Corn, also known as maize, is one of the most common and popular cereal grains. It contains fiber, vitamins, and minerals in an ample amount. It is also used as a vegetable in many countries. Corn has many beneficial factors in it and hence, is used by many a lot in cooking.
In India, corn is immensely loved and enjoyed by people in a roasted form on beaches or parks. Especially in Mumbai, where it is highly common to have corn, generally called ‘Bhutta,’ and after roasting them, it is covered with lemon and a spicy masala, which makes it taste delicious. But you cannot only satisfy your craving for corn by having these roasted ‘bhuttas’, you can also prepare and enjoy various flavorful, creamy and mouth-watering corn recipes, which are already enjoyed and loved by many people.
So, here are some of the lip-smacking dishes you can prepare with corn:
1. Corn Soup
Corn soup is prepared from corn, mainly sweetcorn. The ingredients involved in it are water, butter, flour, salt, pepper, and other spices for more flavor. You can also add some veggies to it as per your wish.
2. Corn Fried Rice
Corn Fried Rice is the same fried rice as made with any other vegetables, but it contains corn as the main ingredient. Add soy sauce, chili sauce, and other vegetables in the fried rice which will make it very flavorsome. You can serve it with Manchurian gravy.
3. Corn Chat
The Corn Chat is made by using boiled corn that are tossed in chutneys, vegetables, and spiced masala. It is a very tangy and tasty snack enjpyed mostly in the evenings. Squeeze some lemon and garnish it with coriander.
4. Corn Cheese Balls
Corn Cheese Balls are very delicious and simple to make as a snack, as they are simply stuffed potato balls with cheese, corn, spices, and other veggies. Enjoy it as a starter with chili chutney or tomato sauce.
5. Palak Corn
Palak Corn is a tasty and creamy spiced curry made with spinach and sweet corn. You can add cashews or cream to it to make it creamier and flavorful. You can serve it hot with naan, roti, or jeera rice.
6. Bhutte Ka Kees
Bhutte Ka Kees is a popular and delicious street food snack. This recipe is made from grated corn and spices. Serve it hot and top it with grated coconut and coriander, also squeeze lemon juice on it. This tangy snack is enjoyed in winter and monsoon.
7. Corn Pakode
Corn Pakode is made with sweet corn, onion, spices, and herbs. These pakode are highly delicious and spicy to eat, mainly in the rainy season. Serve it hot with coriander chutney. Also, you can enjoy it with evening tea.
8. Corn Patties
Corn Patties or cutlets are made with mashed potatoes, corn, and spices fillings. They have both a crispy, and soft textures that you will enjoy. Serve the corn patties with coriander chutney or tomato sauce.
9. Corn Capsicum Sandwich
The corn capsicum sandwich is made using corn, capsicum, and other veggies. You can also add spices and green chilies if you like them spicy. Serve these grilled sandwiches with tomato ketchup or coriander or mint chutney.
10. Corn Kebabs
Corn Kebabs are crispy and tasty sweet snacks. They are prepared from mashed potatoes, sweet corn, ginger-garlic paste, and other spices. Serve them with tamarind chutney or coriander chutney; you can also sprinkle some chat masala on it.
11. Corn Spinach Pulao
The Spinach Pulao is prepared using corn and palak(spinach) as the main ingredients; although you can also add other vegetables. Add ginger-garlic paste and other spices like pepper to add to make it spicier and more flavorsome. Serve it hot with Masala Dal or eat it plain.
So, these were some of the most lip-smacking corn dishes that you can prepare and enjoy. These dishes will not only be loved by some but would be devoured and loved by everyone. The lovely sweet taste of the corn adds an appealing flavor to the dishes, and it also makes the dish taste creamier and more wholesome. Corn not only tastes amazing and adds glory to the dishes but also helps your tummy feel full throughout the day.