Baby Corn Jalfrezi

Posted on Jul 30 2012 - 3:49pm by Anusha Praveen

Have you heard my diatribe on corn before?? If not please, I insist you read my post on corn katti rolls. I am not that gal who goes all oohing and aahing over a bowl of corn kernels. I m not even that person who is visited by sudden gung ho when i pass through fields where corn taller than me has grown. I admit they are beautiful but only grudgingly though. No kind of corn appeals to me a great deal and baby corn is no exception. But the combinations of a meal platter that is possible with baby corn will leave anyone more than amazed. I have a list as long as the Hanuman’s tail. What’s the list about?? Oh its got baby corn recipes. I find the light yellow of the baby corn light on the eye and boy! am i addict to those crispy baby corn fritters. Probably a recipe that i’ll write up soon. In the meanwhile, here’s baby corn paneer jalfrezi.

Now, this s a party pleaser. Anyone will fall in love with this gravy instantly. And it takes less than 30 mins to put together. You are late home and you have unexpected guests. Then you are spared if you have a bag of baby corn in the fridge. And yeah paneer too. Its that easy and that quick.

Prep Time: Under 10 mins
Cook Time: Under 20 mins
Serves 2

(I had plenty of spring onions with me. In case you dont have them, just make this with the regular onions and you wont be disappointed at all. This gravy is not liquid. Its kind of semi solid and when i say it serves 2 it will only serve 2. To make your ginger green chili paste instantly, add 1/2″ ginger and 1 green chili to your mortar and pestle and mince thoroughly.)

What You Need?

Baby corn 8 cut length wise
Paneer cubes 1 cup
Bell pepper 1 sliced thinly
Spring onions chopped finely 1 cup divided
Cumin seeds 1/2 tsp
Hing a pinch
Ginger green chili paste 1 tsp
Turmeric powder a large pinch
Chili powder 1/4 tsp
Tomato puree 1/4 cup
Oil 2 tbsp
Salt to taste
Coriander for garnish

How To Make It?

In a pan, heat oil.
Add cumin seeds. Once they crackle, add hing,ginger chili paste, spring onions and capsicum.
Saute until capsicum becomes just tender and the spring onions begins wilting. Let s say this takes about 30 secs.
Now, add the spice powders and saute for another 30 secs.
At this stage, add the baby corn and saute for a min.
Now, add the tomato puree and cook till oil separates.
Add salt to the mixture and combine well.
Add paneer cubes next and mix gently.
Garnish with coriander leaves.Serve hot with any flat bread of your choice.

About the Author

An avid reader, a maniacal foodie and a mediocre writer. Loves sleeping, cooking and collecting cook books. Dabbles in photography and painting now and then. Is obsessed with Scrabble, long and short but confusing and amusing words of the English language.Detests people who waste food and bad spellers.