Sunday, March 11, 2012

Steamed Corn Crescents




Corn is loved by one and all in our family. So, during the weekly, vegetable shopping, corn will definitely see their way inside my bags. Many a time, corn has been my sole saving grace. Afternoon 2 to 4pm is my “My time”, when my younger one is sleeping peacefully and I can safely switch on the computer, and spend some time on my blog as well as do some blog hopping. By 4:30 my elder one would be back from school, entering the house, with the question “what snacks have you prepared?” Sometimes, I get so engrossed with my blog, blog hopping, mails and Facebook that I lose track of time and I run to the balcony at the nick of time to see my elder one’s bus reaching our gate. It is on such occasions that our “Sweet” Corn comes in handy. Just MW, it add some butter, salt and pepper and a bowl of healthy snack is ready for, not only my daughter but for the entire family.

Anyways, coming to the subject at hand, Magic Mingle is an event started by Kalyani, where she announces two mystery ingredients in the first week of every month and we have to prepare something using both ingredients. We are into the third month now and the journey so far has been wonderful. By the end of the month, I start getting really curious about what the two ingredients would be and eagerly wait for Kalyani’s announcement.

This month it was our favorite Corn and Whole Wheat.  From the time I had seen the WheatKozhukattai at Sobha’s place I had wanted to try them out. So here came my chance. In the beginning I was a little speculative as how the outer covering would turn out, but they were really soft and together with the yummy filling made a healthy and scrumptious after school snack.



Makes about 8 big crescents
What you’ll need
For the outer covering
  1. Whole Wheat Flour – 1 Cup
  2. Salt to taste
  3. Water – as required for Kneading

For the Stuffing
  1. Sweet Corn Kernels – 1 Cup
  2. Onion – 1 small
  3. Garlic – 2 cloves
  4. Capsicum – ½
  5. Cabbage – a small piece
  6. Carrot – 1 small
  7. Cheese – 1 small cube
  8. Butter – 2 tsp
  9. Black Pepper Powder – ½ tsp
  10. Salt to taste

Method
  1. Take the wheat flour in a bowl, add salt, mix well.
  2. Knead into smooth, pliable dough adding water little by little. Keep aside covered.
  3. Wash and finely chop all the veggies and keep aside.
  4. Heat a Kadai, Add the butter, after it melts add in the onions and sauté.
  5. Once the onions turn translucent, add the crushed garlic and sauté for another 2 minutes.
  6. Next add in the capsicum and sauté.
  7. Now throw in the cabbage and carrots mix well, add salt to taste.
  8. Cover and cook, until the veggies are done. Sprinkle very little water, if necessary.
  9. Add the pepper powder, mix well.
  10. Finally sprinkle some grated cheese. Give it a good mix.
  11. Allow this stuffing to cool completely.

For the steamed Crescents
  1. Pinch out small balls from the dough and roll out into a small puri.
  2. Spoon in the stuffing on one side of the puri and fold it into a half moon shape.
  3. Seal the edges by pressing the well with your fingers.
  4. Grease a steamer or Idly plate and place the crescents carefully on them.
  5. Steam it for about 7 to 8 minutes.
  6. The outer covering will have a shiny and glossy look, once cooked.

These taste best when served hot.



Note:
Handle the steamed crescents with lot of care, as they are very soft and tend to tear easily.

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40 comments:

Harini-Jaya Rupanagudi said...

very healthy one!

maha said...

u made this vthout oil..very healthy.......thanx 4 sharing this.........
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Sobha Shyam said...

Thanx Kaveri for trying out wheat for kozhukattais :) these look so yummy and very healthy indeed...lovely snack for sure !!

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Hema said...

Wow, such a healthy snack, looks awesome..

Jaleela said...

amazing healthy kozukkattai kaveri

Santosh Bangar said...

awsome recipe of healthy snack

Sensible Vegetarian said...

Yummy looking crescents, looks superb.

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Umm Mymoonah said...

Never came across these wheat kozhukattai,very healthy one.

Prathibha said...

very healthy n delicious one..looks yumm

Kavi said...

Looks amazing!!!

jeyashrisuresh said...

Very healthy and guilt free snack. Love the stuffing too

Chandrani said...

Very healthy and yummy snaks.

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Rajani said...

ahhh..nice one.

Vimitha Anand said...

Nice healthy snack...

faseela said...

woow....yummy n healthy snack....

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Delicious and nutritional snack. Wonderful pics.

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Kanan said...

looks great. do you serve steamed crescents just like that? is there any accompaniment to go with it?

Aarthi said...

wow..awesome recipe

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RAKS KITCHEN said...

Sounds new to me and awesomely delicious, got to try this one,wish i have some to taste now :)

Anu said...

Healthy one. Looks yum,,,

Suja Manoj said...

Healthy idea..looks so tempting,yum snack.

Achu's Amma's Kitchen said...

healthy and awesome..snacks...

Vidhya said...

A healthy and delicious snack for both kids and adults.

Julie said...

Yummy yum guilt free snacks..lovely,healthy snacks..looks similar to momos!!

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sangee vijay said...

very healthy and yummy snack,tasty filling too...will try this for sure!
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schmetterlingwords said...

These crescents look so lovely and soft, with the magic of sweet corns inside. Great snack !! :)

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Swathi Iyer said...

Delicious and healthy snack, love it as it is steamed version.

SouthIndianHome said...

That is a healthy recipe Kaveri.You have a nice collection of recipes with corm !

PrathibhaSreejith said...

Thats sound great n yumm Kaveri. Healthy n nutritious snack that is, perfectly done :)

Hemavathi Murari said...

Yummy crescents.

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Kalpana Sareesh said...

awesome yummy n too healthy !!

Ganga Sreekanth said...

very tempting dear.......

Priya dharshini said...

Luv the crescents with nice veggies..

Culinary Vibes said...

good one :)

Nupur said...

hmm..now thats an innovative recipe ... I really loved ur stuffing and the color of the crescents..

khushi said...

these crescents are looking heavenly Kaveri!!

Rasi said...

very different one kaveri.. healthy one too.. I love this :)

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Archana said...

Amazing whta delicious dishes you come out with. Thes look so yum. i ma sure my fly. will love them too.

Roshni said...

wow... super healthy snack

PriyaVaasu said...

Looks Delicious and Healthy!!!!

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