Monday, June 1, 2009

Fresh Corn With A Spicy Rub

When I went to the grocery store last week, I noticed this terribly fresh looking corn that was so inviting and hence bought a couple of those even though I didn't have the slightest clue as to what I was going to do with them :-). Back home, I used to love fresh corn when it is cooked over the flame and has that slight charred flavor to it. After coming to the US, I tried to do the same over an electric burner only to find out that I cannot get the same effect as the flame. Moreover, I had never made any dish with just corn alone although I use frozen corn along with other veggies in many dishes. Anyway, after I bought them, they were sitting in my refrigerator for about a week and finally I decided to try something really quick with them and it turned out great. I even had a couple of friends who came over for lunch last weekend and served this as an appetizer :-).

Ingredients:

Fresh corn - 2
Lemon juice - 1 tablespoon
Red chilli powder - 1/2 teaspoon (vary this to suit your taste)
Salt - 1/2 teaspoon

Procedure:

1. Microwave corn in a container with little water for about 10 - 15 minutes (the time might vary based on the power level of the microwave). You can even do this over the stove. Set it aside for it to cool down a bit.
2. In a small cup, mix lemon juice, red chilli powder and salt thoroughly and rub the cooked corn from step 1 with the mixture and serve :-).

How simple is that????? It makes for a really quick and healthy snack.

11 comments:

Sweta said...

This reminds me of the rainy season's back in B'bay- the bhutta man would put the same spicy rub :)

Parita said...

Oh i love these..used to have it all the time when visited beach in bombay :)

Trupti said...

my fav one..I am ready to it those :)

Anupama said...

@ Sweta & Parita: Yes, corn on the beach side is popular throughout India I guess :-).

@ Trupti: My fav too. Now that I know something to make with fresh corn, I can buy as I want :-).

Nithya Praveen said...

First time to your blog....you have a neat one here.How abt broiling the corn? I think that shud work....like we do in kebabs/tandoori gobi,in the absence of a griller i use broiler...probably this shud work for corn too!

Anupama said...

@ Nithya Praveen: Thanks for stopping by :-). Broiling sounds good to me. Will try it out next time. Thanks for the tip though :-)

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

You have choosen the right corns there Anu with lime juice and chili powder mmm a perfect evening snack!!!

Anupama said...

@ Ramya: Yes Ramya. It was the perfect and easy snack that I could get on a busy weekday just when I'm rushed to hit the gym :-)

Kitchen Flavours said...

Oh wow that spicy rub makes me drool.....

Anupama said...

@ Kitchen Flavours: Thanks :-)

cookcurrynook said...

Drool drool! :)
Instead of squeezing out the lime juice and struggling to put it on the corn, try this - mix the dry spices in a small bowl, cut the lime into half, dip half the lime (wet side down) into the dry spicy rub, and then rub the lime on the corn, from top to bottom, squeezing the lime as you go. This is how the bhuttawallas do it...i think its a lot less messy :) I have some corn in my refrigerator and I feel like making myself one of these right now!! :)