This is my first post in this new year, though I finished my last year with a sweet note so thought why not to start a new beginning with some chatpata side dish. Methi corn curry is a very simple and quick recipe with it's distinct flavour. Bitterness of methi leaves is counter balanced by sweetness of corns and this is the real beauty of this dish. It neither needs too much time nor too much effort , so prepare and enjoy this lovely side dish with your family and friends.
Recipe is given below, hope you will definitely give it a try and do tell me how it turned out for you.
METHI CORN CURRY
Serves : 3-4
Time: 30 mins
1 cup corn ( frozen or fresh), if using fresh then boil it till done
1 cup fenugreek ( methi) leaves, finely chopped
2 medium onions, finely chopped
3-4 green chilies, finely chopped
2 medium tomatoes, finely chopped
2 tsp ginger garlic paste
1/4 tsp asafetida( heeng)
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
2 tsp coriander powder
1/2 tsp garam masala powder
1/2 tsp cumin powder
1/2 tsp Kashmiri red chilli powder
1 1/2 tsp curry powder
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1 cup milk
2 tsp kasoori methi , crushed between palms
Salt to taste
First of all heat some oil in a wok, add asafetida and cumin seeds. Let it crackle then add chopped onions and chilies. Fry them till onions get light golden now add ginger garlic paste and saute for 1-2 mins. Now add all dry masala powders and saute for a min, keep flame low to avoid burning of spices. Now add chopped tomatoes and some salt. Let it cook till tomatoes get nice mushy and cooked. Now add corn and saute for 4-5 mins. Add chopped fenugreek leaves and again saute for 4-5 mins or till it shrinks. Now add milk slowly, stirring constantly to avoid cuddling of milk. When it starts boiling then add water if needed, adjust salt and let it simmer for 4-5 mins. Now add crushed kasoori methi and mix well.
Switch off the flame and your delicious side dish is ready to serve with roti, naan, pulao or rice. Enjoy this easy and tempting dish any time, either in lunch or dinner.
You can increase of decrease ingredients and spices as per your taste preference.
Hope you all will like this delicious dish and try for sure. Please pour your precious comments and suggestions here , they meant a lot.