Posts Tagged ‘Corn’

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Being mother is hard, fun, challenging and life changing. Each day you learn so many things from your child, from the circumstances, etc., you hardly get time to enjoy yourself by having your own personal time. When things are tough, you have to find alternate ways of keeping yourself busy and overcome unwanted / unpleasant situations. Luckily, there is food to the rescue. I eat or make food when I feel sad, overwhelmed, exhausted, happy, etc. Creating something new and healthy gives inner satisfaction to my soul. Sometimes they do not turn out as I wanted (and I get mad) but slowly I start analyzing positives and learn from mistakes.

Coming back to this post, it’s one of the most delicious dishes and can be made in a jiffy. This recipe makes good use of the leftover rice (brown or white) which otherwise might be sitting idle in refrigerator. I always like fresh ingredients hence using fresh corn in this recipe will make it taste even better. The patties can form base for many dishes like burgers, wraps, sandwiches, subs etc. I have used them in the form of a wrap and it becomes the wholesome dinner/lunch OR can be enjoyed as snacks with a hot cup of tea.  You can even add grilled shredded chicken or scrambled egg to make it more hearty and meaty. The combination is endless so get your creative mind rolling and try it on. It also works well with picky toddlers/kids who likes specific type of food.

Ingredients :-

For Corn Rice Patties/Cakes:-

Fresh boiled corn/Canned corn kernels 1 and 1/2 cup 
Oil 4 tablespoons
Onions, chopped 2 medium
Cilantro, finely chopped 2-3 tablespoon
White/Brown rice, boiled 1 and 1/2 cup
Potatoes, peeled and boiled 2 medium
Salt to taste
Green chillies, finely chopped 2
Crushed red chillies 1/2 teaspoon
Fresh bread crumbs 1 cup

For Wrap/Roti

Whole wheat flour 1 cup 
Oil 1 tablespoon
Salt a pinch

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Method :-

  • If you are using fresh corns take out the kernel and boil it until soft. Discard the extra water.
  • Heat 2 tablespoon oil in a nonstick pan. Add onions and saute it until onion turns light brown.
  • Add the corn kernels and saute for 2-3 minutes.
  • Take out the onion corn mixture in a bowl.
  • Add rice, mashed potatoes,salt, green chilies, crushed red chilies, cilantro leaves and mix well mashing the contents slightly.
  • Add the fresh breadcrumbs and mix well. Keep the mixture aside for 10-15 minutes.
  • Heat 2 tablespoon oil in another non stick pan. Divide the mixture into equal parts and make oval or round shape patties/cakes out of it.
  • Place the patties on the second pan and cook each side till both sides are equally golden.
  • Serve hot with any sauce, salsa or tomato ketchup. 
  • For oven spread the patties in a baking sheet and spray a little oil over them.Then cook them in a preheated oven of 350 degrees Celsius for 15 minutes.
  • If you want charred effect broil it both sides for 2 minutes each.

For wraps :-

  • Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and knead into a soft dough using enough water. Keep aside.
  • Divide the dough into four equal portions and roll out each portion into a round circle approx of 8 inch diameter using a little flour.
  • Heat a non-stick griddle and lightly cook the rotis/wraps on both the sides. Keep aside.

Assembling :-

  • Cut julienne of a medium onion.
  • Just before serving warm a roti on griddle.
  • Place the roti/wrap on a clean, dry surface and spread one teaspoon of green chutney, ketchup or any of your favorite sauce or salsa on the wrap/roti.
  •  Arrange 2 patties/cakes in a row in the center of the roti/wrap
  • Spread some onion julienne over the patties.
  • Roll the wrap tightly and serve it hot.

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Notes :-

  • Instead of rotis you can try this rolls with soft tacos.
  • You can even deep fry the patties/cakes.
  • Amount of chillies can be increased or decreased according to your taste. 
  • If you like the taste of mint leaves you can add some of it in patties.
  • Here I have used yogurt sauce for the rolls. If you want you can follow the recipe for yogurt sauce here Falafel – The Healthy Way
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Diwali is here and every household in India is buzzed with activities like cleaning, making sweets (Mithais) and snacks (Namkeen). For me Diwali means thrill, joy, happiness, fun, bursting firecrackers, etc. As kids, we use to fight for ‘who gets the most firecrackers to burst’. Diwali usually lasts 15 days before and after actual day which means 1 month of fun and happiness. During Diwali, we use to help mom with cleaning the house & making sweets, purchase new clothes, etc. Oh those were the best days of my life. Coming back from memories, let me share Diwali delight with this healthy & yummy recipe. The Tikki is one of my favorite snacks which I can relish anytime. It can be eaten in various forms like chaat, or just with chutney. This will be a very easy and yummy dish to serve to guests this Diwali and will surely give new dimension to your party.

Ingredients :-

Crumbled Paneer/Cottage Cheese 1 cup
Corn kernels 1/2 cup
Potato, Boiled and mashed 1/2 cup
Onion, Finely chopped 1/4 cup
Chilli powder 1 teaspoon or as to taste
Garam Masala Powder
1 teaspoon
Amchur/Dried Mango Powder
1 teaspoon
Fresh Ginger, Grated
1 inch
Green Chillies, Finely chopped
4-5
Black Pepper Powder
1/4 teaspoon
Cilantro, chopped
1 teaspoon
Salt
to taste
Cornflour
1 tablespoon
Bread Crumbs
1/4 cup
Oil
For shallow frying

Method :-

  • Boil the corn kernels, pat dry and crush it. Keep aside to let it cool.
  • Heat two teaspoon of oil in a pan and add green chilies and onion to it. Sauté it till the onion turns translucent and pink.
  • Let it cool and then mix onion mixture,  paneer (cottage cheese), potatoes, boiled corn kernels, dry masalas(spices), ginger, salt, cilantro and corn flour. Mix it well.
  • Divide the mixture into small equal tennis ball sized portions, flatten it and lightly press in the shape of tikkis/fritters.
  • Roll the tikkis/fritters with bread crumbs and shallow fry in oil till they turn golden brown in color from all the sides.
  • Serve hot with green chutney or ketchup

Note :-

  • You can increase/decrease the quantity of chillies as you want.
  • You can even stuff the tikkis/fritters with mozzarella cube cheese.