Maida is a white flour from the Indian subcontinent, made from wheat. Finely milled without any bran, refined, and bleached, it closely resembles cake flour. PTI Maida is used extensively for making fast foods, baked goods such as pastries, bread, several varieties of sweets, and traditional flatbreads. In India. it is used in making traditional Indian pan-based bread-like naans. Maida flour is low in protein (gluten), an advantage for producing high-volume, soft/tender cakes with fine grain. Its high extensibility and stretchability are desirable qualities for a variety of Indian pastries and baked goods. Being an Indian ingredient, maida is governed by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) which regulates its safety and nutrients fortification levels.