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Cornmeal Idli recipe

 Today's recipe is super easy breakfast and tasty too...If you forgot to soak, grind and ferment the idli/dosa batter and even then you want your weekend to start with some traditional breakfast then this recipe will come to you for rescue. 
The best of this recipe is that you can use up the ingredients from the pantry and mix it and steam it and your breakfast is ready with no rice, no fermentation but just simple ingredients.
If you are a  cook like me who is lazy sometimes, sometimes creative, sometimes moody to go into kitchen and end up producing something tasty to present on the table then you would surely try my Cornmeal Idli. 
Cornmeal is coarse flour ground from dried corn.In india we get it as Corn Rava/ Corn Atta Flour/ Makki ka Atta. Rava is coarse form and Atta is fine variations.
Peek in to the ingredients and steps below to follow.....
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Level: easy
Prep and Resting:20mins
Cook time: 15 mins
Makes:12-16 Idli

1 cup:250 ml
1 tablespoon: 15ml
1 teaspoon:5ml


Fine Cornmeal(Corn Rava Atta / Makki ka Atta): 2 Cups
Yogurt: 1 Cup
Water: 1/2 cup( as required)
Baking Soda: 3/4th teaspoon
Salt to taste
Cashews few

Easy Tadka:
Oil: 1 teaspoon
Mustard seeds: 1/4th teaspoon
Cumin Seeds: 1/4th teaspoon


Dry roast the cornmeal for few seconds and let it cool.
Mix all the ingredients except tadka ingredients.And keep aside for 10-15 mins. 
In  a pan add oil, once hot add mustard seeds and cumin seeds...once sizzles, turn off and add tadka to batter and mix well. 
Check batter consistency and it should be thicker than the pancake consistency(Add water if required)
Grease the Idli Plates with oil and place cashews in each idli space and pour batter in the mould 3/4th filled and steam for 15 mins in Idli Cooker.
Let idli rest for 2-3 mins and remove and serve hot with chutney or sambar or pickles

In the tadka you can add finely chopped carrots, ginger and other veggies to make it more colourful n healthy.

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  1. What an idea Nisa, I have plenty of cornmeal and was clueless what to do with them, thanks for the share.

  2. love these cornmeal Idly....Would love to make this !!!

  3. Wow Idli with cornmeal...that's so innovative..lovely share Nisa.

  4. Hey Nisa what a brilliant idea. I have quite a bit of makkai atta left over from the wedding and was wondering what to do with it. Definitely making these idlis soon.

  5. Lovely idea to use Cornmeal. Bookmarking this recipe.


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