Preparing the Ravai Paste

To make the paste, place a handful of finely ground Ravai (Semolina) on the palm and add few droplets of water. Mix well with the finger tips so that it forms a thick mixture (similar to blue tack). If required gradually mix in more Ravai or water until the desired consistency is achieved.

 
 
 
 

 

Roll and knead the mixture tightly between both palms to blend it really well and to eliminate any trapped air.

 
 
 
 
 
Once kneading is complete, a ball of Ravai paste is obtained that is of a perfect consistency to be applied on the Idanthalai.
 
 
It is worth noting that although various substitutes for Ravai are available the use of Ravai is superior and brings the best Gumakaram.