Apr 18, 2009

corn on toast

Corn is an all time favourite at home... anything with corn is a sure hit with my boys. So i am always on the lookout for recipes with corn in it.
I first had this in a restaurant in chennai. Then i tried it at home pretty much guessing the ingredients and was happy with the outcome. Since then it has been a regular feature at home. I love its creamy texture and the mild curried flavour. The basic for this is the bechamel sauce . But it is done with a curried twist. When i am lazy to cook, or want something comforting or have an unannounced guest then 'corn on toast' it is..
I used..
green giant tinned corn 115g .. you can use fresh corn as well..
warm milk 1 1/2 cups
plain flour 2 tbsp
butter -3 tbsp
garlic 1 clove finely chopped
onion 1 finely chopped
green chillies - 1 chopped - optional
tomato -3 big- boiled,peeled, de seeded and pureed
Curry powder -1tsp
plenty of coriander finely chopped
1. Heat butter and add the onion and garlic and saute till it turns pink.
2. Add the tomato puree and curry powder and cook till it doesn't smell raw anymore.
3. Now add the plain flour and cook for a while.. at this stage it may look little sticky but its fine..
4. Turn off the heat and add warm milk while whisking all the time.. This helps to avoid lumps in the sauce.
5. Turn on the heat and continue stirring until it starts to thicken.
6. Now add the corn and coriander and let it cook for few mins.
7. Serve the corn on warm toast.
6. If you don't mind the calories add a few tbsp of fresh cream for even smoother and creamier texture.

1 comment:

Priya said...

Nandini - u r a pro!

Gonna try this out on my kids today :) those tiny kozhukattai's look amazing too - lovely idea to keep kids occupied.