How to prepare Homemade Maida
COURSE: MAIN COURSE
CUISINE: INDIAN PREP TIME: 5 HOURS
DRYING TIME: 2 DAYS
SERVINGS: 375 GMS
AUTHOR: NISSY MATHEW
500 gms broken wheat
around 750 ml water roughly + you may need more while grinding and extracting 2nd and 3rd milk.
You can use broken wheat or whole wheat or broken wheat rava or wheat flour. Dont use UPMA RAVA.
Soak broken wheat in water for about 2-3 hours. Water level you can now add it roughly so its ok even its more but make sure water must be at least of 1 inch above broken wheat. Now transfer them to a mixer and grind it. Extract milk by transferring it into a fine strainer. I had to do into batches.
Press it well with spoon and extract milk. Now again extract milk by adding more water. Here i have done thrice in total. First milk must be thick then the successive extracted milk which must be slightly runny. Transfer to a large mixing bowl. I had got 2 such mixing bowls full of extracted milk.
Keep undisturbed for an hour. You can now see clear water floating on top. Slowly drain the clear water alone. Then you must be left out with only thick milk. I got 2 bowls so strained both separately.
Now pour thick milk into a flat bottomed wide tray. Let it to dry under sun for about 2 to 3 days until it becomes dry completely and starts to show splits. Now cover it with a netted cloth or you can use your dupatta too, this way you can avoid dust and flies. This took time for just 2 days to dry in summer.
Transfer them into a mixer jar and powder it well .I used my small mixer jar to powder it finely so had to do in batches.
Sieve it them using a fine sieve.Cool down then store it.Store in clean dry airtight container.