Friday, 9 July 2010

Singhare Ka Atta or Water Chestnut Flour



  • Singhare ka atta is prepared from Singhara or Water Chestnut.
  • Singhara are floating annual aquatic plants, growing in slow-moving water up to 5 meters deep, native to warm temperate parts of Eurasia and Africa.
  • Singhara plants bear ornately shaped fruits that resemble the head of a bull, each containing a single very large starchy seed.
  • Singhara has been cultivated in China and India for at least 3,000 years for these seeds, which are boiled and sold as an occasional street side snack in the south of that country.
  • Singhara flour or Water Chestnut Flour is made from dried, ground water chestnuts. The nuts are boiled, peeled, dried then ground into flour. The nuts are also eaten raw.
  • The Singhara flour is bright white fine powder; it is actually a starch rather than flour.
  • Singhara flour is primarily use as a thickener. It is also used in Asian recipes to make batters for deep-frying.
  • Singhare ka atta is used in many religious rituals and can be consumed as a phalahar diet on the Hindu fasting days.

11 comments:

Tushar said...

Thanks for the information.

Nidhi Raizada said...

thanks Tushar....

Ravi Putcha said...

Please can you tell us how to make rotis with singhara atta? Also other dishes where this can be used?

khwaja_sayed said...

Thank you for this wonderful food history / information.
want to know if shinghare ka atta , does is have gluten?

Anonymous said...

does it have gluten? i am quite sure not. but can anyone confirm

keerthana said...

hi please let me know wher we get this Atta( Singhara flour) is it available in BAngalore

keerthana said...

I think it is nt much used in south side.... Any body please let me know where do i get this flour...........

Latha Podila said...

yeah..its available in bangalore. its gluten-free.

Anonymous said...

But do we know the shop location and address where we can buy Singhara Atta in Bangalore ? I am in bangalore and still out of luck for Singahara Atta.

Anonymous said...

It is available in super markets. I guess, you can find it in Food world, Reliance stores

Brijesh Yadav said...

I have visited MORE BigBazar and Reliance stores in Banglore
But I didn't find Singhara Atta.
Could anyone tell me the exact location in Banglore