There are very few eat outs in Chennai where I always love to visit. One of the them is the corn shop in front of the Spencers Daily supermarket. 2 years ago a whole sweet corn used to cost Rs.12 and a cup corn used to cost Rs.15. There were days when we walked almost 15-20 minutes to grab this one in between our work schedules. :-)) What is so special about them, answer is pretty simple. They taste YUMMY.
Since we have moved to the Garden State, I have the privilege to buy the fresh produce from the farm stands or pick your own farms. Recently I picked up some fresh corns from a farm stand near my work place.Amma says that a corn will taste good when its texture is close to pale yellow. The one I picked up was very much pale. So here I present this delicacy from my kitchen. Hope you enjoy it.
American Sweet Corn /Makka cholam – 2
Lemon Juice /Elumicha pala saru / limbu pallo – 2 1/2 tsp
Chili Powder /Milagai thul/Miri bhuruko – 1/2 tsp
Chat masala – 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste /Uppu / Meet
Butter /Vennai – 1 tsp
In a pressure cooker, add water and pressure cook for 3 whistles. The corn must be half soaked with water.
Meanwhile melt butter either in a microwave or put it in a bowl and place the bowl on the tawa. Add red chili powder, chat masala, salt, lemon juice and mix.
Once the steam releases, open the lid. Carefully remove the corn using a tong and place it on a plate or aluminium foil
Take the mix and spread it on the corn using your fingers or a cooking brush. I used my fingers. (Caution: The corn might be hot)
Wrap it with the aluminium foil and serve. This is perfect for a evening snack and it is healthy too.