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Lemon sweet corn salad

Who doesn’t love corn ! it could be corn rice, in a pizza, sweet corn soup or simply a “bhutta”, well it’s irresistible. I haven’t met a person who doesn’t like bhutta. Specially when it’s raining.WOW, bhutta and a mix of salt and chili powder spread over it and a dash of lemon to get it going. Whoohoo :) :) :). Another favorite of mine is this recipe. I call it Lemon corn salad. Well it’s a real quickie, tangy and very healthy too. It’s that perfect 4 pm food. Very easy to prepare and super tasty too.

It’s been raining in Pune for a few days. And I had got a couple of raw corn on the cobs stacked up. Rains, stacked corn & cool weather  a perfect combination to get this recipe going. Well, who said healthy food ain’t tasty. Every mall or theater has a counter which sells this. But Why wait for a movie, go ahead and give it a try. Am sure you’ll like it.

 

Ingredients –

Sweet Corn Kernels – 1 cup
Chaat Masala – ¾ teaspoon
Lemon – 1 small wedge
Black pepper powder – ½ teaspoon
Fresh coriander leaves- a few springs
Water (to boil) – 2 cups

Procedure –

  1. Boil 2 cups of water in a pan. Turn off the gas and then add 1 cup sweet corn kernels to it and cover the pan . Let it soak for 5-8 mins.
  2. Drain the water and transfer the boiled corn in a bowl.
  3. Add the chaat masala, black pepper powder to it.
  4. Squeeze the wedge of lemon and add finely chopped coriander leaves.
  5. Mix well.

Lemon Corn Salad is ready to eat :)

Tips –

  1. You may use fresh, canned or frozen sweet corn. I’ve used fresh.
  2. Add salt to taste if you need. I haven’t added any to keep my salt intake in check. (Perhaps you won’t miss it since chaat masala is quite sufficient).
  3. If you want you can add a dash of butter for a rich taste. Again I have given it a miss. (Healthy fooooood people, healthy food ;) :P )

 

Sweet Corn Paneer Masala

Recently I was very bored to make the same veggies and wanted some change. I knew there was corn stocked. All I had to do was buy some paneer. It was the best time to prepare this veggie. A nice, spicy and hot dish like this is perfect for a change.

The mix of paneer, sweet corn and capsicum plus the spices, makes this dish absolutely delectable..Enjoy!!!

Ingredients –

Sweet corn kernels – 1 cup
Cottage Cheese/ Paneer – 150 gms
Capsicum- 2 medium sized
Fresh cream – ¼ cup
Oil – 2 tablespoons
Ginger garlic paste – 1 teaspoon
Onion (finely chopped) – 2 medium sized
Tomato (finely chopped) – 2 medium sized
Cumin seeds – 1 teaspoon
Cumin powder – 1 teaspoon
Coriander powder – 1 teaspoon
Red chili powder – 1 teaspoon
Garam masala – 1 teaspoon
Turmeric powder – 1 teaspoon
Tomato ketchup – ¼ cup
Salt – to taste

Procedure –

  • Boil the sweet corn till tender and drain the excess water and keep aside.
  • Wash and deseed the capsicum. Cut it into small cubes.
  • Cut the paneer into 1 inch cubes.
  • In a kadhai or a heavy bottomed pan heat oil. Add cumin seeds and once it splutters add the chopped onions until transparent. Add the ginger garlic paste and mix well.
  • Now add the tomatoes, red chili powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder and cumin powder. Mix well on a low flame until oil separates from the masala and the tomatoes become tender.
  • Add little water for the gravy. Add the boiled corn, capsicum and sauté well.
  • Add the garam masala, salt and tomato ketchup.
  • Once the capsicum is half cooked add the paneer and fresh cream. Mix gently and let it cook on a low flame with lid on till the capsicum is cooked properly.
  • Garnish with freshly chopped coriander and serve with parathas or chapattis.

Tips –

You may reduce or increase the amount of garam masala according to taste.