Makki ki Idli - Cornmeal Idli

// This is a steamed savory cake made with cornmeal, yogurt, and somespices. This is a nutritious breakfast/brunch when served with coconut chutney.



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.

three pieces of cornmeal idli on a plate next to a bowl of chutney

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.

a close up of a pan with a mixture of food in it

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.

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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!

a stack of cornmeal idli with a bowl of dip

Are you a fan of corn dishes? If yes, here ar some other delicious corn dishes you might also love to try are: corn chaat, bhutte ka kees, Pepper Corn Arugula Pizza with Sun-Dried Tomatoes, roasted corn, and corn pakora.


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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.
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(Rating: 5 from 36 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.
  2. Add peanuts and sauté for 3 minutes. Now add chopped ginger and chopped green chilies. Sauté for 1 minute.
  3. Add cornmeal, and salt to this and roast for 3 minutes.
  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.

NOTES:

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