Definition of chapati in English:

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Pronunciation: /CHəˈpädē/
(also chapatti)

noun (plural chapatis)

(In Indian cooking) a thin pancake of unleavened whole-grain bread cooked on a griddle.
Example sentences
  • It is eaten in the form of flat, unleavened bread called chapatis or roti, together with spiced lentils and vegetables in season.
  • More than a century later Mumbai's middle classes still prefer their chapatis cooked at home.
  • You can serve it with rice or chapatis or nan bread to mop up.


From Hindi capātī, from capānā 'flatten, roll out'.

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Syllabification: cha·pa·ti

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