In the States, I find corn everywhere, fresh, frozen, packaged, tinned! But here too we get some wonderful fresh corn during the annual harvest season - around July and August. But most of this corn is the typical American sweet corn or super-sweet corn. Its great for grilling and tasted yummy with butter, but ti can leave you with a cloyingly sweet aftertaste in the mouth!!
And so I have been on the hunt for juicy corn kernels that are not filled with a sweet juice, have a great bite, are chewy, and combine well with Indian masalas in cooking. And yes, I finally did find some brands that fit the bill. They are usually found in the organic frozen section. If you find them in your grocery, try this lovely recipe I made last week.
2 cups corn kernels
1 tbsp oil
Salt to taste
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
2 green chilies, minced
8 curry leaves, torn
1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
- Heat oil in a pan. Add the mustard seeds and cumin seeds.
- When they begin to pop, add the curry leaves and reduce the heat.
- Add the corn kernels and salt to taste.
- Stir on medium heat, pour in a quarter cup of water.
- Cover and cook for 10 minutes.
- Stir in the chopped cilantro.
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