Chapati is one of the favourite foods in Kenya and India. However, many consume Chapati soon after preparation due to lack of a preservation method.
If Chapatis are preserved, they can be consumed over a very long period of time up to months. I know one way to preserve chapatis for very long which is; by freezing. I learnt how to freeze chapatis after I received some from Kenya while I was in Belgium. I was able to enjoy the frozen chapatis for over a month, eating just one at a time.
How to freeze Chapati
Put chapatis in freezer bags or just any polythene bag to prevent chapati from absorbing water in the freezer. Throw them in the freezer until the time you need them.
- The best way to thaw chapati is to transfer chapati from the freezer to the fridge atleast three hours before consumption. This way they will thaw slowly minimising the risk of bacteria proliferation.
- To quickly thaw chapati use a microwave. Cover the chapatis nicely and use the defrosting option in the microwave setting.
- If you have to use the warming setting in a microwave, cover chapatis and thaw for a very short time; less than a minute, otherwise they will dry out into crackers.
- Thawing at room temperature for several hours could increase a risk of bacteria multiplication and growth.
You can now preserve your chapati as long as you want.