Sweetcorn Paneer Idli Recipe
Idli is a traditional dish of South-Indian households. It is usually prepared by using a batter which consists of black gram (urad dal) and rice. In this recipe, semolina (suji) has been used as batter. Suji provides great energy and is good for diabetics, apart from lowering cholesterol levels. Sweet corn (makka) and cottage cheese (paneer) have also been incorporated into the batter to make it tastier. Makka is gluten-free, a rich source of starch and antioxidants. Paneer is power-packed with proteins and keeps hunger pangs at bay. To introduce variation, other vegetables can also be used in place of these, like carrots or beans. Yogurt (dahi) has been used in this recipe to obtain a thick and rich batter. Spices can be added according to taste. The idly moulds in the idly-maker should be slightly greased to avoid sticking of batter. Steaming of these idlis is an important step and should be done carefully. A toothpick should be inserted in the core of the idly to ensure completion of cooking. Idlis are usually mild in flavour and hence taste brilliant when teamed with a chutney or sambhar. Serve these sweetcorn paneer idlis piping hot along with green chutney and sambhar, and get lost in their magical taste.
If you are looking for more healthy snacks do check Moong Beans With Vegetables, Light Oil Oat Dosa, Palak ke Baked Kebabs, Ragi Idly
How to make Sweetcorn Paneer Idli Recipe
|Sweet Corns (makka) grated||¼ cup|
|Cottage Cheese (Paneer) grated||¼ cup|
|Yogurt (dahi)||¼ cup|
|Vegetable oil||1 tea spoon|
|Mustard seeds (sarso ke dane)||1 tea spoon|
|Green chillies(hari mirch), finely chopped||2 table spoon|
|Salt (Namak)||To taste|
|Chopped coriander(hara dhaniya) leaves to garnish|
- 1. In a saucepan, heat vegetable oil and add mustard seeds. When seeds splutter, add semolina, chilies and salt. Roast until semolina grows slightly brown.
- 2. Remove from heat and let cool.
- 3. Mix yogurt with water and blend until smooth.
- 4. Add sweet corn, paneer, coriander and yogurt to the cooled semolina mixture. Mix well and set aside for 30 minutes.
- 5. Grease on idly mold with little oil and spoon small portions of batter into mold. Steam and cook idly for 10 minutes. Remove it from the mold.
- 6. Sprinkle with finely chopped coriander.