Sunday, August 31, 2008

Corn Capsicum Masala

I was doing my regular grocery shopping and my eyes spotted fresh corn. Corn curry - a dish that I make only so often, I wanted to make something else different. Inspiration and came up from sanjeev kapoor’s khana khazanna. At home, I tried this Corn capsicum Masala came up with a totally different curry that tasted yummy as well...This go along withplain rice& chappathi


Corn kernels- 2 cups

Capsicum(diced into 1cm cubes)- 3 medium size

Onion(chopped) -3 medium size

Tomatoes(chopped finely) -2 medium size

Coriander leaves(chopped)- ¼ cup

Cumin seeds ½ tsp.

Ginger-garlic paste -2 tbsps.

Red chili powder -1 tsp.

Coriander powder- 1 tbsp

Cumin powder -1 tsp.

Turmeric powder ½ tsp.

Garam masala powder- 1 tsp.

Fresh cream-¼ cup

Mawa(khoya)- ½ cup

Oil -3 tbsps.

Salt to taste

Method :

1.Boil the corn in water, once cooked drain water and keep aside.

2.Heat oil in a kadhai. Add cumin seeds, when it starts crackling, Add ginger garlic paste and cook for 2-3 minutes.add chopped onions and cook till golden brown.

3.Add chopped onions and cook till golden brown Then add red chili powder, cumin powder, coriander powder and turmeric powder. Stir fry for a minute.

4.Add chopped tomatoes and cook till oil leaves the masala, continuously keep stirring.

5.Add mawa and half cup of water and mix and cook for a minute.

6.Add diced capsicum and mix well. Finally add boiled corn, garam masala powder and salt. Mix and cook on low fire for 4-5 minutes.

7.Stir in cream and chopped coriander and serve hot.

Tips To reduce the calories, reduce the mawa and cream. Use a little milk instead.

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