Chapati are flat, unleavened, round breads made from wheat flour, water, and salt. They are baked or fried on a dry griddle.
Chapatis were one of the first prepared foods to be “globalized” in relatively modern times. They spread into Africa and South-East Asia as Indians moved about within the British Empire, back in the days when one could. Today, in countries like Kenya, chapatis are considered “traditional” food, though they probably only really arrived there in the final years of the 19th century with Indians working on the Kenya-Uganda railway.