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Bring Back The Corn – A Cornmeal Sweet

2 September 2010 32 Comments

corn laddoos

These cute little delicacies of the whole grain Cornmeal brings back the memories of childhood days. When mom would often involve us in making these laddoos and we used to unwillingly succumb to her demands for want of these scrumptious treats 🙂

Our job was be to powder the corn bread and make the balls from the dough. This recipe is quite easy and simple to follow with no cooking at all, provided you have the cornbread or corn chapattis with you.

cornmeal sweet


(makes 30 small balls)

  • 11/2 cups of coarse cornmeal flour
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1/4 cup of Clarified butter or ghee
  • 1 tsp of cardamom powder
  • 3-4 tsp. of crushed almonds or cashew
  • A few raisins (kishmish)
  • Water for kneading dough

Method: Take the cornmeal flour in a big vessel and sprinkle water over it. Mix the flour gently and make a hard dough out of it. At this stage you can either make a chapatti or make balls and bake it.

Corn Chapatti: Take a plastic sheet and sprinkle a little oil on it. Take a small ball of the prepared dough and knead it gently with a rolling pin. The cornmeal dough is very brittle and require extra patience to roll it out.

Dry fry the chapattis on a hot tawa on both the sides and keep it aside.

Corn ball: Make rounds from the prepared dough. Bake it in the oven for 20 minutes at 180°C.


Corn sweets: Crumble the chapatis or the baked balls into small pieces. You can grind these small pieces in a mixie to make fine powder.

Add in rest of the ingredients and mix thoroughly.

a healthy sweet of corn

Make small balls out of the cornmeal mix. Store in an airtight container, stays good for 3-4 days.

A healthy and scrumptious Cornmeal snack for the kids snack box. More on healthy sweets soon, stay connected, take care.


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  • Sharmilee said:

    Totally new n interesting..looks so yummy

  • Priya said:

    Very interesting sweet, thanks for sharing..

  • nisha said:

    innovative i must say…

  • srividhya Ravikumar said:

    wow…very healthy and delicious snack sanjeeta..love it..

  • Angie's Recipes said:

    They look delicious and healthy!

  • G.pavani said:

    yummy n tempting sweet…n new

  • Shivani said:

    Hi Sanjeeta

    Your recipe is very good.

    Shivani (Shivkumars Wife)

  • Ananda Rajashekar said:

    Interesting and sounds healthy! 🙂

  • Hari Chandana said:

    very nice recipe.. looks awesome.. thanks for sharing !!

  • Mary said:

    I’ve never seen these before. I am really intrigued as to how they might taste. They look a bit like the hush puppies which we serve in the South and coastal areas. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings…Mary

  • notyet100 said:

    looks so yum new for me,..

  • Vaishali said:

    What a uniquely delightful recipe, Sanjeeta! Would have never imagined a cornmeal laddoo, but here it is, and it looks delicious. Love it!

  • Rosa said:

    Those must be extremely delicious!



  • Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said:

    very innovative sweet and the presentation looks beautiful !!!

  • satya said:

    wow very new n healthy dessert …thanks for sharing dear

  • Faith said:

    These look so delicious! I love making meals that remind me of childhood. 🙂

  • Krishnaveni said:

    new to me, looks beautiful

  • Sommer @ A Spicy Perspective said:

    Wow! That’s really unique!

  • Neeta Nagar said:

    Very innovative & healthy recepie specially for grpwing kids

  • renuka said:

    Interesting recipe!!!

  • Adelina said:

    Definitely something new to me, and as I already have some cornmeal- I will give it try!

  • Radhika said:

    This is a great twist to the corn based desserts. Love it.

  • chaitrali said:

    looks very interesting and yummy too

  • Sandhya said:

    Cute.. and innovative 🙂

  • Namitha said:

    That’s what I will call nifty…Cool idea and yummmy dessert 🙂

  • Heavenly Housewife said:

    I have loads of corn meal, thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe!
    I hope you have a great weekend.
    *kisses* HH

  • Greedy Rosie said:

    Gosh, they do look healthy. I’m always looking for new things for the corn I tend to overbuy so I’ll give these a go.

  • Deepa said:

    I liked the title you have given , fab picture and love this new recipe.
    Hamaree Rasoi

  • sweetlife said:

    great recipe, I have tons of corn , I will have to try this!!


  • indie.tea said:

    I don’t use enough corn. The little corn balls sound delicious.

  • FOODESSA said:

    First off…I love the endearing name of ‘Laddoos’.

    Considering that I do have a brand new bag of cornmeal and also a jar of ghee waiting to be used…how could I not try your childhood favourite ;o)

    Sanjeeta…thanks for sharing a cute part of your life.

    Falvourful wishes,

  • Soma said:

    I never had fresh corn made into dessert. This is a very beautiful recipe and new to me. Thanks a bunch for sharing this with us.

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