It’s that time of the year where the weather is warm and cosy! And as always, this cosy weather calls for some sweet, juicy, delicious corn. Whether it’s charred, grilled or boiled, corn always tastes scrumptious.
We can’t deny that corn goes hand in hand with the monsoon season in India. Whether it’s the first bhutta of the season with your Grandpa or a sweet corn cup while on a romantic walk with a special someone, corn is one ingredient that not only satisfies our taste buds but also gives comfort.
With this in mind, how can we enjoy corn apart from simply grilled on the cob? Read on to know more ways of relishing this delicacy!
- Cheesy corn poppers
What’s better than corn and cheese in every bite? Absolutely nothing! These cheesy corn poppers or fritters as you like to call it are crispy on the outside and juicy and tender on the inside.
2. Cheesy Corn Samosas
Who doesn’t love a good samosa with cutting chai on a rainy day? Why not spice up the plain old samosa? Cheese, corn, and potatoes combined with spices like green chillies and black pepper make for a tongue-tickling stuffing for samosas. It’s the perfect dish to serve your guests with some green chutney or tomato ketchup.
3. Sweet Corn Soup
Oh, the feeling of warm soup going down your throat after a long rainy day! What better soup variant is there than the very comforting sweet corn soup. The vegetables in this soup perfectly complement the sweet taste of the corn. It can be made in a jiffy and is the perfect light, healthy dinner recipe to go for.
4. Corn Bhel
Our love for chaat and corn come together to form this amazing dish. If you think that the roadside stall selling sweet corn seasoned with chaat masala is exciting, then boy are you in for a ride with this combination of corn bhel! Think of your favourite ingredients in a bhelpuri ranging from the raw mangoes, tomatoes and onions to the spicy powders and sev. Now toss these ingredients together with some cooked sweet corn and voila! You have yourself a delightful snack to tickle your taste buds.
5. Grilled Corn Cheese Cakes
We all love to eat fritters with a cup of hot tea or coffee during the monsoon season. Why not switch it up this monsoon season and replace your normal fritters with some delicious corn cakes! The taste of sweet corn pairs beautifully with the combination of cheese, breadcrumbs, chilly, ginger-garlic paste and dash of spices in this recipe.
6. Corn Coleslaw
A creamy, crunchy and cool coleslaw is always hard to resist but add a touch of bold flavouring to it, and you end up creating something that is so delicious, the food craving will last forever. The addition of black beans, red bell pepper, red onion, cilantro, and jalapenos add a ton of flavour and colour to the coleslaw and when you add the delicious corn to it, you end up with a really beautiful coleslaw! Pair it up with a slider, tacos or a grilled sandwich and some hot chocolate and you have yourself the perfect monsoon hearty meal!
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