Corn (मकई) Idli
Cornmeal Idli Recipe
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Corn is rich is in Vitamin B12, folic acid and iron which helps in the production of red blood cells in the body. It helps in reducing the risk of Anaemia, by supplying enough of the nutrients required to produce fresh Red blood cells.

According to nutritionists, 1 cup of raw corn contains 125 calories, 27 g of carbohydrates, 4 g of protein, 9 g of sugar, 2 g of fat and 75 mg of iron.


  • Cornmeal [Corn rava] – 1 cup
  • Curd – ¾ cup
  • Water as needed
  • Salt to taste
  • Asafoetida- a pinch

Seasoning ingredients:

  • Carrot – 1 cup [finely chopped]
  • Capsicum – 2 tbsp [finely chopped]
  • Green chilli – 1 [finely chopped]
  • Ginger – 1 tbsp [finely chopped]
  • Curry leaves – 1 spring [finely chopped]
  • Coriander leaves – 1 spring [finely chopped]
  • Mustard seeds – ½ tbsp
  • Bengal gram – ½ tbsp
  • Urad dal – ½ tbsp
  • Gingelly oil - 1 tbsp [for greasing idli plates]

  1. Take a bowl add cornmeal, curd, salt and water mix well.
  2. Heat oil in a pan add mustard seeds, let its splutter. Then add Bengal, gram, urad dal, green chilli and ginger saute gently. Then add carrot, capsicum saute gently.
  3. Once batter is ready then add seasoned ingredients, hing, and coriander leaves mix well.
  4. Grease idly batter with oil then pour batter then place 1 tbsp of carrot capsicum then steam it for 10 min.(Adding Eno in the batter is optional)
  5. Serve hot with coconut chutney.