Cornstarch is used in various recepies for many purposes but sometime it is not available in kitchen. So, what can I substitute for cornstarch?
Genrally speaking, you can substitute any pure starch for corn starch. This would include:
- Potato starch
- Arrowroot powder
- Tapioca starch
Usually, you can use the same amounts you would have used for corn starch. You cannot substitute flour in the same amounts without changing the flavor and/or texture of the dish.
You can use regular flour.
There are other thickener out there, but maybe not as readily available as flour or cornstarch.