It’s that time of year again and I’m busy experimenting to decide what I’ll be serving around the Christmas holidays. Perhaps it’s a bit early but I like to experiment.
This is a recipe I first made back when I started my blog in 2010 that I just came across again. I’m so glad I did as it is quite nice and so easy to make too. My recipe calls for chaat masala which is a slightly unique spice blend that is available at Indian grocers. You can also make it yourself if you have the right spices.
Today, however I decided to use try a curry powder that I picked up at Aldi. Curry powder is of course a lot easier to come by and it worked really well.
Whichever you decide to use, be sure to add it to taste. I recommend trying a teaspoon to start and then adding a bit more. The corn can take the extra flavour if you like it.
I learned this recipe at a local curry house which I used to frequent before it unfortunately closed down. It’s so simple and goes so well with a curry or even mixed with a little onion bhaji batter to make corn bhajis.
This simple spicy sweetcorn dish is served in India as street food. It’s simply served in a little bowl, hot to enjoy on its own or with whatever you want. It is now finding its way on to many British curry house menus.
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- 1 tablespoon butter
- 4 cloves garlic - finely chopped
- 1 inch ginger - finely chopped
- 1 - 3 green or red chillies of choice
- 1 teaspoon curry powder or chaat masala
- ½ teaspoon chilli powder
- 1 x 326g tin sweetcorn
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 3 tablespoons finely chopped fresh coriander
- Melt the butter over medium high heat and then pour in the garlic, ginger and chopped chillies.
- Fry for about a minute until the garlic become soft.
- Add the curry powder or chaat masala along with the chilli powder and fry for a further 30 seconds or so.
- Now add the sweet corn and stir it around in the butter mixture until it is heated through.
- Season with salt and pepper to taste.
- Serve garnished with the fresh coriander.
Disclaimer: Aldi UK is a sponsor of my blog. All of the ingredients used to make this recipe were purchased at my local Aldi Supermarket.