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Pulse milling in India. I - Processing and milling of Tur, Arhar (Cajanus cajan Linn).

Kurien, P. P. and Parpia, H. A. B. (1968) Pulse milling in India. I - Processing and milling of Tur, Arhar (Cajanus cajan Linn). Journal of Food Science and Technology (Mysore), 5 (4). 203-207, 2 ref..

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Abstract

Over 75% of pulses produced in India is milled to produce dhal. This article gives a detailed account of the dhal milling industry in India with technical details of the methods available for de-husking and splitting the grain. A comparison is made between wet and dry milling methods in relation to local varietal and seasonal factors. Major deficiencies are excessive dependence on sun drying, laborious methods, inefficient and wasteful equipment, and absence of dust prevention and infestation control. Improved varieties of pulses and new processing techniques are required and could greatly increase existing yields of dhal.

Item Type: Article
Divisions: Grain Science and Technology
Uncontrolled Keywords: MILLING-; Milling of Cajanus cajan Linn in India; CAJANUS-; INDIA-
Subjects: 600 Technology > 08 Food technology > 04 Milling
600 Technology > 08 Food technology > 22 Legumes-Pulses
Depositing User: Food Sci. & Technol. Information Services
Date Deposited: 15 Mar 2010 07:25
Last Modified: 15 Mar 2010 07:25
URI: http://ir.cftri.com/id/eprint/7395

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