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How to make Urad Dal Flour (Black Gram Lentil Flour)

Posted By Vardhini On September 5, 2011 @ 2:53 am In Diwali,Festivals,How to's,Quick & Easy,Under 30 minutes | No Comments

It is that time of the year in India where people are gearing themselves for the festival season. Some of the big festivals during this season are Krishna Jayanthi, Vinayaka Chaturthi, Navaratri and Diwali. I remember my mom grinding rice flour in the mill in huge quantities for making snacks and there was an abundance of snacks during this season. As kids, we were not expected to do much other than to munch on the snacks and sweets. I am not even sure how she managed to make so many snacks each year .. guess I was busy studying to notice all that !!. Even now when we visit home, she makes these snacks for my son and K whether it is Diwali or not.
Urad dal flour is used in the making of some of the yummy snacks like Murukku, Seedai, etc. Since it is used only in small quantities we can easily make urad dal flour at home. Although the festival season has already started I know many of you’ll are preparing for the big one, which is Diwali. (Festival of Lights). Making this flour ahead helps a lot. So let us get to making this easy flour.

1 cup urad dal (Ulutham Paruppu)

Dry roast the urad dal in a skillet.

The dal should be golden brown. Take care to not let it turn black.

Take in a mixie or food processor or coffee grinder.

Powder it to a fine consistency.

Sieve the ground powder.

That is it. Urad dal flour ready for making yummy Indian snacks. Store in an airtight container and use as per the recipe.


Check out Uppu Seedai prepared using this flour.

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