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Feb 18, 2015

Instant Cornmeal Idli Recipe / Broken Corn Idli Recipe

I found a packet of broken corn during my last visit to my super market. My first plan is to make idlies, puttu and upma using that.This is a instant kind of idli made with curd. But there is another version which is made with grinding urad dal and adding this to that. Will share that as well soon.

Similar Recipes,
Oats Idli
Oats Vegetable Idli
Broken Wheat Idli
Rava Idli

Hope you will give this a try and let me know how it turns out for you.

Preparation Time : 10 mins
Soaking Time : 30 mins
Cooking Time : 15 mins
Makes : 12 idlies


Broken Yellow Corn - 1.5 cup
Water as needed
Salt to taste
Oil - 1 tsp + for greasing idli plates
Mustard Seeds / Kaduku - 1 tsp
Urad Dal / Ulundu Paruppu - 1 tsp
Eno Fruit Salt - 1 tsp (Baking soda - 1/2 tsp)


Take broken corn in a mixer and powder it finely. Add in curd and puree it finely.

Pour it into a bowl, add more water if needed and salt. Let it sit for 30 mins.

Heat oil in a pan, crackle in mustard seeds and urad dal. Pour this into the batter and mix well.

Add in eno salt and mix well.

Grease idli plates with some oil. Fill idli mould 3/4th full. Cover and steam it for 15 mins.

Remove it and let it cool a little. Dip spoon in water and remove idlies carefully. 

Serve with chutney..

I used this broken corn

Take broken corn in a blender..It is very coarse, 
so i powdered it lightly

powder it

once it is like a fine rava

add in curd / yogurt

make it into a fine puree

pour it into a bowl and let it soak for 30 mins

now it has thickened a lot

add in salt
mix well

Heat a tsp of oil in a pan

add in mustard and urad dal

pour this over the batter

mix really well

now open a packet of eno salt

pour in and mix well
take your idli plates

grease it lightly with oil
spoon it in

dont fill it too much

place it in a steamer

cover and steam

till it is cooked

Use a spoon to remove the idlies
Look how beautiful it looks




  1. Does adding curd will increase our weight

  2. Will try asap...shd look for broken corn ....ty

  3. I prepared your mother's appam recipe today. I did exactly the same way but added sugar, salt and cooking soda instantly after grinding. I am worried about cooking soda. I kept the batter outside for fermentation.
    Adding cooking soda earlier is harmful or

    Please reply ASAP..........

  4. @Bala JayaseelanYou should not add cooking soda immediately. It should be added at the last minute alone.

  5. Can I use skip eno salt?


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