Atta is better than Maida...... In all possible ways

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kn0609 2009-09-22 20:05:25


Hi All....

many of us in this group know the nutritive values of atta over maida... and I am such a major atta freak that I substitute Atta even in cakes and muffins recipes.

My family loves my cakes more because of the taste , surely  it isnt as fluffy as maida but taste is amazing .....

has anyone atta cakes?

shobha 2009-09-23 09:29:02



I totally agree with you. I used to bake cakes with wheat, dates, walnuts and banana and called it dry fruits cake!

BTW you might find this link useful too :




kn0609 2009-09-24 10:47:11


Hi Shobha

Thanks for the link. Try using Jaggery instead of Sugar ... it tastes great. I havent used bananas much... I shall try now.





mehr 2009-09-24 17:52:49



i am also a grt atta freak....please suugest some interesting recipies for my 18 month old.she do not have proper meals....



some14u 2010-01-15 11:04:52



          u can try making dhosa out of atta ...... ya i mean same as dhosa . make a paste of atta add salt n haldi powder n ajvine or its paste (optioal) but good for kids stomatch. hing powder n i pinch of chilli powder if needed . then on tawa spread it like a dhosha . many times it takes time to make it i mean to learn it. slowly  u n  use to it then . i mean u know na atta doesnot comeof fast. spread some oil or ghee n turn it but remember cook it well or else ........ it may give a stomach ache.

 normally children like them . u may also add vegetables or something wich ur kids like like uttapa.

I hope u like it . do let me know if u try .


aparnab 2010-01-15 11:40:44


hi shobha,

fruit atta cake - sounds like a grt idea. can you pls share the recipe with us - proportions and baking method/ time.




BrillAdith 2010-12-10 16:59:35


I wanted to know if the normal white bread that we get has more of maida?. So can we give this to kids. My kid loves Mcrennet sweet bread. Shd i change to wheat bread, then. Please suggest


vans1234 2010-12-10 22:47:43


 i make  atta cake  tastes  really yummy.....sometimes to feed my kids..... carrot .....i make carrot cake.

@brilladith any  kinda bread have some portions of maida too.......i give my kids bread only once a week. maida does't have any nutrition &  induce contipation .


mahuya 2010-12-11 01:03:31


hay vans1234,

"atta cake" ..thats really a good idea .. can u plz share the recipe also(if i can make it in a microwave,tht will b really great!)...i m looking for such a recipe for a long time ...




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