Can one make excuses for slacking off? Can those be accepted as valid? When I look back on the last month, I can recollect smiling and grumbling, all the time. Is that silly? Does seem like it! I was smiling ( and still am) because I am one happy girl! I received a Kindle for my birthday. I was thrilled, I've been craving for this fabulous e-reader for some time now. In fact, last year, on my India trip, there was a couple on the flight who were engrossed in their e-readers and I kept glancing at their kindles and sighing and wishing.
I finally got my wish and have been enjoying reading all my favorite books ( starting off with Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice and the rest of her works).
I grumbled (a lot) because of the heat, I must add here , I *hate summer*. I do, I do , I do! and so spent a good deal of time indoors in the soothing a.c and curled up with my treasure!
While others rejoiced in the blazing heat (~shudder~) by jogging or just spreading themselves like bedspreads by the poolside ( and not going into the water, which to me, is utterly ridiculous- that, people, is the point, hot day- cooling water, no?) I arched my eyebrows and wiggled my ears and fanned myself with a notebook that was at hand. A sheet of paper fluttered to my feet. Picking it up idly I scanned it, a recipe! Good Heavens! It looked like I have one tucked everywhere possible and forgotten all about it!
It was for Masala Corn. Scribbled in a hurry on a sheet of printer paper over a year ago.
Two days after I found the sheet, the weather broke and we had rain, a good amount of rain and I was overjoyed!
Perfect to sit with a bowl of masala corn and watch (read , actually) the drama unfold as Anne Elliot and Captain Wentworth meet again after a gap of 8 1/2 years!
This post got published before I could note the recipe, Thanks Shammi for bringing it to my notice. I had started on the draft and foolishly left it open on the laptop on the table. A nosy 3 year old wandered by and published it and I never knew!
1 Cup Sweet corn ( I used frozen- thaw before use)
Oil to cook about 2-3 tbsp.
1 medium Onion, chopped
1 tsp. Ginge,r finely chopped
1/4 tsp Garlic, finely chopped
1/4 tsp Red Chili powder ( adjust to your taste, I use Deep x-tra hot chili powder, so this is sufficient)
2 tsp Ground Cilantro
4 medium Tomatoes ( 1 tomato grated and 3 tomatoes to be roasted and cubed - this is easy if you have gas, for electric stove, if you want to broil it, go ahead- I skipped the roasting pan, changes the taste, but by no means a bad option)
1/4 tsp. sugar
1/4 tsp. Garam masala
2 Tbs. Cilantro, chopped to garnish
Heat 2 T oil, add the corn and cook for about a couple of minutes on medium heat. Stir occasionally. Remove and set aside.
Heat 1 T oil in the same pan, add onion, ginger, garlic and saute till the onion is pink.
Add red chili powder and ground cilantro and mix
Add Tomato ( if you have grated as well as roasted cubed, add both at this stage) , add sugar and cook till thick.
Add corn, salt, garam masala and cilantro leaves. Cook on high heat for a minute ( take care not to burn the corn).
Enjoy the weekend folks!