Tuesday, October 16, 2007

masala corn with rice

2 corn cobs
1 tomato chopped fine
1 tbsp. coriander chopped fine
1/4 cup tamarind juice
1 tsp. red chilli
1/2 tsp. coriander seed powder
1/4 tsp. turmeric powder
2 tsp. sugar
salt to taste
1 tbsp. gram dal
1/2 tsp. each cumin and mustard seeds
1 tbsp. oil
2 cups plain boiled rice
1 tsp. butter


Break the corn cobs into 1 1/2" chunks. Pressure cook till tender. Keep aside. Heat oil in a heavy pan. Add the gram dal and stir. Add the cumin and mustard seeds and wait to splutter. Add the tamarind juice, all dry masalas, sugar and salt. Bring to a boil and simmer for 5 minutes. Add the corn cobs, coriander and stir. Cover and simmer on low till the gravy becomes thick. The masala should coat the corn pieces well. Dot the hot boiled rice with butter. Serve the masala corn hot with the rice.

Note: You can use tiny corn pierces or forks or your fingers to hold the corn while eating it. Use corn which is tender and juicy or it will become difficult to eat while hot.

Variation: If you still find it difficult to eat the cobs, remove the kernels after boiling, and add to gravy. Proceed as above.