Healthy Flour Options
For me health comes first. Since I have PCOS, I make a conscious effort to pick healthy and wholesome food items instead of refined/processed ones; foods that provide your body with real nutrients, that help reduce inflammation and keep you fit and healthy.
Today I share some of my favourite flours that I’ve included in my diet. They’re all fibre rich. I eat most of these flours regularly in rotation – that way, I don’t get bored of eating the same kind, and I get a variety of nutrient benefits from different flours.
Here is the list! Try going for organic varieties if you can.
• Amaranth Flour
• Quinoa Flour
• Coconut Flour
• Ragi Flour
• Bajra Flour
• Sattu Flour
• Gluten-free Multigrain Flour
• Gluten-free Oats Flour
• Buckwheat Flour
• Jowar Flour
Rotis/chappatis: Roti made with bajra, ragi, amaranth flour, gluten free multigrain atta come out really good. In fact, I also tried rotis from coconut flour recently, and it turned out quite delicious.
Try this roti: Take 2 tablespoons amaranth flour, 2 tablespoons gluten-free atta and 1 tsp ghee. Mix all of it together in warm water to make a dough. The rotis come out soft and delicious.
For desserts and bakes: I don’t prepare desserts at home very often since I like to keep my sugar intake minimal. But I like to cook ‘sattu panjeeri’ and ‘besan ladoos’ when I’m craving for something sweet. They’re an absolute delight for any foodie, and a meal in themselves!
This summer, I tried out a cool and refreshing Sattu drink, which is also healthy. Sattu is extremely rich in protein and keeps energy levels intact.
For light meals: I usually go for besan/oats chilla. They’re so easy to cook, and make for a healthy snacking savory! To make oats flour at home, just blitz rolled oats in the food processor.
Do you use any other flours? If yes, please do write in below.