The Chapati Man

What is everyone’s favorite thing to eat when they come to visit us from America? Chapati! Chapati is a flat bread that is made from water and flour , then cooked on an incredibly hot cast iron pan heated by a small charcoal stove. It’s smothered with Crisco as the vendor spins it around in the pan.  In Kenya the dough sometimes contains avocado, at other times pumpkin, sweet potato, shredded cabbage, or onions and bell pepper. In Uganda, they take it up a notch by frying an omelet and wrapping it inside; hence the “rolex” of Africa.  One chapati sells at around $0.15. 

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