English name : Maize
Botanical name : Zea mays
Sanskrit name : Maha kaya
Hindi name : Makka
Tamil name : Makka cholam


Maize granules   - 1 cup
Water              - 8 cups
Sesame oil        -

2 spoons
Mustard            - 1 teaspoon
Cumin seeds      - 1 tsp
Pepper powder   - 1 tsp
Green chilly        - 1
Onions              - 2 chopped
Curry leaves      - few
Coriander leaves - few
Tomato             - 2 chopped
Asafetida          - 1 pinch
Salt                 - to taste 


  • Heat the ghee in a shallow tawa.
  • Add the mustard seeds and allow it to pop.
  • Then add cumin seeds, pepper, chilly, asafetida and curry leaves to it respectively.
  • Sauté for few seconds.
  • Then add chopped onions and tomatoes.
  • Sauté it till the tomatoes are cooked.
  • Then add 3 cups of water in it.
  • Add salt in the water and let it dissolve.
  • When the water begins to boil, add the maize granules into it.
  • Cook till done.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves
  • Serve hot


  • It is an ideal diet for obesity
  • It reduces cholesterol
  • It is light to digest and drying
  • It is astringent and sweet in taste
  • Cools the body
  • Balances kapha
  • Rich in protein, carbohydrate, calcium, phosphorus, iron, vitamin A & B Complex.

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