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Cornmeal Idli & Dosa

- Submitted by Dahlia on 26th Jan 2009

(Cornmeal Idli, Cornmeal Dosa)

Cornmeal Idli and Dosa

Ingredients

  • Cornmeal - 2 cups
  • Sour Yogurt - 2 cups
  • Carrot - 1 (grated)
  • Cilantro - handful (finely chopped)
  • Curry Leaves - 1 strand (finely chopped)
  • Water - as needed for batter
  • Oil- 2 tbsp
  • Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
  • Mustard seeds- 1 tsp
  • Channa dal- 1 tsp

Method

  1. Heat oil in a pan and splutter the mustard seeds, cumin seeds and channa dal.
  2. Add the corn meal to this and roast it for few minutes. This step is optional but gives a nice nutty flavor. If you are in a hurry, skip this step.
  3. Switch off and add grated carrot, chopped curry leaves, cilantro, yogurt and required salt.
  4. Mix well and let this rest for 10-15 minutes.
  5. Add water to bring it to the right consistency for making idlis or dosas.
  6. For Idli: Add a pinch of baking soda to the above batter and mix nicely. Steam them in idli plates for 15 minutes. 
    For Dosa: Add little more water to bring the water to the right consistency (similar to rava dosa batter). Spread from the outside like rava dosa.

Serving Cornmeal Idli & Dosa

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Comments (33)

Person   ()
Hi , I have just tried corn meal dosa, the best dosa I ever had, amazing.. Thank you ..
Kalpana
Person   ()
That's great to hear Kalpana. Next time you make a dish, do click a picture and send me at recipes@simpleindianrecipes.com . Would love to see your creations.
Person   ()
Can I substitute yellow cornmeal for white cornmeal? I bought in excess by mistake. Please reply. This recipe sounds cool. Would love to give it a try.
Person   ()
Yes you can. Make sure it is cornmeal and not corn flour or corn starch.
Person   ()
Thank you!! It was yellow cornmeal only. I misread the label. Made dosas today and it was real yummmmmm.....
Person   ()
Thats good to hear. Enjoy!
Person   ()
its gud to have some flavoured idli. it gives a new to taste.
Person   ()
Thank you.
Person   ()
what is cornmeal ?
Person   ()
Its coarsely ground corn. It is sold as corn rava or yellow corn flour in india.
Person   ()
Hi Dahlia,
I wished you would put for how many this would serve as a snack. As a non-Indian person, I have no idea what a idli or dosa consistency is! Please specify or approximately, what amount of water is needed for each of the snack!
Person   ()
Hi, For making dosas, the batter should be like a pancake batter. For making idlis, it should be little thicker in consistency.
Also the above measurement serves 4-6 adults. Hope this helps.
Person   ()
Hi Dahlia,

tried dosa and was too good. tomorrow making idli out of it.
Person   ()
Great!! Try it and enjoy...
Person   ()
hey great recipe !!! one doubt....after roasting corn and switching off gas do we add the remaining items into the hot pan or do we have to cool it ?
Person   ()
After roasting it, take it out into another mixing bowl. This will cool it a bit rather than keeping it in the hot pan. After that add the remaining ingredients.
Person   ()
what is corn meal/?is it flour or grain?please tell us.
Person   ()
ok.
Person   ()
Corn Meal is the flour of yellow corn. You get it in india these days as yellow corn flour or yellow puttu flour.
Person   ()
Very creative and different!! Will surely make it!! Thanx
Person   ()
Thanks Dolly. Try it. It tastes great!!
Person   ()
it's very nice.
thank u so much
Person   ()
Glad you liked it.
Person   ()
hi Dahlia,

how are you and the fly specially the newborn.

i made the corn meal dosa yesterday. it was excellent. thank you.
Person   ()
Hi Raji, We are all doing good.
Person   ()
thanks aarushee. shall buy and try this.
Person   ()
looking good must try this.
Person   ()
Hi Raji,
Corn meal is different. It is coarse flour made from dried corn. The texture is similar to rava and the colour is yellowish. But cornflour has more of the corn starch in it. It is good for thickening soups due to its starchy texture. I haven't tried with corn flour so I'm not sure if it will work out.
Person   ()
in hindi cornmeal is makai ka aata...
Person   ()
thanks for the information. shall buy makai ka atta
Person   ()
cornmeal is cornflour?
Person   ()
hi , nice recipe. can i use fine powdered cornmeal for this?
Person   ()
Yes you can.

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