Today I was about to prepare adhirasam. So I was religiously preparing the rice flour from scratch. Suddenly the thought of making a post came into my mind. Because, once my sis was asking me to tell her how to make rice flour at home . And hence the post. My Mil will tell always that we need to use maavu airis for adhirasam. Since we cannot find it here, prepared the rice flour using raw rice.Today prepared adhirasam dough .Will post the adhirasam recipe tomorrow.
1. Raw rice / Ponni rice - 1 cup
For adhirasam, maavu arisi will be best. But we cannot find that rice here, so used raw rice.
Wash and soak the raw rice for atleast 2 hours. The reason, is the more you soak the rice, the more finely it will be grinded in a blender without any crumbs.
Take a white cloth and spread it on the shade. Strain the rice well and spread it on the cloth. Rice should not be dried completely. If it dries completely, then we will not be able to get a fine powder. It will have crumbs, if the rice dries for more time.
When we touch with our fingures, there should not be any moisture in our fingures, but still the rice should be wet. This is the right time to grind the rice.
Take the rice in the blender and grind it. If you have large quantity of rice, then grind it in batches. Make sure ,the mixie is not heated up during grinding.
Since ,we have soaked the rice for atleast 2 hours, it is grinded well to fine powder. There will not be any need to sieve the flour. But if you want, you can sieve the flour.
Except for adhirasam, for all other snacks, rice flour has to be roasted slightly to remove the moisture. We can store the rice flour in Ziploc bags and refrigerate it for months. Whenever we need it, we can just use it after bringing it to room temperature. But for adhirasam, wet flour has to be used. Have prepared the dough for adhirasam today. Will post adhirasam recipe tomorrow.