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cha·pa·ti

also cha·pat·ti (chə-pä′tē)
n. pl. cha·pa·tis
A flat, unleavened, disk-shaped bread of northern India, made of wheat flour, water, and salt. Also called roti.

[Hindi capātī, from capānā, to press down, flatten, causative of capnā, to be pressed or flattened; akin to Prakrit cappaï, he presses; perhaps akin to Sanskrit carpaṭaḥ, flat of the hand, thin biscuit of flour (ultimately of non-Indo-Aryan origin) or to Tamil cappaṭṭai, anything flat, flatness.]
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Noun1.chapatti - flat pancake-like bread cooked on a griddle
flatbread - any of various breads made from usually unleavened dough
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Where the ajlaf members of society do make an appearance they were either viewed with disdain, as in the case of Akbari's 'friends,' or rendered immediate objects of pity: it is only with Asghari's efficient management of her in-laws home, that the home becomes capable of giving "two chupatties away to the poor."24 However, these "poor" remain nameless, faceless individuals and the sole function of their presence in the novel is to enhance Asghari's noble persona.
Chupatties: Mix some flour with water to make a stiff dough.
One of the chowkeydars of Cawnpore ran to another in Futteghur, the next village, and placing in his hands two chupatties, directed him to make ten more of the same kind, and give two of them to each of the five nearest chowkeydars, with instructions to perform the same service.