Kumaran’s Maida Flour in the UK is available at Red Rickshaw. Maida flour is a finely milled, white wheat flour commonly used in India. Now, what is maida made of? This flour is made of wheat. It is obtained from the endosperm part of the wheat grain and is made from summer-wheat varieties. It is not similar to the United States’ all-purpose flour, but Maida flour UK is its very own all-purpose flour similar to the US’s cake flour.
Maida plain flour is popular in India, Pakistan, and other South Asian countries. It is used in making bread and other baked goods, noodles, and other food products that Asians commonly eat on a diurnal basis. In India, Pakistan, and other Asian countries, it is used in making bakery products such as pastries, sweets, and traditional bread as well as paratha and naan, among others.
It is low in protein which is an advantage in terms of producing high-volume, soft, and/or tender cakes with finer grains. More so, the high extensibility and stretchability are desirable qualities for numerous Indian pastries and baked goods which puts it at a pedestal.
In its production, some nutrients in maida flour are removed from the milling. Hence, its low composition in protein and fibre. It has a 10.62% of protein and 0.35% fibre. Aside from these, it contains 76.61% carbohydrates and 10.9% moisture.
Maida VS Atta
Both atta and maida flour is made from wheat. However, the difference is that atta is unrefined flour and maida is refined flour. Atta is from a whole wheat grain while maida is from the endosperm of whole wheat grain.
Maida Biscuit Recipe
- 2 cup maida flour
- 4 tsp ghee
- ½ tsp baking soda
- ½ cup powdered sugar
- 4 green cardamom
- Refined oil
- Mix the dry ingredients. Take a large bowl and sift together the flour, green cardamom powder, baking soda, and powdered sugar.
- Once the ingredients are mixed, add salt in the flour mix along with ghee. Then, mix with your hand. (Make sure to wash your hands beforehand.)
- Add some water to the mixture and knead the biscuit dough.
- Make 8-10 balls out of the maida biscuit dough and start rolling into the thick chapattis.
- Cut the chapattis into desired shapes, most preferably a diamond shape. Then, keep aside.
- Grab a pan and heat with 4-5 tbsp of oil, preferably over low to medium heat.
- When the oil is hot enough, place the biscuit into the pan.
- Fry over medium flame until they are golden brown.
- Keep them on tissue paper so that it absorbs the unnecessary, extra oil.
- Serve them with masala tea if desired.
- Store in a container and enjoy.
You may add cocoa powder to make the biscuits chocolate-flavoured.
You may also explore and try different flavours such as pineapple, coffee, or matcha.
You may also bake these biscuits to be healthier.