Saturday, 19 November 2011

Cornmeal Pidi Kozhukattai

Steamed cornmeal dumplings

Ingredients - Serves 4
  • Cornmeal - 2 cups
  • Green chillis - 2 nos
  • Red chillis - 2 nos
  • Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Urad dhal - 1 tsp
  • Bengal gram dhal - 2 tsp
  • Curry leaves - few
  • Grated coconut - 1 tbs
  • Oil - 1 tbsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Heat the pan with oil and add mustard seeds
  • When it pops add urad dhal, bengal gram dhal, green chillis, red chillis and curry leaves
  • Fry till golden brown and add 4 cups water
  • Add grated coconut and salt
  • Allow the water to boil and now slowly add cornmeal and mix without any lumps
  • Cook until it gets thicker (like upma)
  • Grease the idli plate and make the upma into balls
  • Place the kozhukattai in the greased plate and steam it for 8 to 10 minutes
  • Serve hot with any chutney

    Nutritional Information
    • Cornmeal is rich in antioxidants, especially carotenoids.
    • Carotenoids are yellow and orange plant pigments which prevent chronic diseases including cancer and cardiovascular diseases
    • Per kozhukattai = 65 calories approximately


    1. Hey Lavanya, Is corn meal sort of coarse in texture and is it yellow in color. Is digestion sort of hard with corn meal?


    2. Yellow, yes. I used medium texture but coarse is also fine. Digestion was not a problem and I also read that corn meal is rich in fibre, gluten free and infact prevents constipation.



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