Leftover chapatis can be stored in the refrigerator for short duration and preserved in the freezer when storing for lengthy intervals.
They can be stored in plastic cling film / aluminum foil / air-tight containers.
When storing for long durations, wax paper is placed between the chapatis and then packed in aluminum foil / air-tight container and thrown in the freezer.
For preserving chapatis for short periods of time, they can be stacked in cling film / aluminum foil / air-tight containers and kept in the refrigerator.
The roasted chapatis should be at room temperature before they are stored.
They can be cooled by laying them on a plate covered with paper towels.
If the chapatis are preserved in the freezer then they should be thawed by transferring them to the refrigerator 3 hours before reheating.
However chapatis also need to be reheated even after few hours of being roasted.
When keeping chapatis for some hours, they can be covered in cloth / aluminum foil / foil-covered casserole.
The preserved chapatis can be reheated using different modes.
Reheating Chapatis on the Gas Flame
- Remove the chapatis from the packing and keep on a plate.
- Wet hands with running water.
- Shake excess water off the hand.
- Rub water with wet hand on chapati.
- Use tongs to hold the chapati.
- Heat the chapati on low flame with the tongs over the gas directly for 10 seconds on each side.
- The chapatis will puff up due to the steam produced.
- Repeat the same procedure with the rest of the chapatis.
Reheating Chapatis on the Tawa
- Take the chapatis from the bundling and lay on a plate.
- Heat a tawa on the gas.
- Put hands under the water tap and dampen the hands.
- Remove the excess water by shaking the hand.
- Sprinkle drops of water on the chapati with damp hand.
- The chapatis should be heated on the tawa for 15 seconds on each side on every flip.
- Flip the chapati sides 1-2 times.
- Allow the chapati to puff up and then serve.
Reheating Chapatis in the Electric Roti Maker
- Put the chapatis in a plate out of the wrap.
- Switch on the roti maker.
- The red light will be flashed.
- When the roti maker is hot, the red light will turn off.
- Dampen the hand with water and dry excess water by shaking hand.
- Apply damp hand to the chapatis.
- Open the roti maker and put one chapati.
- Close the roti maker for 10 seconds.
- Open the lid of the roti maker.
- Do not keep the chapati for additional time in the roti maker as they will become dry.
- Serve the chapatis hot.
Reheating Chapatis in the Microwave
- Remove the chapati from the covering.
- Chapatis can be reheated in the microwave by laying the chapati in a microwavable plate and covering the chapati with a wet kitchen towel.
- Put the chapati in the microwave for 30 seconds.
- The chapatis can also be heaped and a wet kitchen towel can be input between two chapatis.
- The topmost chapati should also be covered with a wet towel.
- Microwave the heap of chapatis for 100-120 seconds.
Reheating Chapatis in the Conventional Oven
- Stacks of chapatis can be reheated in an oven.
- Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees Farenheit.
- Take a wet kitchen towel and dampen the chapati sides by wiping with the towel.
- Pile 5 chapatis.
- Cover with aluminum foil.
- Stand the wrap in the middle layer of the oven.
- Heat in the oven for 15 minutes.
- Hot chapatis are ready to be served.