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How to make basic flour for Bakshanam(sweets and savouries)



Basic preparation for most of the bakshanams are made of rice flour, urad dal flour, cardamom powder and jaggery.  If we have all these ingredients handy then it's easy to prepare bakshanam.  Normally I woke up early morning and prepare bakshnam but then it may disturb other sleeping so now a days I prepare this in advance and use it on the pandigai day.


For Rice Flour:


Rice flour is required more because we use rice flour for most of the bakshanams.So i need 1 kg Raw rice for this preparation.


  • Wash and soak the rice for about 15 minutes and then drain the water well.
  • And then spread the rice in a clean cloth and till the rice become dry.
  • Powder it in mixie.
  • Then sieve it well.
  • Store the rice flour in zip lock cover and keep it in fridge.
  • Take the required quantity whenever needed.
Urad Dal Flour:

Urad dal is not required that much as like rice flour so i need 1/4 kg urad dal for this preparation.

  • Dry roast the Urad dal in a skittle,till golden brown and let it cool down for few minutes.
  •    Then Powder it in mixie and then sieve it well.

Store the urad dal powder in a zip lock cover and take the required amount whenever needed.

Cardamom Powder:

10g cardamom
1 tbsp sugar

  • Powder the cardamom along with sugar in mixie.
  • Sieve the Cardamom powder well.
  • Don't through the fibre after sieved the powder,you can use it while preparing tea.

Jaggery:

I used 1 kg jaggery for this preparation.

  • Use the stone or any other heavy thing to break the jaggery into small pieces.Break it as much as smaller.So that it is easily dissolve in water.

Here the jaggery is ready,store it in zip lock cover and take required amount whenever needed.


   Our bakshanam ingredients are ready to use as required.



Have a nice day!!!

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  1. Good post Prema ....these things can be real handy indeed. Nice pics

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  2. I have no idea about bakshanas but your preparation looks very nice and handy. Would love to know the recipe..

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  3. this is amazing! i loved this post :)

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  4. loved d way u organized the stuff...even I do the same..:)
    but I m not sure exactly wat u meant by bakshanam,so will wait 2 see wat exactly it is...

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  5. hey prems kalakiteenga..bookmarked ..

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  6. very useful post thanks for sharing

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  7. really useful.. nice clicks..

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  8. Its really good and helpful for the begginers like me.Thanks for sharing.

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  9. Thx for this useful post!!!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  10. A very useful post with all the festivities around the corner

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  11. Such a useful post,if we a preapred like this, then half the job is done and easy to go with the process :)

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  12. Thats a very helpful post Prema. wonderful step by step pics..will wait to see what you gonna make.

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  13. wow...thanks for sharing this awesome post dear..
    love ur detailed cliks...:P
    Tasty Appetite

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  14. very useful post prema...thanks for sharing!

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  15. Nic and useful post Prema, luv the idea totally :)

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  16. very useful post thanks for sharing theses tips with us..

    You have ammi at your home...Nice...

    I used to grate the vellam and put that in dabbas so it will be easy to use...

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  17. Thanks Geetha...enga vittila ammi ella Geetha ,athu idi kallu...

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  18. very useful post and nice idea of keeping them in ziplock and while grinding the elachi my mom adds a tblsp of raw rice to that.

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  19. What a painstaking and wonderful tutorial - super like!

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  20. Great post dear..thanks for sharing

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  21. Useful post Prema,i'll do almost the same for cardamom powder, quite handy na..

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  22. Thanks for such a step by step tutorial. very informative

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  23. Wow boy are you organised. Amazing!

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  24. Great post Prema,it's always helpful to have them organized.

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  25. Very useful for bakshanam newbie like me!! Thanks for sharing..
    http://krithiskitchen.blogspot.com/

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  26. wonderful post dear, great info...appreciate ur efforts to share with all of us..:)

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  27. very useful n informative post...thanx for sharing !!!

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  28. This was such an informative post.Thank you dear for making life a little easier.

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  29. wonderful post...thanks for sharing dear...

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  30. Very useful post Prema.. Bakshanam .. I love this word so much. ;)

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  31. This is amazing how you made your own rice flour and others...I have a source for jaggery - so I may have to try this!

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  32. Lovely post & useful too. Thanks for your time for sharing..

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  33. Love the way u presented the stuff....very useful post.....

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  34. very nice posting prema and these basic ingredients r very much useful

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  35. This is such an informative post. Thanks

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  36. Hi Premalatha! Thank you so much for dropping by and leaving a lovely comment. You have a fab space here and I am glad to follow u :-)

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