Table of content
- 1 Recipes from multigrain flour at home
- 2 FAQs
- 2.1 What does multigrain contains?
- 2.2 Is multigrain atta healthy?
- 2.3 How many calories is in one multigrain chapatis?
- 2.4 Is multigrain good for diabetics?
- 2.5 Benefits of maize
- 2.6 Benefits of millet flour or ragi
- 2.7 Benefits of gram flour
- 2.8 Benefits of oats
- 2.9 Benefits of soya bean seeds
- 2.10 Benefits of flax seeds
- 3 Recipe of multigrain flour at home
- 4 Preparation of multigrain flour at home
Preparing multigrain flour at home is the best option when it comes to hygiene as it is essentially needed in this covid-19 period. That is why i brought today this healthy multigrain flour at home.
There are countless benefits of this flour that will drive you towards making it. Maize, ragi or millet flour, oats, wheat, gram, as we already know, are really good for health. And when these combine together in essential amounts, they form a very healthy flour, which is multigrain flour. Knowing its health benefits i could not resist myself from sharing this recipe of multi grain flour at home.
They are great substitute of regular chapatis because eating same flour everyday may make body adaptable to it and it may not impact that beneficially at it should be. Also it is boring to eat same thing every other day.
That is why, multigrain flour is considered to be more fulfilling and is a great addition to ones diet. Children too, who eat a lot of unhealthy stuffs in their days and nights, should be given multigrain chapati because it will enhance their body functioning and growth.
There are many recipes that are prepared using multi grain flour.
Recipes from multigrain flour at home
- Multi grain chapati
- multi grain bread
- multigrain pancaked
- multigrain cake
What does multigrain contains?
Multigrain contains goodness of six grain flour including corn, ragi or millet flour, wheat flour, oats flour, soya, and falx seeds too.
Is multigrain atta healthy?
Absolutely yes. Multigrain flour, as the name suggests, contains multiple flour of grains which are rich in fiber, vitamins and minerals. They help in maintaining functioning of various bodily organs and prevents number of diseases. All of the grains included in this flour contribute to the health in their own ways.
How many calories is in one multigrain chapatis?
135 calories are in one multigrain chapati where 71 calories are in form of carbohydrates, protein accounts for 13 calories and remaining calories come from fat.
Is multigrain good for diabetics?
yes. multigrain flour is good for diabetic patients as it contains some of the minerals and vitamins which are good for the help of diabetic patient. That is why, switching to multigrain is good option for the patients suffering from diabetes.
Let us see the benefits of the grains included in the multigrain flour
Benefits of maize
- It is rich in fiber and many vitamins and minerals too.
- Corn is primarily consists of carbs.
- It is rich in vitamin B 12, folic acid and iron, which helps to increase red blood cells (RBCs).
- Good food for those who want to gain weight.
- Maize also lowers blood sugar level and helps to control cholesterol level.
- Maintains a healthy skin.
- consumed during pregnancy because it is very effective in this period
- it also educes the risk of anemia.
- Helps in increasing energy in the body
Benefits of millet flour or ragi
- Ragi serves as one of the best breakfast meal. It is rich in fiber which helps to increase energy in the body, to work throughout the day. Best time to consume ragi, is in the morning. It includes nutrients like vitamin C, vitamin B and vitamin E.
- Ragi flour is naturally gluten free. It can easily be served in the place of wheat flour. It can be used for preparing sweets, chapatis or dosa.
- Ragi organically contains in it vitamin C which helps to strengthen density of bones. It also restores bone density among older people.
- Consuming ragi on regular basis in a particular measure, is essential. It helps to enhance nerve impulse conduction and relaxes the mind. It also activates the functioning of brain.
- Ragi is loaded with dietary fibers in comparison to other flours like maize or rice. Consumption of this decreases food cravings and maintains the functioning of digestive system. Also, it helps in keeping the blood-sugar level in its range. Thus, ragi flour is helpful for diabetic patients.
- Ragi flour is beneficial for the people dealing with anemia. It is rich in iron and vitamin C. It helps people with low haemoglobin level. also has a higher content of fiber which is good to health.
- Include ragi in everyday meals because it helps a lot in fighting depression, anxiety and tension. Ragi works as natural body and mind relaxant. It is also very helpful for migraines.
- Ragi contains high amount of dietary fibers which keeps the stomach full and prevents frequent appetite. This also led to weight loss. And consuming ragi in the morning as breakfast meal, keep one full throughout the day. Hence, helps in losing weight.
- Various recipe are prepared from ragi flour. You can see the recipe of ragi cookies and ragi cake.
Benefits of gram flour
- Rich in vitamins and minerals.
- Lower amount of calories are present in this flour.
- Bunch of fiber contents. Being high in fiber, may help improve blood fat levels
- Higher in protein than other flours
- it contain in it antioxidants and may help fight free radicals.
- It has 25% fewer calories, making it less energy dense than white flour. Eating more lower-calorie foods may help reduce calorie intake
- It has a gradual effect on blood sugar level.
- easy to prepare at home
- used in multiple recipes in India.
Benefits of oats
- It is a great source of essential and Vitamin B1, minerals, fiber and antioxidants.
- They are gluten free whole grain.
- It helps in weight loss.
- it helps in lowering blood sugar level and reduce risks of cardio vascular diseases.
- rich in anti oxidants and contains a very essential and rare antioxidant that is avenanthramides.
- also reduces the risk of asthama during childhood
- oats also help in relieving with the problem of constipation which is very common now a days.
- Shields your skin
- increases immune responses to diseases
Benefits of soya bean seeds
- helps to tackle the issues of sleeping disorders. it help in decreasing the occurrence of insomnia along with other sleeping disorders which are common in many women.
- helps to manage with diabetes as it has the ability to increase the insulin receptors in the body.
- being rich in folic acid and vitamin B,, it is very beneficial during the gestation period
- soya bean also strengthens the bone and also make them stronger
- soyabean aids healthy digestion and improves the functioning of digestive system
- Relieve menopausal symptoms as women when reach menopause they face a lot of health issues and pain. And soya bean helps in providing relief
- a really great source of healthy unsaturated fats which helps in reducing risks of cardiovascular diseases
- maintaining a healthy body weight
- it is used in preparation of various north Indian meals and many other recipes across the globe
Benefits of flax seeds
- Being one of the oldest crop, it is higher in protein, omega-3 fatty acids and fiber. It is also rich in various vitamins and minerals.
- Flax seeds contains Lignanas which helps in reducing the risk of cancer. Those who eat flax seeds are less likely to develop the breast cancer disease
- Just one tablespoon of flax seeds contains 3 grams of fiber and thus it is rich in dietary fibers
- flax seeds contain both soluble and insoluble fibers. Wherein, soluble fibers helps in getting rid of constipation.
- they may also improve cholesterol. it contains in good cholesterol which is helpful for diabetic patient as well
- flax seeds may helps in to lower blood pressure. it may help to lower systolic and diastolic blood pressure
- it contains high quality plant-based protein and also helping in boosting immunity
- it keeps the hunger at stop which may help to reduce the weight . In simple words, it decreases the appetite due to which it helps in weight loss
Recipe of multigrain flour at home
Before starting with the ingredients, we should get cleared about the measurements that are required. We generally either use cups, teaspoons and tablespoons for measurement or we measure into grams. So, here is the way on to how much quantity of flour should be used in the preparation of multigrain flour.
|Measurement in measuring cups||Measurement in grams|
|1 cup of flour||= 120 grams|
|1/2 cup of flour||= 60 grams|
|Ingredients||with 2 kg whole wheat flour||with 5kg whole wheat flour||with whole wheat 10 kg flour|
|Ragi or millet flour||50 grams||125 grams||250 grams|
|Yellow split peas/chana dal flour||100 grams||250 grams||500 grams|
|Oats flour||100 grams||250 grams||500 grams|
|Maize flour||100 grams||250 grams||500 grams|
|Soya bean flour||50 grams||125 grams||250 grams|
|Flax seeds flour||100 grams||250 garms||500 grams|
I am preparing with 2 kg of whole wheat flour.
Preparation of multigrain flour at home
- In a large utensil, sieve 2 kg of whole wheat flour. Now add 1/2 cup of maize flour to it.
- Add to the same bowl, 50 grams of ragi or millet flour.
- Now, add flour of yellow split peas or chana dal to it. Also do not forget to sieve all the flour as they may contains granules.
- For adding oats flour, in a pan take 1/2 cup of rolled oats and dry roast it for a couple of minutes on medium flame. Once roasted, allow it to cool for room temperature because there are chances of burning when hot. Once normal, grind it finely in a mixer grinder.
- For flax seeds, dry roast it for a couple of minute and grind it well. Sieve it.
- Lastly, to add soya bean flour, you need dry roast soya bean seeds for 3-4 minutes on medium flame. Bring it to room temperature and finely grind it. To arrive at the consistency of flour, you will required to sieve it thrice. Do not try to make it powder in the first grind. Instead, grind it sieve it and again grind it. And follow this way.
- In the end, mix everything well and your multigrain flour is ready.
|Important notes :-|
|1. You can use black chickpeas. For that you need to clean them and then dry roast them for a few minutes then grind it finely in a grinder. Or you can directly use roasted black chickpeas to grind it at home.|
|2. You can also use a reliable brand for ready made besan or gram flour.|
|3. Another option is that you can wash and dry yellow split peas. And then grind them in a mixer grinder. Although i used gram flour in my recipe.|
|4. I roasted oats for smooth grind. Although, you can avoid roasting of oats.|
|5. You can also include jowar and bajra in multigrain flour however i choosed to add flax seeds instead of these.|
|6. You need to sieve all the flour well because they may contain impurities.|