1/2 t salt
3 c unbleached all-purpose flour
3/4 c vegetable oil, plus 1-3 T
3/4 c water (3/4 to 1)
1. In a large bowl, combine salt and 2-1/2 cups flour. Add 1/4 cup oil and mix well. Add water little by little, stirring after each addition, until dough is soft. Knead dough in bowl for 5 to 10 minutes.
2. Sprinkle about 1/4 cup flour on a flat surface. Take a 2-inch ball of dough and, with a floured rolling pin, roll out into a 1/8-inch-thick circle the size of a saucer. Repeat with remaining dough, sprinkling flat surface with flour if dough sticks.
3. Heat 1 tablespoon oil over medium-high heat for 1 minute. Fry chapati 3 to 5 minutes per side or until brown. Remove from pan and let drain on paper towels. Fry remaining chapatis, adding more oil if necessary.
4. Serve immediately or place in a covered container until ready to serve.