Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Corn in Onion Sauce

Either its sweet corn or normal corn, amma likes it soo much and that was the main reason for me to try Nags recipe soo soon. Another reason being coincidentally 2 corn cobs were lying on the table that caught my sight soon after reading her recipe.

Corn in Onion Sauce
It was 4PM and here goes the conversation between amma & me:

Amma - [Just got up from a small nap] You said u'l make something with corn and give me, you even showed me the pic yest?!

Me - Yes ofcourse!

Amma - So when are u planning to make it?

Me - Its already done!

Amma - What?! So why didnt you give me, I m waiting for it....

Me - Wait ma, I am waiting for the sun to shine bright meanwhile am arranging things for clicking the pics. I've to do it before mittu wakes up no?

Amma - Hayoo u'l do all gymnastics, jump here and there to click the pics and that will take another 30mins or even more...?

Me - Dont worry I'l finish it up fast for ur sake.

Amma - Hmm lets see.....

At 4:45PM : Me - Here you have the corn onion sauce , handing over the plate to her.

Amma - Worth the wait......supera iruku but the quantity is very less.

Me - **Beaming with pride and smile** Next time I'll make in a large quantity ok?

Amma - Okay :)

I've impressed amma with many dishes but am very happy to have cooked her most fav corn today & having got her appreciation for it!!

Corn in Onion Sauce
I have tried so many times to blur the background using the camera itself but it was not upto the mark, so end up in blurring using photoshop. Finally 2day the blur came out so well(hope so....) guess now I learnt the technique of blurring using camera itself though not intentional ;)

Now coming to the recipe:

Corn cobs - 1
Onion - 1 medium sized
Ginger garlic paste - 2 tsp
Curry leaves - 3 to 4
Jaggery Syrup - 2 tsp or as per taste[Dissolve jaggery in water to form a thick syrup]
Turmeric powder - a pinch
Chilli powder - 2 tsp
Jeera - 1/2 tsp
Yogurt/Curd - 3 tbsp
Oil - 3tsp
Salt to taste

1.Boil the corn for 5 vessles in cooker - I did this as I didnt want to deep fry them. I usually feel very guilty to pour more oil for frying.......exception for vadais and few other items :)

2.Slice the corn into 1 inch pieces. I used normal corn, not sweet corn so it was a very tough time to cut them so I cut only 1 slice for pic sake others I shaved them into pieces like below:
Corn in Onion Sauce
3. Grind onions to a fine paste. Now add ginger garlic paste, turmeric, chilli powder, jeera, curry leaves and jaggery syrup to the onion paste. Mix well and keep aside.

4.Saute the corn in 1.5 tsp oil for 5mins and keep aside.

5.Now add the remaining oil and fry onion paste mixture till oil seperates, it may take some 10 mins.

6.Lower heat and add curd/yogurt. Simmer only for 2-3 mins to avoid curd from curdling. Add salt and remove from fire.

The hot and sweet juicy corns were soo tasty and different! Even we had it as such :)

Corn in Onion Sauce
I usually click so many pics when I make a dish but end up picking up only 1 or 2 to post it here. But this time I liked many of my clicks than usual but restricted myself & posted only 4 of them .... So that means I've finally started liking my clicks! :)

And I'm linking this to : Corn on Foodista
Written by: SHARMILEE J


  1. so glad you liked it :) and yes, the clicks are nice this time, especially the second one. usually, when you move the item you are focusing on away from the background a bit, the blur works better. if you try to get blur in a part of the item on the same dish, its harder with a point and shoot. most of the pics you see that have achieved it are with SLRs or even with macro lenses. you are doing awesome sharmilee :) keep trying!

  2. Beautiful, u've become an expert photographer.

  3. hmm so quick u r....
    looking yummy..nice pics too

  4. Hi,
    first time here,nice recipe!!!I liked your font on the writing

  5. Me too love the 2second pic Sharmi!!

  6. Thanks for visiting me, Sharmilee - aage se bilkul matt sharmana hamare yahan aane ke liye!

    I had bookmarked this recipe from Nags too but I am really surprised that you implemented it so soon:).

    It looks good too!

  7. this is on my to do list as well from the moment i saw it on nags blog, corn is one of my and i truly loved the onion sauce, your clicks are gorgeous!

  8. Wow,you tried so fast!! Looks good and your pictures are indeed looking great! Natural lighting always does a pretty good job!!

  9. looooved that pic where u holding spoon of corn,awesome!

  10. the photo is amazing, but the recipe...I love it!I'm crazy about corn and I love the idea of using jaggery with this!Than you for sharing this recipe!I'd love to guide our readers to your site if you won't mind.Just add your choice of foodista widget to this post and it's all set, Thanks!

  11. awesome recipe and picture...please do participate in my first cooked food event in my blog

  12. yum yum super..also picture is perfect....

  13. Your photograph is off the charts... its wonderful!

  14. Hi Sharmilee, Love your blog for all the amazing pictures and wonderful recipes. Please accept a 'Giant Bear Hug' from me at my blog. Happy Blogging.

  15. wow that looks so wonderful,lovely pic,made me really hungry...looks very delicious,,will surely try this one...and one more thing u got a very lovely blog too with lots of yummy recipes...

  16. looks so yummy.and its always gives us pleasure when we serve our mom .Clicks r soo gooood.

  17. Yummy and amazing clicks...

  18. Thanks so much friends. I spend so much time on my pics and it really feels gud on reading such encouraging comments, they made my day!!

  19. Hi Sharmi, I should have said this long back, but better late than never...u are amazing! Not only do u manage to cook such wonderful stuff, but also click it , blog about it..., that too managing ur work and ur baby!
    I have read most of ur posts...very impressive! i admit, i am yet to try them out though! I just dont seem to be able to get past making a routine dish for the sake of eating...need to derive some motivation seeing u :-)

  20. @Leks: Thank u so much for those encouraging words.....They are way too motivating and did make me happy :)

  21. Hi Sharmilee, that corn looks so inviting, the second pic is really superb you have done well with your camera, you take lovely clicks as Raks and Nags, I don't have a camera, I use my mobile for taking pictures :)), thanks love for sending to the event, I should try this recipe, my daughter loves corns.

  22. Too good sharmilee.. I am carried away by your clicks..

    I learnt a lot from your blog, and hope to improve on my photography from my next post. :)




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