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Makki ki Idli - Cornmeal Idli

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Cornmeal Idli is a steamed savory Indian cake. Cornmeal Idli is made with cornmeal, yogurt, some spices, and almost no oil. Natural yellow color of cornmeal gives a beautiful tempting sensation to this recipe.

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What is Cornmeal Idli?

Cornmeal Idli is a steamed savory Indian cake. Cornmeal Idli is made with cornmeal, yogurt, some spices, and almost no oil. Natural yellow color of cornmeal gives a beautiful tempting sensation to this recipe. Cornmeal Idli is a perfect breakfast recipe for quick and healthy choice.

Let’s learn to make Cornmeal Idli in easy to understand quick steps.

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  • Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds, split bengal gram, and white lentils. Fry them for 2 minutes.
  • Add peanuts and sauté for 3 minutes. Now add chopped ginger and chopped green chilies. Sauté for 1 minute.
  • Add cornmeal, and salt to this and roast for 3 minutes.
  • Turn off the heat. Transfer into mixing bowl. Add yogurt and mix well. Add water if needed to make a smooth batter. Cover the bowl, and let it rest for 30 minutes.
  • Add baking soda to the idli batter, and mix gently until it becomes fluffy.
  • Grease the microwave-safe idli moulds and keep aside. Add the water in the microwave safe idli steamer, and microwave on high setting for 30 seconds.
  • Add 2 tbsp of the batter into 4 greased idli moulds and microwave on high setting for 4 minutes. Repeat this with the remaining batter to make rest of the idlis.
  • Serve Cornmeal Idli hot with coconut chutney or any other chutney. Enjoy!

  • Makki ki Idli - Cornmeal Idli [Recipe]

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    This is a steamed savory cake made with cornmeal, yogurt, and somespices. This is a nutritious breakfast/brunch when served with coconut chutney.
    ★★★★✰
    (Rating: 4.2 from 44 reviews)

    Prep time 🕐 Cook time 🕐 Total time 🕐
    30 mins
    Category ☶ Cuisine ♨ Serves ☺
    Breakfast Indian 16 idlis
    Nutrition Info ⊛ Serving size ⊚
    50 calories 1 Idli

    INGREDIENTS

    For Cornmeal Idli //
    • 2 cups cornmeal
    • 2 cups yogurt
    • 2 tbsp oil for frying
    • 1 tbsp mustard seeds
    • 1 tsp split bengal gram (chana dal)
    • 1 tsp white lentils (urad dal)
    • 1/4 cup peanuts
    • 2 tsp chopped ginger
    • 2 green chilies, chopped
    • salt as per taste
    • 1 tsp baking soda
    • oil for brushing moulds

    INSTRUCTIONS:

    Making Cornmeal Idli //
    1. Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds, split bengal gram, and white lentils. Fry them for 2 minutes.
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    2. Add peanuts and sauté for 3 minutes. Now add chopped ginger and chopped green chilies. Sauté for 1 minute.
      Image of the cooking step-1-2 for Makki ki Idli - Cornmeal Idli
    3. Add cornmeal, and salt to this and roast for 3 minutes.
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    4. Turn off the heat. Transfer into mixing bowl. Add yogurt and mix well. Add water if needed to make a smooth batter. Cover the bowl, and let it rest for 30 minutes.
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