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.
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!!
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:
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 :)
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! :)