Thursday, July 19, 2012

Corn Meal Idli

Corn Meal - 11/2cups
Urad dal -1/2 cup
Methi seeds - 1teaspoon

Wash the corn meal gently and soak it for 3-4 hours.

Combine urad dal and methi seeds, rinse them and soak for 3-4 hours.

Grind the urad dal and methi seeds with enough water. (as you do for making idli batter). Finally add the soaked corn meal(with out water), and grind for a couple of minutes.

Add enough salt, keep it aside over night or at least 8 hours. (Time may vary according to the temperature in your area)

Fermented batter will look like this..light n fluffy, with lot of air bubbles. Heat water in the steamer, pour the batter in the greased idli plates, fill the batter and steam it for 8 to 10 minutes.
Corn meal idli is ready to serve. I have used my egg poacher to make the idlies n got these cute shapes. :) These idlies will be more or less has the same texture and taste as Rava Idlies. Serve them with your choice of chutney/sambar/ idli podi.

Recipe Source : Here


  1. HiMahi ,

    Idli Looks YYummYYy !!!

    Neat presentation :))

    Keep on Dear..

  2. Yummy and healthy idlis. Wonderfully prepared.Would surely try out this unique idlis.

  3. Wow!sounds inviting Mahi....Nice variation...I too like the shape of the idly made in egg poacher..

  4. a new idli to me, looks soft n delicious :)

  5. new recipe to me..did it come out soft and fluffy,Mahi?actually i dont like corn but this idli sounds too good..

  6. Very much different and i am hearing it for the first time. doubt if i would get the corn meal in chennai.

  7. Dunno why i never tried this fermented cornmeal idli till now, they looks super fluffy.

  8. idli looks very soft.. interesting recipe

  9. Punitha, Deepa, Nalini, PT, Divya, Shoba, Julie, Leela, Renuka, Priya, Spice up the Curry, thank you very much for your lovely comments.

    @ Renu, am not sure whether corn meal is available there. Check in some big supermarkets..they might have it. Sorry I couldn't help you much in this regard. Or, try it with normal rava! :) thanks for stopping by!

    @ Leela chechi, the texture of these idlies are just like the regular rava can make the tempering as we do for the rava idlies as well. Even am not a big fan of corn, but these idlies are worth a try! :) thanks for the comment!

  10. Your idlis look like cookies, Mahi. :) They've got lovely shapes and look very tempting.

  11. Wow. Healthy and delicious Idlies...

  12. Idlis looks very soft and dilicious. Very tempting.


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