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Mathiya Flour

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rbhunsaker

Mathiya Flour

I was at an Indian market the other day and came across Mathiya four, which according to the label is made from a combination of lentils and peas.  It's a very fine white flour that after looking online, I understand is used to make a deep fried Indian bread.  It sounded interesting but I have no idea how to use it other than trial and error.  Has anyone used this for baking bread and if so, how'd it go?   ~ Russ 

Crider's picture
Crider

Looks interesting. Handles much differently than wheat flour! here's a link:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RfKU34F4WpA

 

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rbhunsaker

Thanks Crider!  That was interesting for sure. 

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Nim

It is also used for a variety of different Indian snacks and breads. Am traveling right now but will post some recipes after I get home.

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rbhunsaker

Thanks Nim, I'll look forward to it.  I think I'll try a little in my next pizza dough and see what happens. 

-- Russ