Gulaal is a type of colored powder that is used during the Hindu festival of Holi. The following are the general steps involved in gulaal making:
The first step in gulaal making is to select the ingredients. Gulaal is typically made from cornstarch, rice flour, or a combination of the two. The chosen ingredient is then mixed with water to form a paste.
Once the paste is formed, it is divided into smaller batches and each batch is dyed with a different color. The dyes used are typically natural, such as turmeric for yellow or beetroot for pink.
Once the paste is completely dry, it is ground into a fine powder. This is typically done using a machine such as a hammer mill or a pin mill. Grinding is important as it helps to break down any lumps in the powder and ensures that the color is evenly distributed.
The powdered gulaal is then sieved to remove any large particles or lumps. This ensures that the powder is fine and smooth, which makes it easier to apply.
Finally, the gulaal is packaged into small bags or sachets for distribution.
The machinery used in gulaal making can vary depending on the specific process and the scale of production. A hammer mill or a pin mill may be used for grinding, while a drying machine can be used for drying. Other equipment that may be used includes mixers for making the paste, and sieving machines for sieving the powder.