Oct 9, 2015

How to make Rice Flour at home? (Homemade Rice flour)

There are several popular brands available in the market and rumours suggest that rice flour manufacturers are adding preservatives and MSG to enhance the taste. So, I felt a more safer option would be making flour at home. If one has both time and energy, I would suggest making rice flour at home. It's a necessary ingredient in snacks, Puttu, idiyappam / Mangalorean style undi etc.

If more than 1 kg riceflour is required; instead of using mixer, the better option is to get the rice powdered at a local flour mill. The flour will be powdered to super fine grains. Once powdered, dry roast, sieve and store the flour in airtight containers.

Here's the recipe

Main Ingredient

3 cups good quality raw rice / basmati rice (pachari / soorai orovu / kaccha chawal)


Wash and soak rice in 5 cups of water for 4 hours. Drain out water completely and then spread it on a big towel or news paper in a warm place for 4 hours or until it dry.

Now transfer dried rice flour into big mixer bowl and make fine flour in 3 batches.

Heat a wide iron kadai on a medium heat. Dry roast above rice flour on a medium to low heat for 12 - 15 minutes until light fragrant. Stir well continuously. Please do not over roast. Switch off the gas flame and keep aside to cool for 1 hour and then sieve with the help a of good iron sieve or plastic sieve.

Rice flour is ready now. Store in airtight container / Tupperware box.

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