Well the process does not take more than an hour or two, it's just finding the ingredients that takes time.
I have tried it on the lakes and have had some sizeable fish concentrated in the area that had been ground baited.
Chickpeas are different from Indian corn.
Indian corn is used for making corn flour and will be orange/yellow in colour and need to be softened by boiling unless they are fresh on the cob. Locally known as "Makka Chola"
Chickpeas on the other hand, as the name suggest are covered by a layer of skin, light creamish colour and also need a little boiling if they are dried. Locally known as "Kadle".
Well we tend to be a little more conservative in this country regarding food items, and you would probably have half the fish in the Kaveri in your swim if you went in for 200 Kgs of groundbait
Some of them might just decide that it was time to swim to Germany if you visit more often
No i haven't tried boilies at our WASI lake, though i did give some to my brother to try in the lakes of east India, but the quantity was probably not enough to get the fishes attention, and hence nothing happened.
But i do use very small Tungsten Rohu hooks that are handmade (when i can get them from the east) and they do very nicely for our Indian Carp.
The idea of showing a clean hook, above or below your boilie does not seem to grab our carp, and i don't know of any anglers who come from the UK who have seriously tried this method here over any length of time with success.
In the lakes of the east, my brother usually dives in and cleans out a swim days before he plans to fish a new area, sometimes even going as far as placing slabs of stone at the bottom where he plans to fish. God help anyone who tries to gate crash his swim
Last of all Maida is what is some times known as "American flour" and is very white in colour and when put in water turns all gooey and runny!
Where as Atta is a flour made from wheat and is slightly darker than Maida.
When atta is kneaded and boiled in water for about 15 minutes, it can turn more rubbery than Ragi, adding some Haldi (Turmenic) powder (gives the bait a yellow colouring) and is great for both carp and masheer.
For murral artificial small brown frogs dipped in and out of the water, are great besides mepps spinners.