Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Makyachi Usal

Makyachi usal or Makyachya daanyanchi usal is a simple corn niblets stir fry. It comes handy when I am out of vegetables or running short on time.

Makyachi Usal
Corn Niblets Stir Fry
1 packet frozen corn niblets/makyache daaNe
salt to taste

2 tsp oil
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1/4 tsp asafoetida
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1 green chili, chopped (optional)
1 sprig curry leaves, torn (optional)

1 tbsp coconut
1 tbsp coriander leaves/cilantro, chopped
1 tbsp lemon juice

1. Heat oil in a kadai/wok. Add all the ingredients for tempering.
2. As the seeds crackle, stir in frozen corn niblets.
3. Add 2 tbsp water. Stir till all the niblets are thawed completely.
4. Cover and let it cook for 10 minutes.
5. Uncover, let the water evaporate, if any left.
6. Add salt, coconut and cilantro.
7. Switch off the gas. Stir in lemon juice just before serving.

Note -
1. American sweet corn niblets are very sweet and fresh. They are available in the frozen section. If using, whole corn on cob, you can grate the corn on the grater to get the niblets.
2. The frozen corn niblets need not be thawed as they get thawed while getting cooked.
3. This usal can be served as a snack or as a side dish with chapatis.
4. You can omit green chili if you want to make this usal for the kids who can't tolerate any spice/heat.

This post is my contribution to Cooking For Kids at Sharmi's Neivedyam.


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