Chapathi is one of Northern India’s dining staples - the indispensible unleavened flatbread, usually served as an accompaniment to spiced vegetables and meats.
In Malaysia and Singapore, the Punjabi makki di roti is usually called chapathi, as the term is more recognisable to other (non-Punjabi) Malaysians/Singaporeans.
Santa’s Chapati House is KL’s own answer to Singapore’s No. 1 chapathi spot at Azmi Restaurant (corner Serangoon Road & Norris Road), in Little India.
Freshly rolled out and griddled on the spot chapathis were served steaming hot with sides of “Blin Gobi” (Punjabi-style spiced cabbage) and “Dum Aloo Gajar” (Punjabi-style potatoes & carrots).
I also ordered a portion of spicy Dhaba chicken - all very good.
Proprietor, Kulwant Singh (son of the founder Santa Singh) was a genial, generous man - and had been voted by Time Out KL (the city’s weekly dining & entertainment guide) as one of the KL’s outstanding food personalities - very well-deserved, too.
Santa Chapati House
11, Jalan Tun H.S. Lee,
50000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Tel: +6019 269 9771
Opening hours: 6.30am-6.30pm, daily.