Wheat flour or atta as we generally call it is a staple in every Indian household. Wheat flour is a wholesome flour that provides a wide variety of health benefits. It improves digestion, prevents additional weight gain, improves skin and hair quality, and reduces inflammation among other things.

Roti is the most common food item that is prepared with chakki atta in India. However, the possibilities of atta’s usage in Indian food do not end here. There are hundreds of atta recipes that can be made in a short amount of time and still deliver delicious taste and maximum health benefits. Here are some simple and delectable food items like flatbreads, sweets, cakes, and savoury snacks you can make with atta:

Paratha

A Paratha looks similar to Roti but is thicker in size and can be bigger too. Parathas are made using atta dough and edible oil and often contain added ingredients like cauliflower, beetroot, potato, paneer etc. Mixing these ingredients in atta dough or folding them in while making the paratha is the way to go with this food item. Parathas are popular in several parts of India, particularly Punjab in the north.

Puri

Puri is another flatbread item that is made with atta and oil while kneading and rolling the dough. It then requires deep frying till the Puri fluffs up and reaches the top of the vessel. Puri pairs well with many curries and is often made during festive occasions.

Ladoo

Laddoos are one of the most popular sweets that are always spotted at happy occasions and festivals. Atta ladoo is one of the many types of ladoos made today. All you need is wheat flour, jaggery, sugar, ghee and cardamom powder. Nuts are additional and can add more nutritional value along with a delightful crunch.

Halwa

Halwa is yet another traditional sweet that can be made using atta. To make a delicious Halwa, roast atta and ghee till it turns brown. Mix sugar syrup to this mix and add heat. You can also add mashed fruits like banana, pineapple, mango, or apple to give your Halwa another sweet flavour.

Sponge cake

Yes, you can also bake cakes with wheat flour! This flour can easily replace other unhealthy flours and help you bake a delicious cake using milk, curd, baking soda, sugar and vanilla essence. Try it for yourself and enjoy this delicious sponge cake in only 40 minutes.

Chocolate Brownies

Chocolate brownies are the poster child for chocolate indulgence at its finest. Everyone loves to devour these at any time of the day. Even this popular dish can be easily made with atta. Use all your usual chocolate brownie ingredients and just replace refined flour with atta and you get decadent chocolate brownies.

Bonda

Bonda is a fried savoury snack that is extremely popular in the south. Bondas are made from a mix of ingredients like Besan, green chillies, onions, coriander, ginger, curd, spices and salt. This dough is then fried like fritters to give you crunchy deliciousness to pair with your evening tea. Here, replacing Besan with wheat flour will give wheat flour Bondas!

Chakali

Chakali is a traditional savoury snack made widely in Maharashtra. Use Atta flour to make crispy and spicy Chakalis for festivals and have them with tea for the best experience. Chakli needs a Chakli-making contraption, which squeezes the atta dough into thin pipes which can then be made into coils and deep-fried. 

Enjoy these recipes today!