Friday, 28 February 2014

It’s been a while that I posted something which is healthy, not that iam not cooking anything healthy, but really having a hard time in managing the blog and my office :) but then I thought I should never give up and there comes a recipe, which is very easy and tasty snack. This is a very first recipe I am posting in my blog with Corn. In common, we use corns while making any rice pulavs or sometimes in pudding or a soup, just as an ingredient but have you ever tried anything with corn as a recipe? I guess you may not, as there are not much recipes to make with corns. This is a very unique recipe which has a sweet taste ( as its cooked with milk) as well as a little spicy.

In India, most corns are little hard even after cooking it, but I found corns here which are very soft, milky and we like even if it’s not cooked too. This is a very simple corn snack which takes about 10 minutes for you to prepare. My Amma gave me this snack recipe and I just went on making as a wrap out of it with lettuce. Interesting isn’t it. I just tried it once, and now it became a repetitive snack at my kitchen. The only little lengthy process in this is shredding the corn from the cob. It’s easier to do with hands if the corn is hard however, corns available here takes little more time to remove the corns from the cob as it is very soft,but if use a corn kerneler (if you have) or just use a knife you are all set.

As I said, its tasty as well as healthy, we all knows how healthy the corn is.

Few Nutritious Facts:

  • Corns are rich in fiber content: It has many B-complex vitamins including vitamins B1, B5 and folic acid, and its notable protein content
  • One fascinating new area of research on corn involves its potential anti-HIV activity. And also it reduces risk of hemorrhoids and colorectal cancer
  • Corn is a good source of phenolic flavonoid antioxidant, ferulic acid. Several research studies suggest that ferulic acid plays vital role in preventing cancers, aging, and inflammation in humans.
  • Further, it also contains healthy amounts of some important minerals like zinc, magnesium, copper, iron, and manganese.
  • Consuming corn is also linked to reduced signs of diabetes. Studies have shown that the consumption of corn kernels assists in the management of non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM)
So, what are you waiting for, grab a cob and enjoy! :)

  • Steamed Corns removed from the cob- 1 Cup
  • Milk- ½ Cup
  • Chili powder- ¼ Tspn
  • Ginger pieces- finely chopped- 2 Tspn
  • Green chilies chopped- 1 Tspn
  • Mustard Seeds- 1 Tspn
  • Lemon- small size
  • Salt- To Taste
  • Coriander Leaves- few
  • Oil- 1 Tspn
  • Asafetida- a pinch
  • Lettuce- 1 bunch


  • In a pan with medium heat pour milk, when it heats up add the corns to it and cook until the milk is dried up in the corn. Remove it and keep aside.
  • In the same pan, pour oil, when it heats up add mustard seeds and when it breaks up add the green chilies, ginger and sauté for 2 minutes.
  • Now add the steamed corns and sauté again, add chili powder,salt and asafetida and sauté for another 2 minutes and garnish with coriander leaves.
  • Switch off the flame and squeeze the lemon to it.
  • Arrange the corns to the lettuce and make a roll and enjoy as snack!
As said, if you don’t need it as snack, you can serve just the corns. Wrapping it with lettuce is optional 


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