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  1. 750 grams white flour
  2. 3 tablespoons oil
  3. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  4. 1/4 cup melted ghee or vegetable oil
  5. About 1 glass hot water



  1. Sift flour and salt. Rub in oil and mix well.
  2. Add the hot water and mix well with a wooden spoon. When cool, knead to a soft dough.
  3. Divide dough into 8 portions.
  4. Roll each out to about 15 centimeters in diameter.
  5. Brush or smear each with melted ghee or oil, and fold over into a semicircle. Then fold over again. Sprinkle each with a little flour and set aside for 30 minutes.
  6. Roll out again, but not too thinly.
  7. Put on a hot griddle or wide frying pan. Turn over when slightly freckled.
  8. Brush freckled side with ghee or oil and allow to puff up. Turn and brush the other side, too. Both sides should be very pale brown before you remove from heat.
  9. Serve hot with curry.
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