Chapati Cake

Recipe by Chetna of Melbourne, AU

Its a spicy healthy cake made from left over chapatis

Ingredients vegetarian 4 servings

    • 8-10 Chapati unfolded (medium size)
    • 1 bunch of fresh coriander
    • 6-8 green chillies
    • 8-9 garlic cloves
    • 1 inch of ginger
    • 6-7 tomatoes
    • 2 tbsp coriander pwd
    • 1/2 tsp of turmeric pwd
    • 1/2 tsp of red chilly pwd
    • 3-4 tbsp oil
    • salt to taste
    • 1/2 cup water


    1. In a food processor add washed coriander leaves, ginger, garlic, green chillies, roughly chopped tomatoes, coriander pwd, turmeric pwd, red chilly pwd and salt. Make a coarse paste. Remember the paste should not be very fine.
    2. Take a pan add oil and the above paste. Cook this for 15-20 mins or till the oil floats.
    3. Now take one chapati and with the help of spoon add a layer of the paste over the chapati. Place another chapati over it and apply the paste to the 2nd layer. Repeat the same procedure uptil 10 chapati.
    4. Take a broader pan add little of the left over masala and add 1/2 cup of water. When it starts boiling add the entire layer of chapati in it with the help of a flat stirrer.
    5. Cut the cake into 4 equal pieces while it is in the pan so that the water is absorbed faster. Cook for 5 mins or till the water dries up.
    6. Serve hot in the form of layer.
    7. This recipe is can be made out of left over chapati also but i prefer making it with fresh as the cake is turns out to be softer. 



    hi chetna so very kind and sweet of u i will surely try jhatpat


    Thx Hanisha n Jaya...yes we call in sayal maani or sayal phulka...the recipe that u guys said is the way we traditionally make...but this is a variation n a recipe created by my mom n its my pls try this way just to knw how gr8 it is...thanks anyway for ur comments...would like to hear more after u try it...thx


    hi chetna ur recipe is delicious as hanisha said even i cook it same way but i make small small pieces of left over chapati and to make more soft i add half glass of water and cook it until oil separates.


    Hi Chetna, Its delicious We call it Sayal Phulka in sindhi Right!. My mummy adds finely chopped onions and lemon juice over the cake while serving. I make this by cutting chapatis in quarters. I liked your idea It sounds great. I will try it. I have a question that will all the layers of chapati be able to suck the water and become soft as the chapatis will form a stack .