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atta flour in toronto

gregynels Jul 1, 2011 07:34 AM

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

  1. Kagemusha Jul 1, 2011 08:10 AM

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

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    1. re: Kagemusha
      1sweetpea Jul 1, 2011 08:22 AM

      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
        Kagemusha Jul 1, 2011 08:33 AM

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

    2. meatnveg Jul 1, 2011 09:31 AM

      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

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        panthera Jul 5, 2011 11:21 AM

        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.

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          LUV_TO_EAT Jul 5, 2011 03:48 PM

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

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          1. re: LUV_TO_EAT
            Kagemusha Jul 5, 2011 04:52 PM

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

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