Corn is a versatile and highly nutritious veggie that can be enjoyed right off the cob, cooked to perfection on the grill, added as a crunchy texture to your soups, or tossed in a salad. It is a great yet healthy addition to any cuisine. Corn is an amazing crop that is rich in fiber, which helps in improving digestion and keeps many digestive problems at bay. In addition, corn is replete with starch and water content, which helps you retain high stores of energy and keeps you active for the whole day. Not to mention, it helps stave off those needless carb cravings, helping you feel full for a long time.
Surprisingly, corn is a perfect solution to skin and hair related problems. It is packed with vitamin C, vitamin E, niacin, thiamin and other essential vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants which are essential for maintaining a radiant skin. It has an important component, known as lycopene, which has an ability to fight against UV rays and increase the production of collagen, required for a healthy, glowing, smooth complexion. In addition, consumption of corn can increase the collagen production, strengthen hair follicles and help prevent hair loss.
To put it in a nutshell, including corn in your diet can prepare your body to fight against diabetes, anemia, hypertension, and heart-related disorders. The best thing about corn is that it can be cooked in a variety of ways to create extremely delicious recipes that you’ll surely love. From corn soups to corn salads, corn salsas to corn pasta, cornbread to corn fritters, there are a number of recipes that call for fresh, canned or frozen corn.
Here are some delectable and nutritious corn recipes that you should try.
I must say that corn fritters are a perfect snack that you simply can’t’ resist eating. It is a delicious and healthy evening munch that is prepared with clusters of corn, gram flour, green chilis, chopped onions, baking soda, cumin powder, parsley, and red chili powder. You can serve these fried corn delights with a tangy, freshly made roasted bell pepper sauce.
The rich corn curry is sumptuously flavored with coconut, green chili paste, ginger, coriander leaves, mustard seeds, curry leaves, yogurt, and milk. This corn delicacy will definitely tantalize your taste buds.
A snack that will definitely satisfy your hunger pangs. The tart shells are prepared with maize flour and all-purpose and filled with cheese, mushrooms, spinach, corn, and cream.
Handi Corn Sabzi is a delicious mélange of corn and desi spices. When chargrilled, corn and capsicum are blended with jaggery, coconut, tamarind, cardamom, and dhania seeds for a heady blend of sweet and sour. This corn ecstasy will definitely tantalize your taste buds.
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This healthy and delicious bowl of soup will gratify your gastronomic urges. A perfect mixture of potatoes, corn, and herbs tastes great when served with garlic bread.
You can make these delicious corn kebabs, also known as Bhutteyan Da kebabs, by using boiled and grated potatoes, grated corn, chopped ginger, black pepper powder, cheddar cheese, garam masala, mint leaves, and white pepper powder. Mix all the ingredients well, make barrel-shaped kebabs and shallow fry them. Serve them with mint chutney.
This scrumptious mix is packed with the different flavors of corn, orange, mustard, pomegranate, and tamarind. You will love the taste of this perfect combination.
Nobody can resist picking up these crispy bites when served piping hot. When baby corn is coated in a tangy masala paste of coriander powder, turmeric powder, red chili powder, cumin powder and coriander powder, dipped in a garam flour batter, and deep fried, the taste is out-of-the-world.
The veggie version of burgers is delicious and healthy. Patties prepared with potato, corn, herbs, celery, jalapenos, and feta cheese, are dipped in a creamy batter, coated in breadcrumbs, and shallow fried.
Marinate baby corn with degi mirch powder, garam masala, lime juice, ginger-garlic paste, turmeric powder, rice flour, and corn flour, and fry until cooked. Now sauté green chilies, curry leaves, ginger, sliced shallots, and add yogurt and the fried corn. Garnish this corn delicacy with coriander leaves and serve with peanut chutney.
You can try these scrumptious corn recipes at home or visit a desi Indian restaurant such as Tiranga to try Indian cuisine.