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maida maavu - do we know what it contains

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kunjuppu

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ingredients that make maida maavu - all purpose flour in english

Folks,

I have always had a ‘thing’ for maida maavu dosai. Or karacha dosai as mrs K would say.every once in a while we treat ourselves to this, when feeling like having a dosa, and do not have the regular dosa batter.

Also, we do purchase parottas in restaurants or the frozen ones, that when heated, comes out really soft and fluffy.

Till now, I have never known what made up all purpose flour or maida maavu. My impression was that it was ground corn flour. Not so, says this article.

Interesting reading.
 

suraju06

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Kunjuppu,

I go by what a Punjabi does in the matter of selecting wheat products. A punjabi will never touch the Maida. Even with Atta (wheat flour) he is very choosy. For dairy products like salted butter, cooking butter, cheese and ghee I go by the wisdom of a Gujarathi. Fortunately I have the benefit of having lived in these two states.
 

Raji Ram

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I got this article by e-mail from three friends! An eye opener. Only the Tamil name of the chemical used is given wrong...


"பனசாயல் பெரோசிடே (benzoyl peroxide ) என்னும் ரசாயினம் கொண்டு வெண்மையாக்குகிறார்கள்..."

Thanks to careless google transliteration! :typing:
 
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kunjuppu

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you know raju, raji,

i still love my maida maa dosais. i have it once every two months or so. could be even less often.

i think, i will still keep having them.

if you look at it, every food we eat has something or other which is forbidden. might as well live on water and air, but then those too are polluted. we have no hope. mankind. man not kind to nature in real life. :(
 
Dear K

I am also very fond of parotta. eventhough I won't eat regularly, i will eat in hotel sometimes. Anyhow 'alvukku minjinaal amirdhamum nanju'

be happy
 
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kunjuppu

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Dear K

I am also very fond of parotta. eventhough I won't eat regularly, i will eat in hotel sometimes. Anyhow 'alvukku minjinaal amirdhamum nanju'

be happy

i agree, but i have to confess, i hate panjaamridham. it is gooey and pretty sickly looking. :( cant even stand a drop of it :)
 

amala

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I love Southern/Sri Lankan barota/parota/porotta made from maida mavvu. You dab oil and fold it or my personal preference, margarine, fold again and roll and keep repeating it at least 4 times and when you cook it will be so flaky and nice, a bit like croissant.

I've unfortunately never tasted maida ma dosai though. Its definitely easier to make roti with maida rather tha atta. I find maida far easier to roll. Its far tastier too so i guess its unhealthy because its refined flour and a naughty indulgence, bit like white bread.
 
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kunjuppu

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to make maida maavu dosai batter,

take the maavu, add salt and then water/butter milk (for some sourness) to loose watery consistency. to add flavour, fry some thayir molagai and add it to the batter, oil molagai and all.

the batter will be poured on the thava and then spread, unlike regular dosai, where the batter is dumped in the middle and then spread.

add oil and wait till the dosai semi browns. both sides.

the dosai is sort chewy and has a nice gummy consistency. goes well with chutney, gotsu or molaga podi.
 

Govinda

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you know raju, raji,

i still love my maida maa dosais. i have it once every two months or so. could be even less often.

i think, i will still keep having them.

if you look at it, every food we eat has something or other which is forbidden. might as well live on water and air, but then those too are polluted. we have no hope. mankind. man not kind to nature in real life. :(

Any refined, processed food is dangerous. Original wheat, rice are harmless. Better than them is barley, good optimal/sugar free, anti-diabetic grain. Huge amounts of grain leads to diabetes and inflammation. [Now I know that why most poor people in India are healthy/happy and are blessed!].

Don't have to eat 'more' junk, esp. those of white substances - flour, sugar, salt are dangerous. Thus, starchy foods like potato, sugary fruits like grapes/melons/banana etc. are equally harmful. Only apples, carrots are simple and healthy.

Understand the concept of Gycemic index! http://www.southbeach-diet-plan.com/glycemicfoodchart.htm

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nything more than GI of 40, our kidneys/organs are distressed.

Also, eat only Whole Meal - carbs, proteins, veggies, yogurt together in a meal. Thus, our Brahmin/South Indian meal - rice + pinch ghee + dhal/sambar + veggie curry + yogurt together balances the sugar load.
Adding herbs, esp. Tulasi theertham (Basil) daily is very healthy.
Holy Basil to Combat Stress? - Dr. Weil
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kunjuppu

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govinda,

i always tell my children regularly, that our food, is pure basic good food, in that it has no chemcals or preservatives. simple vegetarian yet yummy stuff :)
 

Subhalakshmi

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you know raju, raji,

i still love my maida maa dosais. i have it once every two months or so. could be even less often.

i think, i will still keep having them.

if you look at it, every food we eat has something or other which is forbidden. might as well live on water and air, but then those too are polluted. we have no hope. mankind. man not kind to nature in real life. :(

I love Maida maa dosai too.. what I do is add a little Ravai and also Arisi podi and some hing to it along with the thayir.. and porichukottufy with green chillies and karuvepilai added to it.. O my god, it is heavenly no doubt.. you don't even need to thottufy anything.. my mom used to mix the batter and leave it for a few hours and later make it, that way, it spreads nice and also has those ottais, or bubbles that is when you know it is great..
My oldest SIS IN LAW who is german, used to visit the family with my BIL every year in december and she loves it.

You are all right Maida is not all that good for you, nothing to beat our southindian veg dishes to the palette... Enjoy!!!
 

Servall

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Grant you that maida mava dosai is heavenly PROVIDED it is hot and crispy...

Once it is cold and stale, it is for the dust bin!!!!!
 

Raghy

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ingredients that make maida maavu - all purpose flour in english

Folks,

I have always had a ‘thing’ for maida maavu dosai. Or karacha dosai as mrs K would say.every once in a while we treat ourselves to this, when feeling like having a dosa, and do not have the regular dosa batter.

Also, we do purchase parottas in restaurants or the frozen ones, that when heated, comes out really soft and fluffy.

Till now, I have never known what made up all purpose flour or maida maavu. My impression was that it was ground corn flour. Not so, says this article.

Interesting reading.

Dear Sri.Kunjuppu, Greetings.

Mrs.R uses plain flour (bleached wheat flour & sometimes whole wheat flour, seived very fine) for the 'karaiththa maavu'. Of course, 'kadughu thirumaaral, gren chillies, curry leaves' added to this batter makes the dosai great. Usually there won't be anything for 'thottukka'. But in Toronto, there are many outlets to get readymade dosai batter. Where I live in Australia, we get nothing. ( by the way, nowadays, I find frozen puttu & kadalai curry. I have been enjoying puttu after a very long time!). Very soon I will get puttu making bits and pieces and enjoy fresh puttu! ( dosai is not my favourite anyway. I like onion sambar with little bit of idly in it ! I and my daughter love uppuma).

Cheers!
 
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kunjuppu

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I love Maida maa dosai too.. what I do is add a little Ravai and also Arisi podi and some hing to it along with the thayir.. and porichukottufy with green chillies and karuvepilai added to it.. O my god, it is heavenly no doubt.. you don't even need to thottufy anything.. my mom used to mix the batter and leave it for a few hours and later make it, that way, it spreads nice and also has those ottais, or bubbles that is when you know it is great..
My oldest SIS IN LAW who is german, used to visit the family with my BIL every year in december and she loves it.

You are all right Maida is not all that good for you, nothing to beat our southindian veg dishes to the palette... Enjoy!!!

Vaitheeswaran Rules :) :)
 

Raji Ram

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...........
Understand the concept of Gycemic index! Glycemic Index Food Chart
Thanks for the info. Sir.

It is found that the dosa maavu sold in SingArach Chennai contains even stuff like human waste. We hope that it will not be


harmful to us (!) since we shallow fry the maavu to make dosais. God only knows what all we eat everyday! :hungry:
 

Raji Ram

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CHENNAI: A packet of locally-marketed ground rice batter may look inviting. But a study has brought to light that more than 55 per cent of the

idli/dosa ready mix, including those of reputed brands (four of them common), contain bacteria — indicating faecal contamination.Concert

(Centre for consumer education, research, teaching, training and testing) which conducted the survey among 20 local brands in the city,

attributed the impurity to possible poor hygiene practice while making the batter — a mix of rice, urad dal and water — which is usually priced

around Rs 20 a kg.

“What is unknown is whe­ther these ingredients are of a high standard, or if their handling is hygienic,” said G Santhanarajan, director of

Concert. Explained its secretary-general G Rajan: “Eleven of the 20 brands tested positive for the presence of hydrogen sulphide — the bacteria

that produce which are associated with faecal contamination.” He refused to divulge names of popular brands.


The tests were done using Hydrogen Sulphide Spot Test Kits, issued by the Tamil Nadu Water Supply and Dra­inage Board.

The kits, on administration of the sample, would turn the sample black if it carried H2S-containing bacteria — in this case, Salmonella. Health


hazards due to the presence of H2S range from belly pain to vomiting, diarrhoea and typhoid fevers.

Source: Express buzz, 3rd Feb, 2011
 

Govinda

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Thanks for the info. Sir.

It is found that the dosa maavu sold in SingArach Chennai contains even stuff like human waste. We hope that it will not be


harmful to us (!) since we shallow fry the maavu to make dosais. God only knows what all we eat everyday! :hungry:


That's exactly, why the concept of whole grains and cooked at home, is safe and healthy. We make dosai/idli batter at home. Even these idli/dosai are made of flour and not whole grains, but the fermentation is required for the vegetarians for our system to make B12 (With the help of micro-organisms/good bacteria in our system). But, our ancestors took Yogurt for such reasons instead.

Any food esp. pickles, vadAms, cooked food etc. brought from outside are the leading causes of H.Pyroli bacterium, which may lead to gastritis and cancer [may be the reason why lot of our generations get stomach cancer!) Plus, the safety/cleanliness and the ingredients (oil/flour/added salt/sugar) from restaurants/fast-food chains/road-side are very Questionable. The tea-stalls and restaurants using the same cups/plates , no idea how they are washed/ who used!! our health are at stake!
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Not only ingredients/concept of whole food are important, the means of preparing them are equally important like cooking at home, baking/steaming than frying, using fresh foods than buying prepared foods from outside. The goals of eating healthy food is more important too - like for healthy body, calm stomach and organs to promote healthy brain(energy/activity) and thus offering them to the Lord will help in assimilating such food for a healthy mind (Emotions leading to right/good activities).
 
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Raji Ram

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........... But, our ancestors took Yogurt for such reasons instead......
Yes sir! My husband's cousin Dr. N. Ranganathan who lives in Philly in the US, has found out a medicine which increases the

strength of the intestines and takes away the extra salt out of the system and thus helps the weak kidneys. He said that the

basic idea of his research is 'offering buttermilk to guest in olden days'! This is sold as a food supplement because, getting the

permit to sell as a drug requires huge amount of money. These tablets have worked like wonder drug in cats and dogs. Now it is

found safe for human consumption and is sold online too. You can Google search for Kibow Biotech and get more information.

The saying "முட்டாளுக்கு மூணு வேளை மோருஞ்சாதம்' (MuttALukku mooNu vELai mOrunjchAdham) means that even a

fool will become intelligent by taking buttermilk
thrice a day!:hungry:

Regards............
 

Brahmanyan

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I love Maida maa dosai too.. what I do is add a little Ravai and also Arisi podi and some hing to it along with the thayir.. and porichukottufy with green chillies and karuvepilai added to it.. O my god, it is heavenly no doubt.. you don't even need to thottufy anything.. my mom used to mix the batter and leave it for a few hours and later make it, that way, it spreads nice and also has those ottais, or bubbles that is when you know it is great..
My oldest SIS IN LAW who is german, used to visit the family with my BIL every year in december and she loves it.

You are all right Maida is not all that good for you, nothing to beat our southindian veg dishes to the palette... Enjoy!!!

Dear Ms.Subhalakshmi,

Wonderul desciption of my favurite Maidama-Dosai. Just a few small pieces of ginger adds to taste and aroma. Of course I like molgappodi and nei (Ghee) for thottukka. (I am from Coimbatore).

Regards,
Brahmanyan,
Bangalore.
 

Visalakshi Ramani

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After K.K. and P.M. it is this M.M that has shot into lime light

in a very short time! :clap2:

Reason...?

< 19 hours!

> 19 replies (including this one of course)

and 179 views already!!!

Foot notes:-

K.K. stands for the glorious oppaari singer
Kollangudi Karuppaayi.

P.M. is the specialist in rural and country music
Paravai Muniamma - who got one page write up
about her in a popular newspaper.

M.M. is the dear dear all purpose maida maavu.

I knew it was versatile but I did not realize it was so popular!!!
:)
 
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kunjuppu

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Means?? I don't understand sir!

vayaru = வயறு = stomach

eeswaran = ஈஸ்வரன் = God Rules = (meaning) we live to eat ie what the stomach wants the stomach gets :)

...something along those lines.

:)

vayaru + eeswaran = வயறு + ஈஸ்வரன் =
 
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