Thursday, July 19, 2012

Corn Meal Idli

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

Method
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

15 comments:

  1. HiMahi ,

    Idli Looks YYummYYy !!!

    Neat presentation :))

    Keep on Dear..

    www.southindiafoodrecipes.blogspot.in

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

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

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  4. so cute and good looking..

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

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

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

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

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  9. idli looks very soft.. interesting recipe

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  10. 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 idlies..you 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!

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

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  12. Wow. Healthy and delicious Idlies...

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

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