Whole Wheat flour or atta has a natural ability to control weight, especially in women. Consuming whole wheat products over long periods reduces weight and controls obesity. It reduces bad cholesterol, triglycerides, high blood pressure and improves the overall metabolism.
It facilitates proper digestion and promotes gastrointestinal health. Whole Wheat is a rich source of fiber and is a good option for women to keep breast cancer at bay. This whole wheat pita bread is a delicious way to add whole wheat into your regular diet. One of this fluffy bread with fresh accompaniments is all you need to keep you full for several hours.
Serving size: 8 nos
- 3 cups organic whole wheat atta
- 2 ¼ tablespoon dry yeast
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 cup + ¼ cup warm water
- 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
- 3/4 tablespoon salt
- Dissolve sugar and yeast in ¼ cup warm water in a large bowl and let it stand for 5 minutes.
- Add the whole wheat flour, salt, oil and water to the yeast mixture.
- Knead to form it into a soft dough.
- Turn the dough onto a floured surface.
- Knead dough until it is smooth and elastic.
- Place dough back in the large bowl. Add a few drops of oil and turn the dough to coat all sides.
- Cover the bowl and let it rest in a warm place for 40 minutes.
- By this time the dough should have doubled in size.
- Preheat the oven to 200°C.
- Divide the dough into 8 equal portions.
- Start rolling each portion into a 5 1/2-inch circle.
- Place 4 dough circles on each of baking trays coated with olive oil.
- Bake for 8 minutes or until the pits gets puffed up.
- Remove from oven and cool on a wire rack.
The best way to enjoy this pita bread is to slice the bread in half. Stuff each pita pocket with a falafel, coleslaw, and Tahini sauce or any of your favourite stuffing.