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Jul 1, 2011 07:34 AM

atta flour in toronto

Am looking for atta flour to make chapatis - don't want to drive over to Little India - (live near bathurst & bloor) -- does anyone know if atta flour is sold in china town or is there an india grocery downtownish or west-side-ish?

Thanks in advance...

Little India
255 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M5V1Z4, CA

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  1. It's probably available at most supermarkets. Seems to be in most NoFrills in the west end.

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    1. re: Kagemusha

      Any stone ground whole wheat flour would do, if you can't find atta flour. If you go to an Indian store, pick a popular one that has high turnover. I have twice bought atta flour that was old and smelled rancid.

      1. re: 1sweetpea

        WW is no different in terms of shelf life and I never buy it from supermarkets.

    2. Atta = Flour.

      Atta is the hindi name for Flour. What you are looking for (to match authneticity) is any whole wheat flour made from a hard wheat also called Durum Flour.
      The Golden Temple brands is the one I recall seeing

      1. Got the Golden Temple brand at my local Metro grocery store (at Shopper's World Danforth in the east end, but you could try other Metros...). I find it quite different from whole wheat flour in that it is less heavy when baked, and doesn't seem to have the bran content of ww flour.

        1. Anyone try making regular bread with ATTA flour....will it rise much?

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          1. re: LUV_TO_EAT

            Tends to be low gluten, so maybe not so great for "regular" bread.