Hominy Grits Instant Idli

Hominy Grits Instant Idli

Inspired by Priya’s Rava Idli and Cham’s Cracked Wheat Idli, I came up with this idea of using grits to make instant idlis. Yet another time grits has proved to be versatile. The idlis came out very well and especially it tasted so good with sambar for side dish.

Hominy Grits Instant Idlis Recipe

Prep TimeCook TimeMakes
15 Mins20 Mins16 Idlis
Hominy Grits Instant Idli A very simple to prepare and healthy recipe to prepare instant idlis using corn grits.
Ingredients For The Batter:
  • 1 And 1/2 Cups Grits
  • 1 And 1/2 Cups Yogurt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 2 Medium Size Grated Carrots
  • Handful Frozen Peas
  • 1 Teaspoon Grated Ginger
  • As Per Taste Salt
Ingredients For Tempering:
  • 1 Tablespoon Oil
  • 1 Teaspoon Urad Daal
  • 1 Teaspoon Channa Daal
  • 10 Cashews Broken Into Small Pieces
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Black Pepper Powder
  • A Pinch Hing
  1. Dry grind the grits in a blender to the consistency of regular rava/sooji.
  2. Combine together all the ingredients listed for the batter. Add water if necessary to get the consistency of idli batter.
  3. Heat oil in a frying pan and add the items to be tempered one by one and pour this in the batter and mix it well.
  4. Grease the idli moulds (on both sides) using a non stick oil spray and fill with batter. I also grease the back because the batter from the lower plate does not stick to the top plate and you will be able to get full idlis.
  5. Steam the idlis for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
My Notes:
  1. I prepared the idlis 1 hour after preparing the batter. But I guess that it’s not necessary, because rava idlis can be prepared as soon as the batter is ready.
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  1. Rajitha, thank you very much. I have got couple more ideas also using grits. Hope the visitors don’t get bored with it.

    Kamala, I’m so happy that you have also started using grits.

    Dk, I guess it’s going to become gritscooking.com too, because I have a lot of ideas.

    Jayasree, good idea using corn. But I’m not sure how that texture will be. Are you thinking of fresh corn?

    Smitha, did you check my other grits recipes, pongal and adai? You should try that also. You will gind grits in the breakfast section next to the instant oatmeal, quick cooking oats and stuff. I got the Quaker brand, quick cooking grits.

    Divya, Sangeeth, Dhivya, Chakali, Vidya, Cham thank you very much.

  2. I tried the cracked wheat idli recipe you posted earlier. It was so delicious. I guess this one will be next:). The idli looks colorful and tempting. I have never used grits before though. But for this recipe will defenitely try grits.

  3. The idli looks very spongy and delicious 🙂 Didn’t cook many items with grits, but again this idlis re tempting Madhu 😛

  4. Hey even I was thinking of trying idli’s with corn. Now that I see yours, I can go ahead. Your idly looks very soft.

  5. girl-u r not gng to slow down are u? i need so much effort to just keep with u:) Eggless cooking is becoming Idly cooking..the varities are mindblowing….:) great gng 🙂 loving it

  6. Yesterday only I made this Madhu.It came out well..Its only after seeing ur posts abt grits I started using ..Thanks for the wonderful idea.


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