Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Indian Corn Chowder (Makai Khichdi)

This is a popular Gujarati dish. You can call it an Indian version of the famous corn chowder. This is incredibly easy to make and gets ready in no time - plus it is so yummy I promise that you'll be licking your spoon clean.


2 cups       ........ sweet corn kernels (frozen or fresh)
½ tsp        ......... cooking oil
½ tsp        ......... mustard seeds
½ tsp        ......... asafortida
1 tsp         ......... ginger garlic paste
1 cup        ......... milk
½ tsp        ......... chili flakes
salt to taste

  • If you are using frozen corn, thaw it first. Put the corn kernels in a grinder and grind them to form a fine paste.
  • Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds and asafoetida. When the seeds crackle, add the ginger garlic paste and ground corn kernels, salt and mix well.
  • Now add the milk slowly while constantly stirring the mix.
  • Cover the lid and cook it till its nice and soft.
  • Garnish with chili flakes.
  • Ready to serve.
Add a little lemon juice if you want sweet and sour tast.
You can add more milk and have it as a thick soup if you prefer.