • The chapatis will soften and puff up.

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