Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Home Made Rice Flour

            Rice Flour is an indispensable ingredient for almost all the snacks.Even for some snacks, made of Besan Flour, we add Rice Flour for crispness. It is also added for making Bajji, Bonda batter.This is the main ingredient for Susium.

           This flour can be made easily at home, provided there is a Grinding Mill, nearby, with a Grinding Machine exclusively for grinding wet rice.

           We need not go in for costly raw rice that we use for cooking.It is good to go for Mavu Pacharisi as the cost is less and the quantity of flour would be more.Even the rice supplied through PDS is good for making flour.

          Many people have a stigma, attached with the PDS rice, lookig down on it, calling it " Ration Rice " as it is given free. Even, our long time maid at our home town, who is very astute otherwise, used to scorn this. May be it is false pride or something psychological.

         Actually is is not free to be picked from somewhere. The Government is paying subsidy and supplying it to the people, free of cost with the intention of helping the needy.

Home Made Rice Flour

Ingredients :

Raw rice / Mavu Pacharisi   1 Kg. ( 5 cups) /  2 Kg.(   10 cups )

Method :

1. Wash and soak the rice for 2 hrs.

2. Drain the water completely and dry by spreading loose on a piece of cloth
    in shade, that is inside the room on a floor.If it is dried near the doorway or
    windows, the rice dries fast.

3. After 45 -  60 mins. if you hold the rice in the palms, it should neither be wet
    nor dry.

4. Take it to the machine and grind it fine in the machine for grinding wet rice.

5. Back home, spread on a newspaper for 3 to 4 days.

6. Seive the flour using a fine seive. Store in a container. This can be used for 3
    to 4 months.

Note :

The difficult part is space to dry the flour for 3 to 4 days in small apartments.
The fan also cannot be used in that room as the flour may get scattered.
I always soak 2 Kg. as we can save the labour.

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