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Home Town: Rhinelander, Wisconsin, USA
Living In: Omaha, Nebraska, USA
lechef is asking: (2 answers)
Help. We're cooking an Indian recipe that calls for corn flour. Is this the same as corn starch?

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Last updated: Feb. 25, 2014 6:53 pm
Posted: Feb. 25, 2014 4:30 pm
 
Answered by: Elaine
Feb. 25, 2014 4:32 pm
No corn flour is made from ground corn. Corn starch is a white powder that many times is used as a thickener.
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LOBSTER
Feb. 25, 2014 4:41 pm
What are you making?? How much cornflour is the recipe calling for??
 
Answered by: Kathy
Feb. 25, 2014 5:07 pm
Corn flour is not the same as corn starch. Corn starch is a thickener used to thicken some pie fillings and sometimes soups and stews. If you have a speciality area in your grocery store it might be in the organic section. "Bob's Red Mill" (brand name) products will probably have it.
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Karen
Feb. 25, 2014 6:53 pm
sometimes corn flour is labeled as masa harina if that helps
 
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