Couscous & Corn Idli
Couscous is low in calories, is a great plant-based protein, and has micronutrients that boost the immune system and lower risk of cancer. Plus, it is easy to cook! Here's an innovative take on the traditional idli using couscous by Chef Gautam Mehrishi
Couscous Corn Idli Recipe by Chef Gautam Mehrishi

- Indian


- 4

Cooking Time

-10-15 Min


- Medium

Preparation Time

- 10 Min


  • FOR Idli
  • ½ cup boiled corn
  • ½ tbsp clove powder
  • ½ tbsp black pepper powder
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 2 tbsp Yogurt
  • 3 tbsp couscous
  • 6 to 7 tbsp semolina (sooji)
  • 4 to 5 tbsp coconut oil
  • 3 tbsp split Bengal gram
  • 2 tbsp black gram
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 3 to 4 green chillies slit
  • 10 to 12curry leaves
  • 5 to 6 French beans
  • salt
  • water
  • Oil
  • FOR Chutney
  • ½ cup Coconut grated
  • ½ tsp clove powder
  • ½ tsp Black pepper powder
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp coriander leaves
  • 1 tbsp Mint leaves


  1. 1

    ground corn mixture.
  2. 2

    Add a little more semolina to this and mix again.
  3. 3

    Heat coconut oil in a pan.
  4. 4

    Add split Bengal gram and black gram to the hot oil.
  5. 5

    Into this add a few mustard seeds.
  6. 6

    Add slit green chillies, a few curry leaves.
  7. 7

    Use the oil in the pan for mixing with corn couscous mixture.
  8. 8

    Chop French beans into small pieces.
  9. 9

    Mix this with the corn mixture.
  10. 10

    Brush oil in the idli maker and fill it with the idli mix.
  11. 11

    Top it with the remaining French beans and gram mix.
  12. 12

    Steam this for seven to eight minutes.
  13. 13

    Your corn couscous idli is ready.
  14. 14

    In a separate bowl, take some grated coconut, clove powder, black pepper powder, coconut oil, coriander leaves and mint leaves and mix them.
  15. 15

    Serve the idli with this coconut chutney.
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