Showing posts with label Corn. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Corn. Show all posts

October 18, 2013

Mix dal mushroom pancake recipe

Mix dal and mushroom pan cake recipe - The pancake made with dals, mushrooms and onion make a good breakfast / teatime snack. The lentils provide nutrient to the body as well as release energy for the natural regular activities. Mushroom and onion are considered as skinny vegetables (not fatty). The addition of these two vegetables enhances the flavor and gives an excellent taste to the dish. Besides this, this kind of a meal topper, gives you a valuable vitamins and minerals. It leaves an uttappa (uttappam) like taste in the mouth while eating. Usually this pancake is served with chutneys. 

Preparation time : 25 minutes
Soaking time:  3 - 4 hours
Cooking time : 30 minutes
Yield : 10 pancakes.

  • 10 button mushrooms, finely chopped
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • Fistful of chopped cilantro
  • A generous pinch of garam masala
  • 2 heaped tbsp yogurt/curd
  • 3 tbsp rice flour
  • ½ tsp cumin seeds / jeera
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • 2 green chillies, chopped
  • 7- 8 curry leaves, chopped
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil  as required

To saok and  grind to coarse paste
  • 1/4 cup split bengal gram / chana dal
  • 1/4 cup split green gram / moong dal
  • 1 tbsp split black grams / urad dal
  • 1/4" ginger, chopped


1.  Clean and mix the dals together. Wash them thoroughly and soak for 3 hrs.

2.  Drain the dals and grind them along with chopped ginger to a coarse paste, without using any water.

3.  Transfer this dal paste to a large bowl. Add all the ingredients except mushrooms and onions. Mix well.

4.Now add onions and mushrooms to the batter. Mix well.
5.  Heat a non-stick  griddle. Take one small orange sized portion of batter mixture. 

6.  Place it on the tawa and flatten it to a round shaped pancake, using very little water.

7.  Cover with lid and cook it on a low flame till the batter leaves the bottom.

8.  Flip it and cook till golden brown from both sides. Serve hot with chutney.

October 1, 2013

Corn patties recipe - Sweet corn cutlet

patties image
Sweet corn patties recipe - Today I am posting the recipe of corn patties. Fresh corns and rice flour are used as main ingredients to make these patties. Deep fried pakodas can also be made using the same ingredients. But the motive behind making the patties instead of deep fried snack is to avoid excessive oil. This is a healthy evening tea time snack, usually served with chutneys. 

Preparation time - 20 minutes
Cooking time - 25 minutes
Yield - 6 corn patties

  • 3 tbsp rice flour
  • 1 large corn on the cob
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 green chili, chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh coriander
  • 1/6" ginger, grated
  • oil to apply
  • salt to taste


1.  Grate the fresh corn on the cob in a large plate.  Mix the grated corns and other ingredients and make a thick batter, using little bit of water. Keep it aside for 10 minutes.
grated corn and batter

2.  Heat a griddle and apply some oil over it. Put a orange sized  portion of  batter on griddle and  flatten it using the palm of your hand.  

3.  Make small sized 3-4 patties at a time and shallow fry  till they are golden brown in colour from all sides.  Remove from the griddle. 
shallow fried patties

4.  Serve the corn patties or cutlet hot with chutneys and tomato ketchup.
patties in a serving plate

January 18, 2013

Boiled corn on the cob with lime and chilly powder - Boiled bhutta - How to boil corn on the cob

corn on the cob in a serving plate
Boiled corn on the cob with lime and chilly powder recipe - Boiling  corn on the cob or bhutta directly in water or pressure cook them is the easiest way to prepare corn for eating. Grilling is another method to prepare corn, but I prefer boiling it in the salt water and then rub it with lime, salt and chilly powder.  But you can  also apply butter or cheese over it. It can be prepared easily at home only with two steps. If you prefer to roast the corn, just place it directly on stove flame and with the help of tongs, rotate it to roast evenly. 

Preparation time - 5 minutes
Cooking time - 10 minutes
Yield - serves 2

  • 2 Corn on the cob
  • 1/4th tsp red chilly powder
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • Fresh lemon cut in half
  1. In a  vessel, boil four glasses of water, add corn on the cobs and a generous pinch of salt. Cook covered for  10 minutes. 
  2. Remove the cooked corn on the cobs from the hot water with tongs. Allow them to cool.
  3. Mix salt and  chilly powder together in a bowl.  Take a lemon cut in half. Dip the lemon in salt and chilly mixture. 
  4. Rub the lemon over the corn on the cobs.Eat and enjoy.
corn on the cob ready to serve
  1. Always pick fresh corn on the cob which has bright leafy green husks  with young and tender kernels. 
  2. Look at the end of the stem, if it is moist and clean, the corn  is fresh. If it is dry and light brown, the corn  on the cob is old.
  3. If you want  to store the corn on the cob  for 2-3 days, put them in the refrigerator in an open bag.