Makai nu shaak
July 1, 2017 § Leave a comment
I take food and cooking very seriously, not only because it is important to eat but I believe food brings happiness. As my professor had mentioned recently during one of the office hours. He said, “When you ask someone ‘What brings them happiness?’ People usually answer – traveling or watching movies, meeting new friends people, etc., which doesn’t happen very often. But with food, you can create that little happiness in your life everyday.” I completely agree with him as cooking and eating does bring happiness for me.
When a sibling gets married, you loose a sibling to another family but if you are lucky enough, you can gain recipes. Since every family has a different style of cooking and its own favorite and unique recipe, my sister N shared this corn recipe which she cooks in her home. It’s a quick and easy recipe with few ingredients. And very satisfying!
Boiled Sweet corn- kernels and pieces of corn on the cob
Oil (I use ghee)
Red chili powder
Dhanajeeru (coriander seeds and cumin seeds powder)
Powdered coarsely roasted peanuts
Tomato puree ( I like finely chopped tomatoes)
Salt to taste
Temper the mustard seeds, add hing, turmeric, red chili powder and the tomatoes. Fry the tomatoes for a while then add the powdered peanuts. Add the boiled corn, add some dhanajeeru, salt, water and let it cook for a while. Sprinkle some coriander before serving.
Serve hot with roti/phulka.