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Cornmeal Idiyappam

Sharanya Raghuraman
5 minutes
Prep Time
10 minutes
Cook Time
2 People
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ABOUT Cornmeal Idiyappam RECIPE

A twist to normal idiyappam, using cornmeal or matki atta. This is s very healthy dinner or breakfast option as it is light and is easily digestable

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Easy
  • Everyday
  • Kerala
  • Steaming
  • Breakfast and Brunch
  • Healthy

Ingredients Serving: 2

  1. Cornmeal - 1 cup
  2. Rice flour - 1/2 cup
  3. Salt - as per taste
  4. Water- 1.5 cups
  5. Oil- 1/2 teaspoon
  6. Oil for greasing the moulds


  1. In a pan, dry roast the corn meal. Keep stirring it continuously. Roast until you get a good aroma out of it. It will take up to 5 minutes. Keep the heat in medium.
  2. Turn off the heat and add the rice flour. Mix well and keep it aside
  3. Bring 1.5 cup of water to boil. Add salt and oil. It should boil really well.
  4. Pour this water to the flour, slowly, continuously mixing and make sure that the water should not be added too much. Also, do not add cold water. So, boil some extra water in the begining
  5. Bring it together
  6. Make this to a smooth dough
  7. Cover and let it rest for 10 minutes Grease your idli molds with oil
  8. Divide the dough in to 2 equal portions and fill your idiyappam press with this dough. Use the one with small holes.
  9. Press it in a circular motion on idli plate in the form of long strings.
  10. Stake them in a steamer and steam for 8-10 minutes in a medium heat.
  11. Serve hot with chutney or sweet coconut milk or any coconut based curry.
  12. Serve with any curry of your choice

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