Sunday, June 12, 2016

corn Idly with Capsicum Gothsu!

I made corn idly some days ago. Here I am giving you the recipe for it.

Yellow corn 2 Cups (Or corn rava 2 cups, I used corn rava)

Urad dhal 1/4 cup to 1/2 according to the quality of urad dhal.

Methi seeds one teaspoon

Clean and soak the corn rava in water for 4 hours. Clean the urad dhal along with the methi seeds and soak them also. After 4 hours grind the urad dhal+methi seeds mixture. The batter should be fluffy. And grind the corn rava also. Mix the two batter and add salt.  Keep aside for fermentation. After 6 to 8 hours of fermentaion it is ready to prepare idly. Prepare idly in your idly pan. I am using the traditional type idly pan only. So grease the idly plates and pour the batter and put it in the pan for making idlies.

The batter is ready to make idlies.

Hot idlies are ready to eat.

In the meantime we will have a look at the preparation of capsicum gothsu


Capsicum 2 numbers medium size  finely chopped

Tomatoes 2 numbers medium size  finely chopped

Oninons 2 numbers medium size finely chopped

Tamarind goosberry size soak it in water and extract juice approximately one cup

Salt to taste

Turmeric Powder

Hing 1/2 teaspoon

Boiled and smashed Moong dhal 1/2 cup

Gothsu powder or sambar powder according to taste (gothsu powder preparation already given)

For tempering


Mustard seeds

Urad dhal and channa dhal each one teaspoon

Kadi paththa & coriander leaves

Red chillies one or two numbers

Heat the pan and add oil. Temper with mustard seeds, urad and channa dhals, hing powder and turmeric powder. Add kadi paththa and Red chillies. Now add onions and fry them till it is golden brown. Then add tomotoes and capsicum together and fry them till it becomes soft. Now pour the tamrind juice. Let it boil for atleast 5 minutes. Then add the smashed dhal and salt. Allow it to boil for another 5 to 10 minutes. Before removing from the fire add the gothsu powder. If you are adding sambar powder instead of gothsu powder add sambar powder while frying the tomotoes and capsicum. Now garnish with coriander leaves and servi hot with corn idly.

gothsu is boiling!  Steam hot idlies and gothsu are ready for your breakfast/dinner!


  1. Nice. Will try to get corn rava and prepare this. Can Dosa be made out of this instead of idly?

  2. Yes, You can make dosa also from this batter. Will put the dosa photos!