'Stuffed Gahat Chappatis’ is a flavorful and hearty Pahari dish originating from the hilly regions of India, particularly Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand. This dish creatively combines locally grown horse gram with a traditional flatbread. To prepare Stuffed Gahat Chappatis, a mixture of horse gram (gahat) and aromatic spices is used as a stuffing. The horse gram is soaked, cooked, and then seasoned with spices such as cumin, red chili, and asafoetida. This flavorful stuffing is then encased within a dough made from wheat flour, creating stuffed flatbreads.
The stuffed flatbreads are rolled out and cooked on a griddle or tawa until they develop a golden brown crust. The result is a delightful blend of textures and flavors, with the nutty taste of horse gram complementing the soft and chewy chappatis. Stuffed Gahat Chappatis showcase Pahari cuisine’s innovation, combining traditional ingredients in inventive ways. The dish embodies the essence of hearty and nourishing mountain food. It not only provides sustenance but also reflects the resourcefulness and culinary creativity of the region, creating a dish that’s both delicious and culturally meaningful.