Monday, 20 January 2014

Multigrain Flour for Chapatti/Roti - Eat Nutritious, Feel Fabulous !

Hello readers,

White flour chapatti , paratha , puri or bread in my kitchen ? It's big NO from the family they say it feels like they are eating paper !

I've been grown up pretty unusual way when it came to food. We siblings were raised by very forward thinking parents in every aspect of our life. Lots of love, care and discipline from dad and mum didn't go unnoticed but Mum's simple and macrobiotic cooking wasn't popular when we were  kids, especially when you see other kids lunch boxes with fried and sugary foods.
Her principals was like this and now mine : Eat everything in moderation and take responsibility for your health !

Similar values I saw when I came to my in laws, simple and healthy food enjoyed by family every evening. Straightaway I got used to with healthy oils, low fat dairy products and wholemeal flours. Now that my family and me very much used to wholemeal flour in our everyday cooking, we can't imaging going back to white flour but ONLY to go forward !

In UK we get different type of chapatti flour, white, brown, medium brown and wholemeal, I buy wholemeal almost like ragi flour. Chapattis from wholemeal flour are almost brown colour, so filling and dense, maybe look wise it doesn't get fair points but health wise certainly comes on top !

Few years back while I was shopping I noticed Multigrain Chapatti Atta from India in my local shop, I bought small bag as it was on  promotional offer, I was totally disappointed when I saw the flour it was just plain flour mixed with various other flours. Took us so long to finish that small bag, but I thought of preparing multigrain flour at home with whole meal flour.

Multigrain flour contains more than one grain, you can buy this flour from the shop but if you prepare at home so much control in your hands. Multigrain flour foods provides essential nutrition's and your food becomes LOW GI, grains such as millet, soya and chick pea flours are a significant source of protein. If one wants to include complex carbohydrate food in your diet, start incorporating multigrain flour in your cooking. This flour can be used in various recipes. I buy various flours and mix them with wholemeal flour when I make chapatti. I use 3/4 wholemeal flour and 1/4 multigrain flour.

You will need :-
  • 1/2 cup Soya flour
  • 1/2 cup chickpea flour
  • 1/2 cup Bajra flour ( millet )
  • 1/2 cup Juwar flour ( shorghum )
  • 1/2 cup Barley flour ( Jav )
Method :-
Mix all the flours.
Store in a air tight container.
Add few tbsp.with wheat flour when you make chapatti or any other dish.

Happy Cooking :)
Linking it to Eat Nutritious, Feel fabulous challenge started by ME and Nivedita.



  2. Very healthy option Jagruti.. we don't get shorghum, bajra , jowar here.. but we do get soya flour..I will check out in the market for some other options.

  3. good info the home made multigrain....great post...

  4. I love millet flour - it looks a funny grey colour but it's so tasty!


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