How to Reheat Chapati

Reheating Chapatis


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.