Friday, January 11, 2008

Cornmeal Idlies

Cornmeal Idlies with Onion-Tomato Gojju

I make rava idlies regularly, just for a change I tried making idlies using Cornmeal, it turned out pretty good and tasted more delicious than regular rava idlies.

Recipe is same as for making Rava/soji/semolina idlies. I used home made slightly sour yogurt, one can substitute this with store brought yogurt or sour cream or both half and half.

Ingredients :
  • 2 cups of corn meal ( can use 1 cup of corn meal and 1 cup of rava)
  • 2 cups of yogurt
  • 1 carrot - grated
  • few curry leaves and cilantro leaves.

For tempering

  • Oil- 2 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds- 1tsp
  • Channa dal- 1tsp.


  1. Heat oil in a pan add mustard and channa dal. When it starts to pop add corn meal and fry for 5 mins on medium heat.
  2. Swith off and once cool add carrot, curry leaves ,yogurt and salt. Mix well and keep this for 10 mins or so.
  3. Cornmeal mixture will be thick, add little water or more yogurt to make it bit thin.
  4. Pour and Steam them in idli moulds for 20 mins. Let it cool, unmould and serve with chutneys or gojju.

Details for making rava idlies click here.


  1. Hi Madhu…those idlis look so sunshiny and tasty. Quite an interesting variation. Cheers!

  2. That's a neat idea. I prepare instant idlis using corn grits and that works out well too. I'm going to try this one definitely.

  3. madhu pl tell ifcornmeal is broken corn which looks like corn rawa

  4. @ Nirupama, Yes,It is the brokencorn meal like rava. Hope you give it a try..

  5. Am going to try this for bfast tomo....i have white cornmeal...guess this shld work out as well