Saturday, September 10, 2011

How to make rice flour at home - Homemade Rice Flour

Making rice flour at home recipe
Homemade rice flour is very handy for making indian snacks and also for festive special recipes. So thought to have a record of the ingredients and method here.
Homemade Rice Flour
You can use the homemade rice flour for making :

Homemade Rice Flour

Processing Time : 3 hrs | Cooking Time : 15mins | Serves : 3
Recipe Category: Flour Variety | Recipe Cuisine: South Indian

Raw Rice - 2 cups

Method:

  1. First rinse the raw rice twice, and soak it in water for 1 hour. Drain water completely and then spread the raw rice in a soft towel and allow it to dry say for 30-45mins.It will be slightly moist only.Then transfer this to a mixer.How to make rice flour at home - Step1
  2. Grind it to a fine powder in a mixie in batches.Then sieve it. If you find small balls break and sieve it.How to make rice flour at home - Step2
  3. Sieve until you get rava like mixture.Add it to the next flour batch and grind it again. Dry roast the sieved flour until you see steam coming out of the flour.Cool down  by spreading in a newspaper.How to make rice flour at home - Step2
Cool down complately then store in airtight container.

My Notes:

  • You can dry roast the rice flour in bulk and store it like how I did. Else you can roast it at that instant when you are making snacks.
  • If you are grinding in bulk give it to a mill so that the grinding is even and fine too. I grinded it at home using a normal mixie so had to grind it for more time in batches.You can grind it in bulk and store it for around 6months.
Homemade Rice Flour for Indian Snacks

50 comments:

  1. I fry after it is ground...v.useful post

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  2. very nice step by step instructions .... thanks for sharing sharmilee ....

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  3. I always want to make rice flour...thanks for sharing it.

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  4. Nice how to. It should be useful for sure.

    Cheers,
    Uma

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  5. nice post...thanks for sharing..

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  6. I had no idea this could be done at home! Great idea. This is my first visit to your blog, so I took a bit of extra time to browse through your earlier posts. I'm so glad I did that. I really like the food and recipes you share with your readers and I'll definitely be back. I hope you have a great weekend. Blessings...Mary

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  7. Very useful post :) We used to soak, dry and give it to the machine and grind it. It will last for 3 to 4 months for us :) Will do your method when I need small quantity urgently :)

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  8. Very nice post sharmi. Lovely pictures too.

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  9. Sharmi .. you know what. I made this powder at home for seedai and oh boy it was a pain to powder it in batches and in spite of sieving it twice I still ended up with some rava in the powder. So I have decided to carry it from India at least for making seedai :)

    Vardhini
    Event: Herbs and Flowers - Garlic

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  10. @Vardhini : It is always bset to give and grind it in mill but for small batches I do at home but if you grind it repeatedly and then sieve, the flour will be fine but as you say it is a pain :)

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  11. Nice post. I usually make this way for occasions :)

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  12. nice post.. I usually grind it bulk in mill and carry it here .. u have enough patience to make this at home.. great..

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  13. hi sharmilee, my first time here.
    also first i come across a topic oh how to make rice flour at home.
    also,i think you are the only one who publish such a useful recipe.. thanks, knowledge is precious.
    do visit my blog when you are free, would love to read a comment from you too. have a nice day

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  14. Very helpful post...Will bookmark it...

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  15. Sharmi u have lot of patience for doing all this.. very useful and perfect one...

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  16. Wow..It is very true steps to make rice flour from the scratch....Thank u for sharing it with readers..

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  17. A very handy recipe for this coming diwali!!! Very well explained....
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  18. Love your website. Could you use brown rice for this?

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  19. Googled about this & landed here! Have washed rice and it's soaking now.
    I have a question: Srivalli's post says to soak 15-20 mins & yours says to soak 1 hour.
    Does it mean soaking 20 mins or 60 mins makes no difference to the end result?

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    1. I asked amma and she said soaking for more time will make the rice softer and makes it ground easier.I am really not sure whether soaking for 20 mins will also give the same result. Hope this helps!

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    2. Thanks for the quick reply, Sharmi! Good I left it for an hour, now grinding won't be a pain in the neck :D

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  20. Thank you so much for sharing how to do this!

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  21. can this poweder be used as rice cereal for babies?

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  22. @Anon : You can steam it and use it as its raw powder....

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  23. I prepared de fluor first i cook the rice as cooking rice normaly, after i dry the rice in a pain in the oven. When the rice is dried, is very easy to mill it in my grindr and the rice powder is very soft, is cooking and it mix very fast with other ingredients in the recipes.
    Jaime gaviria, colombia

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  24. Can you make teokkboki (korean snack) from this?

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  25. @Anon : I am not familiar with the snack but while googling saw that it involves rice cake, so am not sure whether we can use this recipe. Sorry cudnt help u in this regard.

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  26. Thanks for this great recipe. I made this but used a high quality food processor instead of a mixie, and added a little cornstarch.. came out perfect.

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  27. hi Sharmi.... thanks for this useful post .. good for beginners like me in the kitchen to be good at small basics !

    Regards
    Deepa

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  28. Very useful post indeed. Just wanted to know whether the rice has to dried in shade (like for making rava) or in the sun?

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  29. @Sharanya : I just dried it indoors only..but you can sundry it for making the process quicker....

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  30. How long i can keep this ...will get spoil soon.. what are the step i need to take to preserve it ...

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  31. @Latha : Just keep in airtight container and see to it that it is out of reach from water. It keeps well for 2-3months...may be inbetween you can check and sieve it once and keep it.

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  32. Hi sharmi... I tried this method for varalakshmi nombu. A question here. My rice didnt dry in 1 hour after draining the water. I had to dry it for 4 hours. Do we have to wait until it dries or can we grind it when it has moisture?

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    1. Vaishnavi, It should not be dried completely it should be slightly moist...I have updated that in the steps now....

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  33. Hi, love ur recipes... one question, can I use brown rice?

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    1. For making rice flour we usually use white raw rice only......

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  34. Hi Sharmi
    Thank u for such wonderful blog for us ... my doubt was shall we use this rice flour for murukku or any special preparation for murukku flour??

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  35. Hi Sharmi , I came to know about ur blog through my sis, your carrot kheer rocks @ my home, I have an doubt with rice flour is it necessary to make it as fine powder for making thatti r coarse powder is fine b'coz I used d same method for makin rice powder and in blender I'm not able to get fine powder.

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    1. Its better to have it fine...It depends on the mixer jar...If you are unable to grind it fine in your mixer, you can give it to a near by mill and grind it.Then you can sieve it twice at home.Hope this helps!

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  36. Hi Sharmi...Love the simplicity in your recipes :)

    Do confirm if I can use this rice flour for making idappam and puttu too?

    Regds.

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  37. Hi...tx for the simplified recipes. CAn this rice flour be used for making idappam and puttu too?

    regds. Deepali

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