Maida Flour is nothing but highly refined wheat flour. Maida is extracted from the inner white portion of the wheat after the outer brownish layer is removed. After the grinding of the flour in a flour mill, it is passed through a fine 600 mesh per square inch to obtain maida. It is used to make various Indian bread items like puri, paratha, chappathi, Naan, Kulcha etc. Various pastries and other bakery items like bread, biscuits, toast etc. are also made from maida.
Maida is also known as General Purpose Flour by Indian chefs as it is widely used in festival season for preparing varieties of snacks and bakeries for making biscuits.