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Arrowroot powder recipe | How to prepare koova podi at home

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How to make Arrowroot powder at home – Arrowroot powder recipe – Koova podi making at home needs a lot of effort in cleaning and filtering. But it is worth it and can be refrigerated and used for later.

During the thiruvathira season, a lot of koova/arrow root can be seen in Kerala and this is the right season to procure it and prepare the fresh batch of arrowroot powder.

It is used to make porridge, especially for children. It is used in both cooking and baking these days.  It’s used as a thickening agent and gluten-free flour. Many of its health benefits are associated with its starch content or the powder of this root vegetable, which may promote weight loss, treat diarrhea especially in children, and boost your immune system.

The process involves cleaning, chopping, grinding and filtering. There will be multiple filtering involved to clear out the impurities and get the pure white arrowroot powder. We make thiruvathira payasam using this koova powder.

arrow root powder recipe

Prep Time12 hrs
Total Time2 hrs
Servings: 2 cups

Ingredients

  • 1 kg arrow root

Instructions

  • clean the outer skin of the arrow root, wash it thoroughly and trim the edges and black spots if any
  • chop them to pieces and grind it in batches. grind it adding water
  • filter it through a strainer to a clean bowl. let the liquid settle until the thick substance settle down and water floats.
  • gently pour the water from top layer to another bowl. mix with fresh water again and let it settle again.
  • rest until the water and substance is seperated.
  • gently pour out the top water layer and mix again with water and repeat the steps again. repeat the process until the water on top is clear.
  • now extract all the water. and dry the thick substance under sun for a day minimum. when the moisture is completely gone, our arrow root powder is ready to use. You can grind it once to fine powder. sieve and store.

step by step Instructions

  • clean the outer skin of the arrow root, wash it thoroughly and trim the edges and black spots if any
arrow root powder recipe at home step pics (1)
  • chop them to 1 inch thick pieces so that it is easy to grind,
  • grind it in batches adding enough water
  • filter it through a strainer to a clean bowl. let the liquid settle until the thick substance settles down and water floats on top.
  • gently pour the water from top layer to another bowl. mix with fresh water again and let it settle again.
  • rest until the water and substance is seperated.
  • gently pour out the top water layer and mix again with water and repeat the steps again. repeat the process until the water on top is clear.
  • now extract all the water. and dry the thick substance under sun for a day minimum. when the moisture is completely gone, our arrow root powder is ready to use. You can grind it once to fine powder. sieve and store.
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