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Maida Flour Recipes

(All Purpose Flour, Plain Flour, White Flour)

Maida Flour

There is much confusion among people regarding the different forms of wheat flours like maida, atta, etc.. sold in the market. I receive so many questions regarding which one is healthier, which one to use etc. I would like to give a quick idea about that.

As I have explained in the wheat page, a wheat grain has 3 parts – the outer barn, the endosperm and the inner germ. The barn is rich in fiber, the germ has proteins and vitamins and the endosperm is the starchy part. Whole wheat flour is made with the whole grain and includes all the parts. White flour, also commonly known as plain flour or all purpose flour is made only with the endosperm of the wheat berry. In India, this white flour is further bleached either naturally or using chemical bleaches and is commercially sold as ‘Maida’. 

This maida flour is very fine and high in gluten making it perfect for making cakes, biscuits, parotta, naan, batura and many sweet dishes too.  Since maida has only the starchy part of the wheat grain, it does not have much of nutritional benefits. Also there is a common notion that the addition of bleaching agents poses health risks, which however is not a proven fact. So my recommendation is that if you like dishes made with maida, you have always enjoy them in moderation.

Indian Recipes With Maida Flour

Masala Biscuit Masala Biscuit Nankhatai Nankhatai Boli Boli Pazham Pori Pazham Pori
Parotta Parotta Naan Naan Pooran Poli Pooran Poli Mughlai Paratha Mughlai (Egg) Paratha
Momo Momo Makai Mathari
Makai Mathari
Banana Bonda Banana Bonda Pazham Pori Pazham Pori

International Recipes With Maida (All Purpose) Flour

Pizza Pizza Tortilla Tortilla Biscuit and Gravy Biscuit and Gravy Pancake Pancake
Waffle Waffle Chocolate Waffle Chocolate Waffle Sweet Potato Pancake / Waffle Sweet Potato Pancake / Waffle Basic Pie Crust Basic Pie Crust
Crepes Crepes Apple Crisp Apple Crisp Turkey Pie Turkey Pie Pita Bread Pita Bread

Cakes And Cookie With Maida (All Purpose) Flour

White Cake White Cake Red Velvet Chocolate Chip Cookies Red Velvet Chocolate Chip Cookies Hidden Heart Cupcakes Hidden Heart Cupcakes Christmas Fruit Cake Christmas Fruit Cake
Banana Muffins Banana Muffins Black Forest Cake Black Forest Cake Spritz Cookies Spritz Cookies 3 milk cake 3 milk cake
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