Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Babycorn Masala





With the Diwali fever over, everyone must have fallen back into their regular routine. After indulging in all the oily and sugar laden sweets and savouries, I was just craving for some very simple comforting food like Rasam and Kootu or even just some curd rice. I have been having only things like that for the last couple of days.

I had prepared this Babycorn Masala for lunch few days before Diwali. My children love eating babycorn as such and they just loved this gravy since it was very mildly spiced. Both my kids were asking for more and more helpings. What more can a mother ask for? So here is the recipe:



What you’ll need
  1. Babycorn – about 15
  2. Turmeric Powder – ¼ tsp
  3. Coriander Powder – 1 tsp
  4. Chilly Powder – 1 tsp
  5. Garam Masala Powder – ½ tsp
  6. Kasuri Methi – 1 tsp, crushed
  7. Cumin Seeds – 1 tsp
  8. Salt to taste
  9. Oil – 3 tbsp

For the gravy
  1. Onion – 2 Big
  2. Tomatoes – 3 – 4 Medium
  3. Garlic – 2 cloves
  4. Ginger – 1 inch piece
  5. Cashewnuts – 5 to 6

Method                                                                                                             
  1. Wash and the babycorns into halves vertically. Chop the capsicum into big cubes.
  2. Cook the babycorn in salted water for 5 minutes. Drain and set aside.
  3. Heat a Kadai with a tbsp of oil. Once heated, add roughly chopped onions, grated ginger and crushed garlic cloves.  Saute for few minutes or till the onions turn light brown. Cool and grind alongwith cashewnuts into a smooth paste.
  4. In the same kadai, add a tsp of oil and add the chopped tomatoes. Saute till they get soft. Cool, grind and keep aside.
  5. Also sauté the capsicum cubes and set aside.
  6. Heat a Kadai with the remaining oil, Add cumin seeds once they splutter add the fried onion – cashew paste and fry for 4 to 5 minutes on medium flame.
  7. Add the turmeric powder, coriander powder, and chilly powder and fry for a minute.
  8. Next add the tomato paste and fry for another 3 to 4 minutes.
  9. Add the cooked babycorn and sautéed capsicum. Add salt to taste and mix well.
  10. Add enough water to adjust the consistency about 1.5 to 2 cups.
  11. Add crushed kasuri methi and mix well.
  12. Cover and simmer for 5 to 6 minutes. Remove from heat.


Delicious Babycorn Masala is ready.


Serve hot with Rotis or any Indian flat bread.






28 comments:

Swathi Iyer said...

Delicious curry Kaveri, I will try this recipe. If kids approves then it is always great.

jeyashrisuresh said...

My fav one and we too make in a similar way. And what a coincidence i am making this again today,

Sangeetha Nambi said...

Tempting me to taste it right away !!!
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Ramya Krishnamurthy said...

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Priya said...

Belated diwali wishes Kaveri, masala looks super delicious,creamy..Love this babycorn & capsicum combo in gravies.

Ruchi Indu said...

Looks like an interesting recipe. But our family is not corn lovers. Probably can try this out by replacing corn...

PT said...

very tempting masala..

Tamilarasi Sasikumar said...

Delicious curry...love it...

Nandini said...

Looks so groovy and creamy!!

Uma Ramanujam said...

Cashews added creamy texture to the gravy. Love it.

Recipe world said...

Yummy n flavorful curry..nice recipe dear..

divya said...

looks so yummy. I am drooling here. Love the beautiful clicks.

Sangeetha Priya said...

Delicious Curry feeling to hv right now for my lunch :-)

Hema said...

Delicious, looks tempting with those rotis..

Shema George said...

I love babycorn...The curry looks rich and tasty. Love the addition of cashewnuts :)

Suja Manoj said...

Perfect with chapathi,nice recipe dear.

Sravs said...

Masala looks so tasty and nice creamy one !!

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Creamy and delicious looking curry with baby corn..

Nagashree said...

Very creamy looking curry, no wonder kids enjoyed this. My daughter loves baby corn too, will try this when I get them next time.

Shabbu said...

Yummy and creamy babycorn masala..
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Vidya said...

Definitely worth a try...tasty dish.

Vidhya said...

This looks finger licking good.Bookmarking this.

Julie said...

perfect combo with chapathis dear,yumm:)
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The Yogi Vegetarian said...

I absolutely love the look of this, will definitely try it out! Thanks :)

Meena Iyer said...

Kaveri, i have never tried north indian gravy for many years, because i would always spoil it, but i was tempted to try your babycorn and capsicum gravy..and it turned out to be winner.MY family loved having it...and were proud of me..Thank you very much for making my day..I shall learn more recipes and try it out..ia m so confident.Meena

meena iyer said...

Hello kaveri, i was always scared of cooking north indian gravy, but ur corn and capsicum gravy came as a really winner..everyone just loved it..i am now confident of cooking looking at your recipes..thanks a million

Kaveri Venkatesh said...

@ Meena Iyer
Thanks a lot for trying it out...I am really glad you liked it..your words have made my day too.

jaishri krishnan. said...


Hello Kaveri, you have not mentioned when the garam masala should be added before finishing or at the time of adding coriander powder, red chilli powder,haldi?

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