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One of the most cherished aspects of the culinary world is its incredible diversity. Recipes travel across borders, transforming and adapting to local tastes and preferences. Among these, the universal love for pancakes is undeniable. In this article, we’ll be exploring a delightful variant of pancakes, popularly known as “Chapati za Maji”. Loved for their simplicity and ease of preparation, these pancakes are a hit among urban dwellers and rural households alike, making breakfast times truly special.



  • Author: Chef
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 9 pancakes 1x




Step-by-step guide to crafting Chapati za Maji:

Step 1: Start by placing your wheat flour in a large bowl.

Step 2: Dissolve sugar into the milk, and then pour this mixture into the bowl containing the flour.

Step 3: Now, add all the water to the mixture. Begin stirring the pancake batter using either an egg whisk or a wooden spoon, making sure that all ingredients are blending together.

Step 4: When the batter has reached a smooth consistency, it’s time to break in the eggs. Add them into the mixture in the bowl and continue mixing until everything is smooth and lump-free.

Step 5: Preheat your frying pan on the stove for about 2 minutes. Once the pan is hot enough, pour in some of the batter. Be sure to add just enough to mold into the shape of the pan.

Step 6: Let the batter cook on one side for about 2 minutes, then flip it over. Apply some cooking oil onto the pancake and spread it evenly across the surface.

Step 7: Flip the pancake again and repeat the process for the other side. Continue to cook the pancake, turning it as needed, until it turns golden brown and is fully cooked on the inside.

Step 8: Once the pancake is perfectly cooked, remove it from the fire and place it on paper towels on a plate to absorb any excess oil.

Step 9: Repeat the process with the rest of the batter until you’ve cooked all your pancakes.


And there you have it – a fresh stack of homemade Chapati za Maji! These pancakes are not only incredibly easy to make but are also quite versatile. You can serve them as is or pair them with fruits, honey, syrup, or your favourite pancake accompaniment.

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