Feb 25, 2010

Burnt Corn Salad..

Sometimes simple ingredients is all you need to put together a delightful recipe. During one of my evening walks along the beach i was drawn to the smell of burnt corn which made me forget about everything else ..

With summer approaching beach is full of these vendors roasting fresh and milky corn which is generally rubbed with lemon juice and a nice mix of salt and chilly powder..Yum!. The smell of burnt corn was lingering in my head that i went straight to the market and bought a nice lot of corn and decided to make a salad for dinner.
Salad is definitely a very important and favourite part of my meal. I need variety and it has to be super simple that i can toss it in a jiffy...
I go by the colours of the vegetable largely and textures too. This salad was inspired by the vendors on the beach.. I wanted similar taste but with some extra crunchiness of crisp vegetables .

So I took
2 Corns
2 Tomatoes
1 red onion
1/2 or 1 small capsicum
fresh bunch of coriander - 1/2 cup

ground cumin - 1 tsp
ground coriander - 1 tsp
salt to taste
2 tbsp olive oil
4 - 5 drops Tabasco
1/4 tsp lime juice

1. Finely cut the red onion
2. Grill the corn on gas stove or better in a coal grill ...till it is mildly burnt .

3. Cut the tomato in half horizontally and squeeze gently to remove seeds ; chop finely
4. Remove membrane and seeds from capsicum and chop finely.

5. Place the ground coriander and cumin an a small pan, stir over medium heat for one minute to enhance fragrance and flavour; cool.
6. Add all the ingredients to the corn in a salad bowl and gently combine . Refrigerate it and serve chill . It also tastes good at room temperature.

Well it certainly has Indian taste and flavour . I would have loved to add a bit of raw mango for the sourness..but i guess i will have to wait till may for it. Still it became a substantial dinner for me last night along with a bowl of pumpkin soup.


Jagruti said...

Awesome and colourful salad..alraedy smelling those corn on the cob...

Pari said...

Hi. Awesome. I love the burnt flavour and u said the raw mango will taste really nice, some how this salad gives a very salsa feel and I guess will taste good with tacos.

Deepa G Joshi said...

wow, lovely colorful salad, all the clicks are so good..nice presentation..

Cool Lassi(e) said...

Hey, First time here. Love how you have used the burnt-corn in a salad. Very colorful and delicious! Love all you other posts. You have a way with presentation. Following you dear.
- Cool Lassie

Gulmohar said...

Beautiful salad..Really miss those vendors and the chats a lot :( Thanks for reminding me about the good old times :-) Also thanks for visiting Collaborative curry and hope to see you more often :D

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

What a colorful salad! Very healthy and fresh looking, yummy!



uma said...

Hai..A different and a colourful
salad with a burnt smell is very appealing.ur modern recipe with a countrytouch is appreciable.

Cham said...

Ur pic makes me drool! I love corn- the salad is so fresh and yummy!
U ve a wonderful space!

Sook said...

Oh boy, the corn looks perfectly grilled! Looks so yummy!

Akal's Saappadu said...

simple, colourful and delicious!! I love sutta cholam too!! I'll try using them in my salads next time, lovely refreshing recipe!!!

enjoy the summer sun !!! we're eagerly waiting for the spring to come !!! take care!!


Hi dear, this looks cool. Local ingredients but the presentation looks International. No doubt not even a single soul would say no to this local delight.(Iam not corning). Its really simple and colorfull. I stop ythis comment before it is Over Burnt.


Yummy, Burnt Corn. My daughter loves it. Local delight with international presentation. Who would ever say no to Burnt Corn. I don't know how would it taste when it is served out from refridgerator. My choice would be Hot Hot. Well let me end my comment I know it is Over Burnt.

Muneeba said...

Adding those indian flavors is a brilliant idea .. I'll be trying that out in my future summer picnics!