How to make Corn Upma -

In this upma corn replaces semolina to make an excellent snack.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Corn kernels (मकई के दाने), Oil (ऑइल)

Cuisine : TamilNadu

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Corn Upma

Corn Upma Recipe Card


Hindi: makai
Corn was indigenous to America, but is now grown throughout the world. It is used as a vegetable, briefly boiled or roasted or eaten with butter. And it would also interest you to know that the favourite popcorn, made by popping the small corn kernels, is a wholesome cereal food and is easily digested. Besides this, corn sees its use in various other ways – salads, soups, subzis and even sweets too!

Prep Time : 0-5 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Corn Upma Recipe

  • Corn kernels 2 cups

  • Oil 2 tablespoons

  • Mustard seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Green chillies slit 3

  • Asafoetida 1/2 teaspoon

  • Curry leaves 6-8

  • Turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Onion chopped 1 medium

  • Salt to taste

  • Sugar 1/2 teaspoon

  • Lemon juice 1 tablespoon

  • Scraped coconut 4 tablespoons

  • Fresh coriander chopped 4 tablespoons


Step 1

Heat oil in a non-stick pan. Add mustard seeds and let them splutter.

Step 2

Add green chillies, asafoetida, curry leaves, turmeric powder and onions. Sauté till the onions are translucent.

Step 3

Grind the corn with little water into a coarse mixture.

Step 4

Add the ground corn to the pan and mix well. Add salt and mix well, cover and cook on low heat for 4-5 minutes.

Step 5

Add sugar, lemon juice, 1 tablespoon scraped coconut and 1 tablespoon chopped coriander and mix well. Cover and cook for 2 minutes.

Step 6

Garnish with remaining coconut and chopped coriander and serve hot.

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