Atta flour

Atta or Chakki Atta is a wholemeal wheat flour, originating from the Indian subcontinent, used to make flatbreads such as chapati, roti, naan, paratha and puri. It is the most widespread flour in the Indian subcontinent.

Hard wheat, used to make atta, has high gluten content which provides elasticity, so dough made out of atta flour is strong and can be rolled into thin sheets.

Atta was traditionally ground in the home on a stone chakki mill. This is useful when using a tandoor, where the flatbread is stuck to the inside of the oven, and also makes chapatis softer as the dough absorbs more water.

Atta or ATTA may refer to:

  • Atta Halilintar, Indonesian YouTuber, singer and entrepreneur
  • Atta (genus), a genus of New World ants of the subfamily Myrmicinae
  • Atta (novel), a 1953 novel by Francis Rufus Bellamy
  • Atta flour, whole wheat flour made from durum wheat commonly used in South Asian cooking
  • Atta (Buddhism), Pali for “self” or “soul”, central to the core Buddhist concept of Anatta, no-self
  • Atta, Jalandhar, a village in India
  • ATTA, acronym of Akabar n Tagrawla d Tanemla Amazigh, or Berber Socialism and Revolution Party
  • A group of Lumad peoples
  • Princess Atta, a character from the Disney and Pixar film A Bug’s Life
  • Ata (name), people with the first name or family name, sometimes spelled Atta


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