Sweet corn is a starchy vegetable that doubles as a functional food. Starchy means it is high in carbohydrate content. Functional means it contains multiple nutrients that can bring benefits to the body. When it comes to the diet, sweet corn works well as a side dish, or an ingredient in soups, salads or casseroles.
By combining it with other foods, you can boost the nutrient content even more. Sweet-corn kernels are more used like a vegetable than a grain. In general, the whole cob may be served as a main dish or cooked to make some yummy dishes. To remove the corn kernels, you could use a paring knife slice through the kernels base all along the central woody-core to separate them. Otherwise, you may remove individual kernels with the help your thumb as in the traditional way.
Sweet corn is a complete package of taste, richness of nutrients and anytime snacks. It is preferred by people of all age groups as it comes with handful of multi nutritional value. Sweet corns vary in taste from place to place where it is cultivated. The variations come in sweetness, colour and taste.
Sweet corn is known to be the major cash crop of many tropical and semi-tropical countries. Baby corns are other varieties of corn which are very young, miniature ears harvested when their kernels are at incipient stage.Therefore, there are plenty of options to choose from corn family.
All possess health benefits which makes them to be a sinless indulgence. For example, Spicy Sweet Corn Chaat is a healthy, nutritious, low cal snack made with corn kernels combined with cucumber, onions, tomatoes, fresh grated coconut, finely chopped green chillies, and spices mixed together making this a very refreshing and natural chaat.
This chaat can be called as a monsoon dish. The spicy sweet corn chaat is blended with a medley of sweet, sour, spicy flavours that when you take a bite, you will find a volcanic blast of flavours that gives a super punch to the palate. This is a wonderful low calorie, low fat and natural snack for weight watchers and people who are on diet regime. This chaat is also refreshing, filling and great for snacking on or as a salad.
Listed below are a variety of my popular corn recipes:
Mexican Sweet Corn Mexican Corn on the Cob - An enormously popular item sold by street vendors, an ear of corn is grilled or boiled, covered with mayonnaise and sprinkled with grated cheese and chilli mix. The corns are boiled in hot water and condiments of the customer’s choosing are added when sold.
Sweet Corn Vegetable Soup Sweet corn vegetable soup is a very simple vegetarian dish made of sweet corns and few exotic vegetables, mildly spiced to suit the occasion.
Corn Spinach Cheese Toast Corn Spinach Cheese Toast, a toast using corn and spinach is an excellent snack.
Corn and Spinach Souffle Corn and Spinach soufflé is a simple dish made with corn and spinach cooked in a mildly spiced roux and baked until done.
Corn and cheese with saffron sauce Makai Paneer Zafrani - Corn and Cheese with Saffron Sauce is an exotic dish made with corn and paneer in an flavourful sauce. This dish has continental influences.
Corn Tikki Patties Corn is an all time favourite snack amongst everyone. The recipe below enhances the taste and sweetness of corn in its own way. Try it to believe it.
Fried Corn Cakes with Green Onions Roughly crushed fresh Indian corn mixed with chopped spring onions, bell peppers and spices, made in to patties and deep fried served with sweet chilli sauce.
Crispy Sweet Corn This dish is a yummy and delicious snack, mix of crispy corn pepper and cashew.
Baby Corn Cigars Excellent crunchy and soft mildly spiced snack!
Corn Chamman Corn chamman is a very interesting combination where we combine the chamman gravy with sweet American corns.
Baby Corn Sesame Stir Fry Baby Corn Sesame Stir Fry – Batter coated baby corns crispy fried and later stir fried with some Chinese sauces and spices.
Baby Corn Chilli Fry Baby corn chilli fry is an Indo Chinese recipe – double fried batter coated baby corns sautéed into a flavourful spice mix
Golden Fried Cheese Sweet corn Balls Golden Fried Cheese & Sweet corn Balls are the best snacks to be had any time of the day and combines nicely, goes well with a dipping sauce.
And so on…..
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