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homemade urad dal flour
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Homemade urad dal flour

Homemade urad dal flour is so handy during festival season like Diwali. Urad dal flour can be easily made at home and lets how to make it in this post.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Course: Condiments
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 0.5 Cup


  • ½ cup Urad dal Whole (Skinless/ white)


  • Heat a heavy bottomed pan firstly. Then set the flame to medium or low. Now, add urad dal to it.
  • Keep roasting for 5 mins approximately in medium or low flame itself.
  • The color will slightly start to change and if you taste one dal for checking it will be crisp to eat, not raw or chewy.
  • Transfer to a plate and cool down completely.
  • Then place in a mixer jar.
  • Powder finely. Take care to give intervals in between to avoid over heating. Wipe the sides and grind again.
  • Once done transfer to a sieve (Salladai).
  • Sieve by shaking, not rubbing and forcing the flour through sieve. Because we need very fine flour.
  • Discard the coarse part or use it in other forms like sprinkling to poriyal or grinding along chutney.
  • Cool down and store in an airtight container.
  • Use it as when needed for recipes.



  • Never roast the dal in high flame as it will turn brown fast and this may affect the color of snacks as well as texture (it turns harder).