The very own Chakki Atta of Pillsbury is a 100% whole wheat grain baking flour that was introduced to the Indian food market in 1998. This Pillsbury flour is mainly used for making the famous Indian flatbreads like chapati, roti, naan, puri, and paratha. The atta flour is high in gluten content – this makes it even more suitable to use for baking bread compared to other all-purpose whole wheat flours. Like any other flour, Chakki Atta flour has been coarsely ground; this is what makes your bread grainier as well as when you are using it for making biscuits, baking cake, and other types of bread.
The reason why Pillsbury Chakki Atta whole wheat grain flour became a favourite especially when making chapattis and other flatbreads is because of its contribution to the taste and texture. Only the use of chakki atta flour can help you produce perfectly soft and fluffy flatbreads. It has been highly favoured by many due to the process of “chakki'' milling. Chakki Atta is milled slowly in a stone-ground process; hence the name “chakki” translates to “grinding stones''. This grinding process is also applied to several Indian spices.
Health Benefits of Pillsbury Chakki Atta
- The high fibre content of Pillsbury Chakki Atta helps normalize and improve digestion. This is why several studies are showing that eating foods made out of Chakki Atta may prevent bowel problems by improving your metabolism.
- It is a great source of energy because it provides your body with the nutrients that it needs like Vitamin B (thiamin, niacin, and riboflavin) – this is necessary to keep our body’s immune system strong.
- Along with niacin, Pillsbury Chakki Atta is also rich in Vitamin E and zinc. A combination of these components is good for your eyesight.
- This is safe for people with diabetes too because the nutrients that you can get from Pillsbury Chakki Atta will help balance and maintain your blood sugar level.
Pillsbury Chakki Atta Must-try Recipes
There are so many recipes that you can try at home for you and your family to enjoy. Make them the most delicious, soft, and fluffy flatbreads that go very well with some of the finest Indian dishes or any other cuisine that you are ready to take on if you’re ready for a flavourful adventure.
For you to better familiarise yourself with using this delicate product, try these simple yet amazing flatbread recipes using Pillsbury Chakki Atta.
Whole Wheat Naan
- 2 cups of Pillsbury Chakki Atta whole wheat flour
- 1 ½ teaspoon of active dry yeast
- 1 teaspoon of sugar
- ¾ cup of water (lukewarm only)
- 2 tablespoons of curd (yoghurt)
- Salt to taste
- For your whole-wheat naan, combine flour, activated yeast (with the sugar and water), and salt in a mixing bowl.
- Then, add the yoghurt and lukewarm water gradually until the batter is ready for kneading.
- Knead well for 5 minutes to create a good texture once your naan is done cooking.
- Make the dough into a round dome and cover with a clean cloth, let it proof for 1 to 2 hours, or until the size of the dough has doubled.
- After proofing, punch down the dough to release the air inside and knead again for about 2 minutes.
- Divide your dough into about 6 or 8 equal portions and allow it to rest for 10 minutes. (This is the second proofing phase.)
- Dust more flour on the surface where you will roll out your dough. Flatten each portion in oval or round shapes (be careful not to make it very thin).
- On your skillet, over medium heat, place your dough and cook both sides. This will produce some brown spots and your naan will have air pockets that will puff up.
- You can also choose to finish it directly over a flame, once it gets partially cooked in the skillet.
- Once done, brush up your naan with some butter and serve warm with your choice of dish.
Here are some awesome Indian dishes that will go perfectly with your naan:
- Paneer Butter Masala
- Chicken Tikka Masala with Naan
- Tandoori Chicken Naan Flatbread
- Homemade Naan with Mint Cilantro Chutney
- Naan Dippers with Fresh Mint & Coriander Raita