Indian Chakki or the Indian Flour Mill
Updated: May 24
The Indian Chakki or the flour mill. In a country like ours where wheat is an important part of one's diet in many communities, people still buy grain and get it ground in a flour mill. The mill also grinds millets, pulses, rice, etc as all these are a part of our diet too. I remember talking to some older friends who are now in their 60's and they recalled that in their childhood, packaged flour was unheard of and it was not uncommon in the villages to grind flour everyday for that day's use only. I also get wheat and sorghum ground from this mill and the flat breads surely have a better texture than with packaged flour.