Rice flour is also commonly known as rice powder. It should be noted that rice flour is different from rice starch. Rice flour is also very commonly used in making breads. Popular across the country, especially in areas such as Karnataka, UP and West Bengal. An essential ingredient in almost all varieties of Bengali cuisine, the rice flour is also used in the creation of Indian snacks such as chakli. Traditionally rice flour was made at home by grounding rice.
Rice flour is also a suitable replacement for maida or wheat flour. Rice flour is also gluten free. Rice flour is also good for people suffering from celiac diseases. Moreover rice flour is used in baby food and is very healthy. It is also known to have lesser side effects. Rice flour is also used in manufacturing noodles.