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Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Something Corn

Honest confession: I am not a fan of roasted corn on the cob. I can have them, but I don't crave them, and unlike my mother and brother, I seldom feel a dying urge to have them the moment I spot a street vendor selling bhutta.

Last week, I saw one such vendor passing by our house and brought a fresh (unroasted) corn on the cob from him. And then, I didn't have a clue what to do with it.

The heavens must have taken pity on me and decided to pull me through this corny wicket. Why else would I mention that I was looking for a simple corn recipe to SJ, my friend from Tennessee? SJ happens to be an editor and a food writer-lover. The moment he heard my question, he said "Have you tried fried corn?" Of course I hadn't. So my good friend from Tennessee relayed the recipe over IM and got me all excited.

This incredibly simple dish tastes amazing. So if you are looking for something to munch on with your evening tea, try this out. I highly recommend it.

Fried Corn (Serves Two)

Ingredients:
Corn on the cob: 1
Capsicum: 1 (chopped into small cubes)
Onion: 1, medium sized (chopped)
Garlic: 1 fat clove (finely chopped)
Tomato: 1 medium sized (finely chopped)
Mixed Italian Herbs: 1/2 teaspoon
Salt: To taste
Butter/Vegetable oil for frying

Method:
1. Boil the corn on the cob for about six minutes. Drain off water and keep in refrigerator for a day.
2. Next day: Fry the onion and garlic until onions are translucent.
3. Add the tomato and fry some more.
4. Add the capsicum and saute for a couple of minutes.
5. Now add the corn, taken off the cob to the above mix.
6. Add the herbs and salt.
7. Stir nicely for 3-4 minutes, letting the corn mix well with the rest of the ingredients.
8. Serve hot.



The final result far exceeded my expectations. Since this is one of the cheapest (not in terms of taste, only money) snacks, I shall be having it often. Thank you, SJ, for this zesty treat!

I hope you all can try it out too, and relish it as much as I did.

~ Sury

21 comment(s):

Yum! That looks really good :D

By Blogger cesarcarlos, at 8:34 PM  

I love corn! Thanks for this recipe!

Paz

By Anonymous paz, at 7:34 AM  

Nice recipe Sury. By the way your new template of the blog looks great.

By Anonymous shilpa, at 8:49 AM  

Thank you, Cesar, Paz, and Shilpa. I hope you can try this simple recipe out.

Shilpa, glad you like the new look :)

By Blogger Sury, at 10:03 AM  

Hi Sury,

Yummy looking Corn, Thanx for sharing.

By Blogger Menu Today, at 2:07 PM  

MT, glad to share!

By Blogger Sury, at 4:27 PM  

hey,
Iam also from tennesse and i dont know who your friend is but i also made that similarly for my daughter's b'day party.

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2:18 AM  

Good recipe and your writing is good too. First time read your blog very impressed. I wish i could remove mine too.

By Anonymous tastycooks, at 4:19 AM  

Good to see you back in action.
Corn looks really good.

By Blogger RP, at 7:41 AM  

Hi Anonymous, wonderful to hear that! Thanks for dropping by :)

RP, thanks. Hope to be more active in the coming days.

By Blogger Sury, at 9:30 AM  

Tastycooks, thanks for visiting and the kind words. I hope you keep returning :)

By Blogger Sury, at 9:37 AM  

Yum! Maybe I should make this with babycorn!

By Blogger Praveena, at 3:54 AM  

Praveena, welcome to our blog :)

Do let me know how it turns out with baby corn.

By Blogger Sury, at 12:11 PM  

Sury, I'm going to try this rightaway! Will let you know how it turns out :) Gosh, how I love fresh corn... bhuttas, yum!

By Blogger shammi, at 9:13 PM  

You will love, it, Shammi. It's one of the tastiest snacks I've ever tasted. Yes, do let me know!

By Blogger Sury, at 9:50 AM  

Hi Sury, I made this recipe yesterday (will put up a post about it soon) and it was pretty yummy! My husband liked it a lot becuase it was not spicy... but i'll probably add some green chillies for myself the next time :) Thanks for the recipe!

By Blogger shammi, at 4:40 PM  

I love corn and this recipe sounds extremely comforting. I am going to try this for sure, Sury.

Wish you a very happy Ganesh Chaturthi!

By Anonymous sailaja, at 10:02 PM  

Ah, Shammi; I forgot to mention green chili. I did use it myself. But that gives you an excuse to make it again, so no harm. :P

Thanks for the feedback; I knew you would like it. Glad to know Mr. Shammi liked it as well! :)

By Blogger Sury, at 6:59 PM  

Happy Ganesh Chaturthi to you too, Sailaja. I hope you like the corn recipe (I know you will :) ). Thanks for dropping by!

By Blogger Sury, at 7:02 PM  

Very delicious photograph if I may say so.

By Anonymous Hiren, at 11:25 AM  

Thank you, Hiren, for dropping by and commenting. :)

By Blogger Sury, at 12:15 PM  

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