Monday, July 23, 2007

Corn in Tamarind sauce

Corn in Tamarind sauce - a dish that I make sometimes, but every time it's a hit. I made this last night on a whim when I saw a corn sitting in the pantry, untouched for the past few days. I thought I will make this. In this receipe, Corn is cooked in gram flour (or besan) and tamarind pulp with our very own spices. Tamarind, which is a very intense in flavor in this dish, lends sweet and sour taste to the dish. Enjoy!!!!

Preparation time: 5mins
Cooking time: 20 mins
Serves: 4

4 fresh whole corn
1 1/2 tbsp oil
1 tsp mustard seeds
1 tsp cumin seeds(jeera)
pinch of asafoetida(hing)
3-4 curry leaves
1/4 cup gram flour(besan)
1 cup tamarind pulp
1 1/2 cup water
1 tbsp red chilli powder
1/2 tsp tumeric powder
salt to taste

1. Heat the pan add oil and mustard seeds and cumin seeds. When they start to crackle.
2. Add asafoetida(hing), curry leaves fry for some time.
3. Add the chilli powder, tumeric powder and gram flour(besan) and fry till the lumps are gone and the raw smell of the flour is gone.
4. Add the tamarind pulp and salt to taste. Mix well then add the water mix again.
5. Place the corn in the sauce and cook it in the sauce or you can also pressure cook it for 3 whistles or till it is done.
6. Garnish it with corainder and serve it hot.
Note: You can cut the whole corn into halves.


Padma said...

Athika, this version of corn with tamarind is very new to me...must be very tangy....ummhha! Nice recipe, did u add the store bought tamarind pulp or did u make it from scratch?

Athika said...

Hii padma, ya this is totally new kind of a receipe. It is very tangy and yummy. The combination of corn and tamarind is good. I made the tamarind pulp at home. just soak for few minute and strain the pulp out and add it to the receipe. Thanks