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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Carrot corn curry

I was all set to make Mallika Badrinath's Carrot corn masala for dinner tonight, when I found that I didn't have over half the ingredients required for the gravy. However, since I had already gotten it into my head that I was going to use corn and carrot, I proceeded with the ingredients I had on hand and slowly,a new dish took shape. As I went along, I kept adding stuff to the gravy.....almost every masala in my pantry has been thrown in. At one point, I even thought of adding the two idlis that were left over from this morning's breakfast, but then, better sense prevailed.
The result, if I may say so myself, is quite a satisfactory curry and I am making note of it here so that if at some point in future I want to, I will be able to recreate it.

What you need:
Corn kernels - 2 cups
Carrot - 2, diced
Grind together:
Corriander - finely chopped, 1 cup loosely packed
Green chilli - 2
Tomato - 2
Ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp
Cumin powder - 3/4 tsp
Corriander powder - 3/4 tsp
Red chilli powder - 1 tsp
Garam masala - 1 tsp
Salt - to taste
Oil - 1 tsp
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp

Take carrot and corn in a microwaveable dish. Add 1/2 a cup of water. Cover and cook for 8 minutes or until done.
Grind all the ingredients under the "Grind Together" list into a smooth, thick paste adding as little water as possible.
Heat a teaspoon of oil in a kadai. Add cumin seeds. When they sputter, lower the heat and add the ground paste. Add half a cup of water, stir well and let it boil until aromatic. Add the cooked corn and carrot along with a cup of water and salt. Let it simmer on low heat until the mixture thickens.

Serve with roti/puri.

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19 comments:

Aarthi said...

Yummy curry...sweet corn is my favorite one..will try soon

jayasree said...

A quick, yet tasty dish to go with rotis. Regarding the idea of adding left over idlis, I'm glad I have comapny. I do try incorporating the left overs that has no takers.

Vimitha Anand said...

Nice flavorful curry...

Krithi's Kitchen said...

Tasty easy-to-make quickie!
http://krithiskitchen.blogspot.com
Event: Serve It-Chilled

Reshmi Mahesh said...

This masala looks delicious...

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

wow, what a simple curry, absolutely love it, and must be quick too. I am going to try it out soon.

Priya said...

Carrot and corn,never tried this combo in curry,delicious!

Harini said...

Good one. I would have eaten the idlis with this curry :)

Suma Gandlur said...

That's a colorful one.

kaveri said...

Delicious looking curry...flavorful masala...

women-wisdom.com said...

New recipes. Love the seet flavour in curry.

Hamsamalini Chandrasekarn,
http://indianyummykitchen.blogspot.com

Archana Vivek said...

Nice Jay. Looks like u r using lot of corn these days. Does TV likes it a lot?

Jayashree said...

Arch, she does.....but the more pressing reason for using it is that I bought 3 large packets of corn and have to use them up:-)

Renu said...

new combination for me:)

lata raja said...

Hahhaaa! I might have thrown the idli in too...I am sure with whatever comes out of the masala box while you reach the hand out went into the dish and made it very interesting. I am amazed that you remembered them to write the recipe. I would have not been able to!

Priti said...

Curry looks yum and adding carrot is nice idea

Gayathri Kumar said...

Nice combination..

Pavani said...

Thats an interesting combination, looks delicious.. mmmm.. how would it taste or look with the addition of idlis I wonder!!!! :-)

Kalyani said...

looks delicious ... will try this soon....