Monday, July 17, 2017

BABY CORN MASALA

BABY CORN MASALA

We are fond of baby corn in my house. Unlike in the past when they were relatively difficult to get, these days neatly packed baby corn is easily available in most departmental stores.

You might like to check out the health benefits that baby corn provides. Elsewhere in this blog you will find recipes for Palak Baby Corn Subzi, Crispy Chilli Baby Corn, and Baby Corn Masala Microwaved.

Today's recipe for Baby Corn Masala is adapted from Padhu's Kitchen. It tastes great and goes well with rotis and rice.



Ingredients:



  • Baby Corn 250 gms or about 12
  • Tomato Puree, 3/4 cup from 2 medium-sized tomatoes
  • Onion Paste, 3/4 cup from 1 large sized onion 
  • Ginger Garlic Paste, 1 tsp
  • Green Chillies, 3
  • Cashewnuts, 5
  • Salt, to taste
  • Turmeric Powder, 1/4 tsp
  • Coriander Powder, 2 tsp
  • Chilli Powder, 1 tsp or to taste
  • Garam Masala, 1/2 tsp
  • Oil, 1 and 1/2 to 2 tbsp
  • Cumin Seeds, 1 tsp
  • Coriander Leaves, chopped, for garnish
Method:

Wash and cut the baby corn into roundels and pressure cook, adding a little salt, in adequate water for 1 whistle. Remove when it cools and keep aside.
Boil water and place 2 medium-sized tomatoes after you make criss- cross cuts at the bottom for about 3-4 minutes. Remove and place in cool water. Once they are cool enough to handle drain the water, remove the skin and blend the tomatoes to a smooth puree in a blender. Keep aside.
Peel and grind the onion into a smooth paste. Keep aside.
Grind the green chillies to a coarse paste. Keep aside.
Soak cashewnuts in hot water for about 15 minutes and then grind them to a smooth paste. Keep aside.

Heat oil in a kadhai and when it gets hot add cumin seeds, and when they sizzle add the ground onion paste and saute on medium flame stirring continuously till the raw smell goes and it changes colour to a little brown
To this add the ginger garlic paste, and the green chilli paste and saute for a couple of minutes
now add the tomato puree, turmeric powder, coriander powder, chilli powder, garam masala powder and salt to taste. ( Remember you have already added salt when cooking the baby corn that you will soon add).
Cook the tomato puree on medium flame stirring now and then until the oil separates
Add the cashewnut paste and cook for another 3-4 minutes
Add the cooked babycorn roundels and the water in which it was cooked
Mix well and allow it to simmer for 5 minutes
Garnish with fresh coriander leaves and serve hot