Working from home is not always easy. Living and working in the same space and following the same routine day after day can feel monotonous at times. But there are little things we can do to improve the situation for ourselves. Something as simple as cooking a new, nutritious breakfast every day can give us the kind of happy and healthy start we need. With that in mind, we’ve put together these recipes for healthy breakfasts to make at home.
Besan or chana dal atta is the flour made from grinding chickpeas or Bengal gram or Garbanzo beans, as they are known round the world. Native to Turkey, this legume is loaded with protein, unsaturated fatty acids like linoleic acid and oleic acid, riboflavin, folic acid, copper, zinc and iron.
Rotis have been a staple food in many regions of the Indian subcontinent for decades. The basic raw material that is used to prepare chapatis or rotis is wheat. However, recent years have witnessed a rise in the number of gluten-intolerance cases, particularly in urban areas (1) and with it, the need to find a replacement for the beloved wheat roti.
Maida or refined flour is made from wheat. But unlike your regular atta, it does not incorporate the wheat germ and wheat bran. When compared to atta, it appears whiter, has a finer texture and is more elastic. Due to these properties, maida is most commonly used in baking, confectionery and in the preparation of savoury snacks like kachori and samosas.
We all know besan is a pulse-based flour made from dried and ground chickpeas or chana. It is commonly used in the preparation of savoury snacks and homemade sweets. In this article, we’ll explore the nutritional and health benefits of besan, with emphasis on its value to those following a vegan diet and those with gluten intolerance. Read on to learn more about this versatile and healthy flour.
Whether it is as a mouth-watering halwa or a crispy pakoda or wholesome chillas, besan is an extremely popular and versatile ingredient which is used extensively in a multitude of recipes. Besan is made from chana dal or Bengal gram or sometimes with chickpeas. Besan is a staple in practically every Indian household and it is a part of some of our widely popular dishes. Let’s explore the incredible besan (chana dal flour) benefits for culinary purposes as well as for aesthetic advantages.