Friday, June 16, 2017

Sweet Corn Masala | Corn Masala | Side dish for rotis

Sweet Corn Masala, a delicious side dish for your rotis,naan,chapathi or mild puloa.Though i had tasted sweet corn masala in restaurant many times and liked it much, i haven't tried my hands on it till last month. As we both love to have sweet corn as boiled or grilled,i haven't thought much about making this curry. But last month, i bought 6 corns/dollar and we got bored of having as it,so made this curry along with some rotis. The combination was so delicious and we love it to the core. Now let's see now to make this curry.

Sweet Corn Masala

Preparation Time : 1 hr | Cooking Time : 20 minsServes :
Recipe Category: Curry | Recipe Cuisine: Indian
Sweet Corn Kernels - 1/2 cup
Capsicum - 1(small)
Onion(large) - 1
Tomato(medium) - 2
Garlic - 5 pods
Ginger - 1/2 inch piece
Cumin seed - 1/4 tsp
Fennel seed - 1/4 tsp
Cashew - 5
Oil - 2 1/2 tsp
Cinnamon - 1/2 inch piece
Cloves - 2 
Cardamom - 2
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Red chili powder - 1/2 tsp
Coriander powder - 1 tsp
Garam masala - 1/2 tsp
Salt - to taste 

First peel the onions,garlic & ginger and chop them along with tomato roughly into pieces. Heat the pan with 1 tsp of oil, add the cumin & fennel seed let it fry in oil for 30 secs.Then add the onions, ginger & garlic along with 1/4 tsp of  salt and saute till the onions become translucent.Then add the cashews and tomato and saute till the tomato becomes mushy.Switch off the flame and let it cool completely.Put the onion & tomato masala into mixie/blender jar and grind them into smooth paste. Heat the pan with remaining oil and add the whole spices(cinnamon, cloves and cardamom),let it fry in oil for 30 secs.Then add the masala paste and spice powder(turmeric, red chili & coriander powder) and salt.If needed add some water and cover the pan with lid and cook for 8-10 mins in medium flame. By the time, the raw smell of the masala is gone,open the lid and keep in low flame until the oil separates on the top. Finally add the garam masala & mix well.In an another pan, add 1/2 tsp of oil and add the chopped capsicum and saute till it becomes soft . Keep the cooked corn ready too.Add the capsicum and corn into the masala and mix well.Let it be in the flame for 5 mins and switch off the flame. Delicious sweet corn masala for your rotis is ready.
  • Adding cashews give creaminess & richness to the gravy.
  • If the tomato has more tart taste, add 1/2 tsp of sugar to balance the gravy.
  • To make the gravy even more richer, add 2 tbsp of cream at the end.
  • The color of gravy depends on red chili powder and the tomato, so to get bright red color, always use well ripe tomato & good quality red chili powder.
  • Cook the corn till it becomes soft.

No comments:

Post a Comment