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For healthy living you should eat Chapatis or Rotis (Tortilla / Pancake) made out of multi-grain Flour (Atta). Pure flour which includes roughage (or fiber) is better than the refined flour without any roughage (used by many hotels and restaurants) for making chapatis. Flour without roughage is like Maida (White flour) which is not at all good for healthy living (we have mentioned this in other articles like - Eat Good Food to lead a balanced life). For example, people suffering from piles are advised by doctors not to eat maida based products and white bread. Multi grain flour which can be made at most of your neighbourhood flour mills (chakki) is much better than pure flour, and even whole wheat flour so go for it. We have given some suggestions below on how to make it, what all ingredients are good in what season and the ratio of these ingredients. Feel free to change them and experiment with them in case other combination of these suit you or your family.

For every 10 Kg Multi Grain Flour (Atta)* use the following:

Quantity (in Kg) Ingredient
Ingredient (Indian name) Remarks / Suggestions
7 Wheat Gehun (गेहूं) Using Madhya Pradesh (MP) wheat is suggested.
0.5 Sorghum or Millet Jowar (ज्वार)  
0.5 Soyabean सोयाबीन Roast, if possible, before getting it ground into flour.
0.5 Finger Millet Raagi (रागी) Must use, one of the best sources of fibre & nutrients.
0.5 Barley Jo (जौ) Good in summer only, has cooling effect, do not use in winter.
0.5 Pearl Millet Bajra (बाजरा) Good in winter only, has warming effect. Usually darkens the flour colour. Has a tendency to go bitter with time. Suggest buying Bajra atta separately and mixing it in your multi-grain atta as needed.
0.5 Maize or Corn Makka (मक्का) Good in winter, can also be used in summer.
0.5 Chickpeas Chana (चना) If you are prone to gas buildup in your stomach, then avoid.
0.5 Oats Jai (जई) Costly but beneficial

 

*Out of the eight extra ingredients of 0.5 kg each, we assume two of them will not be used by you based on the season so the total will come to 10 kg. If you plan to use all of them please reduce Wheat to 6 kg or adjust based on ingredients chosen. You can also add Oats as suggested by a reader in comments although it would shoot up the cost of Flour (Atta) by at least Rs.150/-. Oats costs about Rs.150/- to Rs.170/- per kg. You can get it in sale for around Rs.100/- ("Metro Cash & Carry" & Reliance Fresh stores June 2017). Its a good source of fiber and other nutrients, so use it if possible.

Getting this flour made at your local flour mill might be a better option than buying the ready made ones as they turn out to be costly. Even Patanjali, Pillsbury, Ashirwad sell their multi grain flour at a high price. Secondly getting it made yourself you can vary the combination of ingredients and use appropriate quality as desired. It should cost you less than Rs.400/- per 10 kg (Rs. 40/kg) to get it made.

 

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