BASE FLOUR FOR MOST OF THE BAKSHANAMS:
1. Wash and soak raw rice in water for 15-20 minutes. Drain well and spread it on a clean, white cloth for 15 minutes. Grind it in a flour mill to a fine powder or can be done at home using the mixie. When done in a mixie sieve well. (OR)
2. Rawrice can be powdered in a flour mill without soaking in water.
The bakshanams come out well in the 1st method.
URAD DHAL POWDER:
Dry roast1/2 kg. whole white urad dhal till golden brown and when cool powder it in a mixie and sieve well.