Festival season is around the corner and we're ready to relish the crunchy munchy healthy snacks & sweets prepared at home. Rice flour is one of the prime ingredient in many of the Indian snacks like murukku, thattai, etc and some of the sweets (like kozhukattai, adirasam) also. Opting to learn how to prepare rice flour at home can enable us to save money and comes in handy while preparing snacks. In this video recipe, I'll share with you the easy method to prepare super fine rice flour at home with raw rice.
Raw rice - 2 to 3 cups or as required
Dry mixer or grinder to grind rice
Wash and soak raw rice in water for 2 to 3 hours. (at least minimum 1 hour)
Drain water completely and spread the rice in white cotton cloth as shown in video.
Let it dry for 20 to 30 mins.
While the rice is still mildly wet or with moisture, grind in dry blender in batches (or in flour grinding machine)
Grind until you get a super fine rice powder.
Seive the rice flour to remove the lumps or dust if any.
You can use this rice flour right away if you're planning to prepare any snacks or snacks. Or dry roast it & cool completely by spreading it in wide plates or newspaper and store it in air tight container. This rice flour has a shelf life of more than 6 months.
To prepare Rice flour for kozhukattai, puttu, idiyappam, etc, we have to steam cook the rice flour. Lets see how to do it.
Add 2 cups of water to idli cooker and boil.
Take the rice flour in thin white cloth, sprinkle few drop of water and close the cloth and place it in idli plate. (please check video for clarity)
Keep it inside the idli cooker and cover with lid.
Steam cook the rice flour for 10 to 12 mins.
Turn off flame.
Take the rice flour and spread it in wide plates.
Spread & allow to cool in shade.
Once the rice flour is dried completely & is out of moisture, seive it once again by breaking the lumps. (if you feel the flour is with little moisture after drying also, roast it in low flame in a kadai to ensure its completely dry)
Now homemade rice flour is ready. Store it in air tight container.
It has a shelf life for more than 6 months.
And this rice flour comes handy while preparing puttu, idiyappam, kozhukattai, etc