atta flour vs all purpose flour

However, it should not be confused with self-raising flour. sorry. Thank you for all the useful information on whole wheat. I wanted to know why. I was looking for solid info about atta because I love it but couldn’t find good explanations, and this is helpful. My sister Vineetha in the US told me about you. Isn’t it roller mill? Then with liberally floured hands and surface mix You need to use homemade yeast (mother) which imparts WAY more flavor to the bread. If you cannot find all-purpose flour, try using maida or atta or a mixture of them. Thanks for valuable informations. You only kneaded the bread for 4 minutes. But never satisfying. All-purpose flour: This useful flour is just slightly coarser than cake or pastry flour and therefore has slightly more protein weighing in at about 10-12%. So whole wheat bread loaves in India should work right? I really loved this blog…Thanks for sharing such an informative blog…it contains lot information..and now i got a better idea about how the milling process will carried out and i also likes the recipe that you shared…your presentation is nice.. Hey… been trying to figure this out for a long time too… And of course the flour in Punjab is different to east up… thanks for the insight. See photo below. Its the same like any other wheat but has no major genes for bran color. To produce whole wheat flour, the separated bran is added back to the flour after milling. there is no brand here. With covid, like so many others, I also started on bread making and so far I have been very happy with the central milling’s high mountain flour for my sour dough breads. I have a toddler son who will refuse to eat bread if its not fluffy. Thanks for writing in. 1 cup all purpose Have anyone tried using Samrat Atta to make chapattis? They have been associated with the reduction of bad cholesterol and high blood pressure and mitigate the risk of diabetes as well.While it is true that maida or refined flour -also part of the wheat family -has less fibre than its cousins, that doesn't mean it's fattening. Wheat flour or atta is used to make rotis, whereas maida is used to make naan and paranthas. Thanks Sanjeev. Note that all wheat coming from MP is NOT Sharbati. But I think the chakki atta is not a common process of milling anymore. The atta flour has 10% protein content and Canadian All Purpose flour has 13.3% protein content and is a blend of soft and hard wheat. I am unable to find wheat gluten . Thank you for an eye opener of an article! Hoping things fall in place for you. Hi Suguna, Thanks for this post. Any information on a brand that has worked for you would be very useful. Again the flour might not be chakki ground. Atta/Whole Wheat Flour is made up of the bran, endosperm and the germ of the grain, giving it a slightly darker colour and contains essential nutrients. I use it to make chapati. Thank you for this Suguna. Collection of Tamil Nadu Recipes , Tamil Cuisine, Kongunad Recipes. Thanks. I use below (I’m still trying to figure out what kind of wheat this Indian flour uses-it just says heavy on the palm and golden amber in colour, and hard to the bite, whatever that means). So how do we get a decent whole wheat bread loaf out of atta? Anyhow, most people who read these posts don’t make any bread anyhow, so a little misinformation won’t hurt them. May I know where can you I get the normal flour and also high protien floor. All-purpose flour has between eight and 11 percent protein, while bread flour contains between 12 to 14 percent. Easy Vegetarian and Non Vegetarian dishes with step by step pictures. Talking to a gym goer unfamiliar with indian atta, the general perception of wheat staple diet is negative – is this a lack of understanding of the differences between indian v western atta? I also love photography and nature. I recently bought 2kg of atta bread, hoping in mind I could use it for making fluffy sandwich bread after tired of eating chapati. All my doubts about wheat milling cleared, Loved your very informative article on wheat. Most of the nutrition differences among wheat varieties are driven by environmental conditions, such as weather, soil composition, drought etc.. I read up a bit on flour behaviour but did not get anywhere. This process is called Chakki grinding and both the endosperm and bran is finely milled. What a great article! chakki atta is usually whole wheat atta. 3. All-purpose flour contains 11.7% protein and is a versatile type of flour that can be used for most flour recipes. Try getting the wheat berries and grind it with your local miller. I used my own sourdough starter and the same recipe I use with whole wheat flour. I live near a food basics. Is maida a high protein (bread type) flour, or a low protein (pastry type) flour? Will visit often & spread the news…. The problem with store bought flour (in addition to not having flavor) is that it rises too quickly so the dough does not have a chance to just rest. Indian wheat flour is mostly ground in stone mills popularly called as chakkis. So lets first try to understand how Indian milling is done. Excellent Madam!. All Purpose Flour vs Plain Flour. I make Banana bread, Pumpkin loafs and even Apple crumble loafs with atta. I request you kindly to help me. I want to start atta making business. If I use a bread improver instead will it work equally well ? Thank you for a very informative post — there are so many blog authors all over the web who ask for adding “vital wheat gluten” to Indian atta but frankly no one explained the science India produces mostly 3 kinds of wheat. I want to uae #1 fine atta in my cookie and muffin baking. Why my atta bread just doesn’t work the way I want it to? I’ll keep in touch. Very useful & informative. It however, rolls easily, without springing back (elastic dough springs back after rolling). I have used bran in making muffins but not bread.   That extra protein in bread flour results in a slightly higher rise, but you'll still get a good rise with all-purpose flour. Roti is literally whole wheat flour and water – nothing unhealthy. 1. Hi Suguna , It is all about the unique milling process in India that is different from the rest of the world. The atta flour has 10% protein content and Canadian All Purpose flour has 13.3% protein content and is a blend of soft and hard wheat. There are many outlets where you can get it. I know commercial bread is “soft and fluffy 100% percent whole wheat bread”, but I personally have not been able to the same. 1% “triticum dicoccum” or the emmer wheat (also known as khapli,samba godumai,diabetic wheat) – India is the largest cultivator of emmer wheat in the world. Grinding your own wheat flour can help make decent wheat loaves. Atta from these flours is low in carbohydrate content that makes it effective to maintain blood sugar levels. The other option would be to get the wheat kernels from the shop and then mill it in a nearby flour mill. 1 and 3/4 cup water So we only use almond flour or almond meal, coconut flour, ground flaxseed meal, sesame flour, and other nut flours in the majority of our low carb breads and bakes. Stone grinding breaks the starch sufficiently to release extra sweetness while burning it slightly to give added flavor to Indian flat breads. can any body let me know that how we can make the multigrain atta? Amazing, well-researched article. Thanks. Your explanation of the Indian milling process and the variety of wheat is incredibly informative. As in your recipe, I usually add in some wheat gluten. Thinking of the reason.. I really love using it for chapati. I already use atta for all my whole wheat, but it is not clear what the gluten content is of all the different alternatives. It works wonderfully well for making Indian flat breads and chakki is the most preferred milling process for indian breads. In most cooking uses you may substitute whole wheat for all-purpose flour without issue. I crazy love knives. Slash any shape(X, crosshatch or heart shape). All-Purpose Flour . It’s used to make flatbreads such as chapati, roti, naan, paratha and puri. Madam myself VINIT Shashikant Sadavarte I am from nashik I have problem by eating chapatis from last two years I am not eating chapatis by eating chapatis I would get digestion problem it is very hard to digest my contact number 7755914289 can you tell me how the chapatis is made so it does not affect my digestive system it feels like elastic in colonel plz help me. Hello! I will see if I can find Sharbati Atta locally. 1 tbsp salt Could you pls tell me where to get this “vital wheat gluten”, possibly in Bangalore ? Hi regarding this topic of roller mill and chakki mill. Nice stuff, simply nice! It’s probably not real Indian Atta, but regular flour made to look like real Atta. Both methods  of milling generate heat. I was breaking my head on the failed bread products and this was very helpful! Very informative, thank you. They result in much denser bread than the regular stuff. Learn how your comment data is processed. Sure. Thank you Harini. You got some great knives there. 1. Do you know whether I can use Samba wheat to make chapathis? Wow thanks for the information. I live in usa ,bought a stone flour mill. I experimented with different types of wheat flour and adding gluten too. Its equally important like the protein. Hi mam, This is great for chapattis, but I’m still experimenting with bread made of various combinations of atta, millets, oats, etc. Of late I have been baking a lot with locally found whole wheat as well. This way, the dough still has energy for a good rise without adding more vital wheat gluten. We have a big “Patels” super market with an entire asle devoted to flours. You can get it in General food additives, Seshadripuram. Good day. I love south Indian food and I am passionate about baking. Btw, my grandmother was called Kannammal, it’s such a sweet name! April 21, 2020 at 12:12 am. High gluten white flour – less kneading and let it double before forming into a loaf It makes the most fabulous bread ever. have you ever attempted to make bread out of it ? Also all purpose flour when kneaded becomes very stretchy like rubber but … Each type of flour caters to different purposes as the name suggests. Normally I charge $$$ for such advice, but I like you so I give some for free. You use store bought yeast. Yes I mostly buy the Chakki Atta from Walmart. The culprit to bad loaves is the flour. All purpose flour is made from the combination of both high and low gluten wheat and it has a high content of protein. If you google it, actually no GMO wheat is sold commercially anywhere in the world. Yes, the Indian atta flour is ground together with bran and gives nice soft chapatis. Hope you have good success in grinding your own flour. Indian atta is a very very finely milled wheat flour. So I add a little bit of vital wheat gluten to make it “wonder bread” fluffy. I am not happy with it Thank you, Nice article. 2. It is often stone milled to preserve the germ and bran, which decreases its shelf life, making it more expensive to manufacture and consume. Hope you like the recipes here. Atta is notoriously difficult to make bread with. Hard flour, or bread flour, is high in gluten, with 12% to 14% gluten content, and its dough has elastic toughness that holds its shape well once baked. View all posts by Liz. Nutritionally, how does Indian aata compare to the whole wheat in the States? It's all about the protein. Was this due to the protein and starch damage referred to in your article? I can grind 1 kg of wheat berries in about 4-5 minutes. I even take this flour with me when I travel for holidays. So I use a lot of atta flour to make chapattis and also for baking. It’s tiring to see india taking so long to catch up with the availability of products. Now I know more , thank you , thank you. Plz suggest d proper brand name it will be helpful for me thanks. I am also an avid cook and recently bought my Komo Fidibus XL mill and was hunting for the right kind of Wheat to use for my chappati when I came across your article. Maida is a softer general purpose flour (sometimes called 'all purpose flour') and is a highly refined flour. Whole wheat or low gluten flours – more kneading and form into a loaf after rising about 25% or not at all. Welcome to my space. I am a flour manufacturer and i have worked on a new wheat for whole wheat flour. If you sift whole wheat flour produced in Canada or USA, it will normally separate into flour and bran as shown in the picture below. Thanks for this excellent post. Indian Gov portal says, Indian wheat is largely medium hard, medium protein wheat which is similar to the USA Hard white wheat. Mainly it will be use to make chapatis. Thank you so much for letting me know. Keep rocking. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. I found that I can still use it for making bread by using 50-50 Atta and All-purpose flour. I tried Ashirwad and Pillsbury, and both came out like bonda (texture). Durum Atta Flour Durum Wheat Flour & Wheat Bran Blend. The moisture absorption is more in chakki flour than in normal whole wheat flour. I use Navadarshanam atta, which is stone ground and much coarser than the run-of-the-mill (pun intended) atta you get in the shops. What is Indian Sharbati Atta? Thank you for sharing such a great article on Atta – it is very well explained. I live in a very Indian area. As a Pakistani living in the Philippines and trying to find the right flour for my mother’s visit, I have to commend you for the insight and detailed information. When baked, the starch absorbs the water and gets fat or swollen. This article gives a lot of clarity. Experts are of the opinion that the two kinds of wheat are the same nutritionally. try it out sometime! Cos this way we select the wheat but the mill has similar machines for all grinding? My family will move to Dhaka in August and I am worried that I will not be able to get a flour that replicates my success with the ‘Housebound’ atta. I am planning to buy domestic flour mill as I no longer like rotis made by ready flours.I do not know if it is psychological , I get a weird smell when roti puffs. I bought a 10 kg bag of atta flour from a supermarket because it was on sale for 60% off So I thought it doesn’t hurt to buy it even though I am not Indian, and figure out how to finish using it up later. I was wondering what so many different flours was and everyone here bakes with maida and nothing else. I don’t know the type of wheat used in making the Indian Atta flour and how it compares to the Canadian wheat. Thank you! How do I get the wheat you mentioned… I use nutrimill for grinding wheat, rye and spelt (others are possible) and I am very satisfied with it. Liz. The results were awful and completely inedible. Have you tried using Western whole wheat flour to make chapattis? do you add gluten to get your light and airy whole wheat bread? What is the best name brand to buy? Transfer carefully to the preheated pot. Till now, I am satisfied with the quality of flour. Excellent and well researched article. Many recipes specify KA all purpose flour, which is 11.7% protein. It wouldn’t be used for making traditional breads or even cakes. Below is my bag of whole wheat flour, exported from India. The precise protein % can usually only be found if the manufacturers give this info. I have a flour mill nearby, and I also have 24 Mantra Organic 100% WW atta. Since turning to a plant-based diet over 10 years ago, I replaced my bread machine with my hands, and now make the most wonderful bread. Thank you. I use the chakki ground atta, which ‘from your article’ explains why my ww bread turns out dense. 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