Corn Usli

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                                                                                                                           Corn Usli

How long it takes: 45 mins

Number of servings: 2-3

Corn is available in plenty and popular in all forms. I have already put up corn pulav, corn cutlet, and babycorn capsicum masala. Today I would like to put up corn usli which is similar to other usli recipes like the white peas usli, peanut usli. You need very tender corn for this dish and hence I have used American sweet tender corn. It makes for a lovely snack in the evening or can be enjoyed with roti or rice. Let me know how you had it! Here it is.

What you need to have:

1. Sweet corn Kernels – 1 Cup

2.Chopped Capsicum – 1/4 cup

3. Mustard seeds – 1 Teaspoon

4. Chilli powder – 1/2 Teaspoon

5. Turmeric powder – 1 Teaspoon

6. Dhania-jeera powder – 1 Teaspoon

7. Chaat masala – 1 Teaspoon

8 Chopped Cilantro – A handful

10. Fresh grated coconut – A handful

11. Lemon juice – 1 Teaspoon

12 . Salt – To taste

13. Cooking oil – 2 Teaspoons

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Fresh American Corn

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Corn kernels

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Ingredients of seasoning & garnishing

What you do with what you have:

1. Peel sweet corn kernels, wash and keep it aside as shown in image-2.

2. Wash and chop capsicum fine, grate coconut, wash and chop cilantro and keep it aside as shown in image-3.

3. Cook corn kernels adding sufficient water in the cooker as usual for about 30 minutes till smooth .

                                                                                                                    Corn kernels being cooked

4. Place a skillet with 2 teaspoons of cooking oil in it on medium flame. When hot, add mustard seeds; when it splutters add chopped capsicum from step-2 and required quantity of salt. Simmer the flame and close the skillet with a lid. Stir at regular intervals – capsicum cooks fast and should take on a slightly transparent appearance.

                                                                                                     Chopped capsicum being added to the seasoning

5. When done, add all the powders one after the other in a row.

                                                                                                        All powders being added to the seasoning

6. Just mix and add cooked corn kernels from step-3 to it and also chopped cilantro and fresh grated coconut too to it. Squeeze lemon juice into the stir-fry.                                                                                                                                                                                     Cooked corn kernels, cilantro & grated coconut being added to the dish

7. Ready to serve Corn Usli is as shown in the image below. Enjoy with tea in the evening.

                                                                                                                           A closer view of Corn Usli

How long it takes: 45 minutes

Number of servings : 2-3

1. Tender corn kernels would be better for the dish. Even if a bit ripe, they will harden on cooking. Tender ones can be cooked directly on the flame.

2. One can even add chopped onions to the seasoning in place of mustard seeds depending upon one’s palate.


6 thoughts on “Corn Usli

    Hari Chandana said:
    September 5, 2011 at 9:19 am

    Lovely recipe.. looks gr8 !!
    Indian Cuisine

    Priya said:
    September 6, 2011 at 1:45 am

    Wow corn usli looks incredible,thanks for sharing..

    Apu said:
    September 7, 2011 at 8:38 am

    Looks yummy – love corn bhajis!!

    prathibalrao responded:
    September 10, 2011 at 8:55 pm

    Hi Hari, Priya, Appu,

    Thanx a lot for ur instant response as usual.

    Divya Shankar said:
    September 20, 2011 at 4:38 pm

    Hello Aunty,
    I made this usli and used it as a filling inside dosa 🙂 was very very yummy !! Thanks for teaching me the recipe. I have blogged about your website. Please read

      prathibalrao responded:
      September 21, 2011 at 7:51 am

      Hi Divya shankar,

      You are so creative and i would stuff dosa in this usli next time and send you da feed back. Thanx a lot for having blogged about my web site. It is the encouragement from people like you the blog has risen to this level.

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