Cornflour

Scientific Name :

Zea Mays

Medicinal Value :

Has detoxifying, relaxing and diuretic properties. Reduces formation of kidney stones and is a remedy for cystitis.

Nutrient Value :

Good source of Dietary Fiber, Riboflavin, Niacin, Folate and Iron and a very good source of Thiamin.

Culinery and Other Values :

Used as thickening agent in soups and liquid-based foods, such as sauces, gravies and custards. Can be used in corn bread, famous makki di roti and multi-grain recipes. Major use is in making Mexican Tortilla - Tacos and Nachos.

Glossary :

  • English : Cornflour
  • Tamil : Chola Maavu / Makka Cholam
  • Malayalam : Cholapodi
  • Telugu : Mokkajonnalu Pindi
  • Kannada : Musukinajolada Hittu
  • Hindi : Makai Ka Atta
  • Bengali : Bhoottar Maida
  • Gujarati : Makai No Lot
  • Marathi : Makai Chi Peet
  • Oriya : Makka Atta / Makaa Chunaa / Makaa Gunda
  • Punjabi : Makai Ka Atta