Can I use an oven instead of a dehydrator for grains and pulses? Dehydrators are not so common in my neck of the woods.
From what I've heard you might be able to if your oven can be set on 170 degrees Fahrenheit and left propped open with a wooden spoon or something so the air escapes better
Using ovens as a dehydrator is pretty universal for any kind of food that can be dried.
Here is just one of many sites out there -
Thank you, Andrew for your reply and link. In the meanwhile I decided to try and see for myself. I put some buckwheat on a flat surface in the oven for about 30 min. I took the same amount of buckwheat and left it as is. Then I tried milling the two batches. The oven batch yielded flour much more quickly than the other, untreated batch. One other suggested solution I found, was, to cook the lentils, puree the mass and dehydrate before milling. I have yet to try this for myself. We'll see...