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Utilization of Besan Flour in the Indian Dishes

Undoubtedly, one of the most commonly used ingredients in the Indian kitchen is Besan flour. It is a powder prepared by mincing the Chana Dal and it has a pleasant nutty taste. The besan is a premier condiment in the cuisines of South Asians. The besan flour is yellow in color and is considered as a vigorous and versatile substitute to high-carbohydrate wheat flour. Some of the most renowned besan flour recipes are stated below:

Rajasthani Gatta Curry: It is a very trendy Rajasthani vegetarian dish prepared from besan atta (chickpea flour). This dish tastes remarkably good and can be consumed with different types of bread such as roti, chapatti, paratha or puri. Besan Ladoo: These are the affluent and sweet dessert-snack made from the lightly baked besan flour and sweetened with sugar. Besan ladoos can be dished up at any time of the day. Usually, in the Indian families, ladoos and barfis are served as cookies especially during the festival season.Boondi: It is an Indian snack prepared…

The Vibrant Sector of Flour Milling Industry

One of the liveliest sectors, the flour milling industry merges the conventional skills with ultra-modern technology to produce an assortment of flours. Flour is used as the chief ingredient in bread, biscuits, cakes, pies, soups, and a variety of refined foods. Having evolved enormously over the years, flour milling industry in Jammu and Kashmir has now developed into a highly automated and well-organized industry. Contemporary mills function as continuous-flow operations right through the year. Flour mills can be set up at different levels – domestic flour mills, industrial flour mills, bakery flour mills and roller flour mill.
Flour milling is a mechanical manufacturing method which generates flour from wheat after going through the inclusive phases of grinding and separation. The flour milling industry plays a very vital role in the overall prosperity of the country by providing jobs to many skilled and unskilled individuals which directly or indirectly amplify the business.

Understanding the Nutritional Facts and Health Prosperity of Besan Flour

Besan Flour, also sometimes called as gram flour, garbanzo bean flour  or chickpea flour is prepared by grinding chickpeas or sometimes called Bengal gram. In India, people use a specific type of chickpea termed as Chana Dal. Besan flour is light in colour and an integral part of Indian cuisine, consumed to make Dhokla, Pakoras, Boondi, Laddus and many more dishes. As per the India Ministry of Food Processing Industries, Besan is rated as the one of the most commonly used flour in the Indian kitchens. If you have the desire to avoid gluten or are looking to manage your weight, then Besan flour should be considered as a healthy and alternate to high-carbohydrate wheat flour. Nutritional Content (Per 100 gram)
Protein Constituents 22 gram Fat Constituents 6.7 gram Quantity of Sodium 64 mg Quantity of Fiber 11 gram Energy Measure 387 Kcal Presence of Vitamin A 41 IU                    Presence of Vitamin B-1 (Thiamine) 0.486 mg Presence Vitamin B-2 (Riboflavin) 0.06 mg

Maida Flour and its Manufacturing Process

Cereals and grains have been part of our daily diet for thousands of years. Wheat is such a cereal grain from which wheat flour is made. India alone consumed 95100000 MT of wheat flour in 2016.
All-purpose flour also popularly called ‘Maida’ in Hindi is carefully milled refined wheat flour without any wheat bran. Maida flour is used widely to make the delicious bakery items and fast food, such as pastries and bread. Many conventional Indian categories of bread, for instance; paratha, kulcha, naan, and tandoori roti are made using maida.

The maida manufacturing
Maida was made by crushing grains, undoubtedly the first equipment used for this purpose was pestle and mortar. The mortar was no more than a natural basin in a rock and the pestle was merely a stone selected because of its naturally suitable shape and size for use with the mortar. Today in the modern era it's made using Roller Mills. (Please see picture below).

There exist a lot of maida manufacturers in India; P Mark is on…