Monday, May 18, 2009

Colors of Taste : Rice Flour

So this time something that is used very commonly in South Indian kitchen - The versatile Rice Flour. Called Ari Podi, Arisi Mavu, Rice flour, that can be used in so many forms, is the basis for many truly delicious dishes.....both savory and sweet. This powder is an essential in my kitchen...for a quick and easy kai pathiri, neer dosai ... or lacy nool puttu, ...or for sweet or savory Kozhukattai.. or the famous Avalos podi. Rice Flour is also extensively used in other cuisines especially Asian... so it has a more universal appeal in every kitchen.

Rice flour can be made from either white or brown rice. Generally the rice is wash and dried and then powdered. How finely the rice is powdered varies from region and recipe. Then depending of the recipe either it is used as is or is roasted.

The theme for this month is ....

Rice Flour / Ari Podi /Arisi Mavu

Any recipe that calls for Rice Flour as one of the major ingredient qualifies for this event.
This theme for the event runs from May 19th to June 19th.

The rules are simple :
This is a once a month event. So you get almost a month to submit your entry from the date of announcement of the theme of the month, which would be in last week ofthe month. Please feel free to use the Event Logo in your post for the event.
1. Post about it on your blog with picture during the relevant deadline. Past entries are gladly accepted, please make sure you edit the entry to mention the event and link back to the event.
2.You must provide a link to this post and the COT-Powders page in your entry post.
3. Your creation must be prepared for the Colors Of Taste - Powders event and cannot be submitted to any other blog event.
4. All entries must be vegetarian...sorry about that.
5. Please do not Repost.
6. No need to add picture, I will pull it out from your post.

Once you have posted your dish, send an email with "Colors Of Taste - Powders: Rice Flour" in the subject line and send to kadumangacolors(at) gmail (dot) com within the deadline.

Include the following details in your mail:
Name of the dish:
Name of the Blog:
Link to the dish entered in the event:
Your Name:

If you do not have a blog, just email the recipe and a picture.



Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Oh Smitha this is a wonderful event and such an essential ingredient in the kitchen... Count me in shall send in some entries... So how long isit gonna betill the end of this month??? just clarifying!!!

Smitha said...

Thanks Ramya, look forward to your entries... You have until June 19th...plenty of time for those multiple enties!!

Vidya said...

first time here :) Landed here from the foodieblogroll. Nice event. Will try to send in an entry.

Ramya said...

Hi smitha
Landed here from foodie blog roll.Iam a newbie blogger.I just sent u my entry

Ramya said...

Thanx for including my recipe!!Looking forward to the roundup

Jisshaa :-) said...


I have emailed you my entry for the event. looking forward to the roundup.

Shama Mohd said...

Hi,i am new to chicago i want to know wer will i get ari pathiri rice or flour in chicago

Smitha said...

Hi Shama,

There are lot of Indian stores in chicagoland... there is branches of patel different locations...
There is a mallu kada - malabar stores or something like that in Niles blvd... not sure where you are .... Chicago has a large Indian community so there will be lot of Indian stores close by.
Sorry I no longer live in the chicago land area so not sure of the names...

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