Monday, 9 August 2010

Corn Chaat in Baked Corn Cups

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Hi!

With  the onset of monsoon the vegetable market gets flooded with fresh produce of corn. Corn is such a versatile ingredient and can be relished in innumerable ways but my most preferred version is always the roasted corn on cob with lime, salt and butter on top. But that does not stop me from trying other versions…
In monsoon I avoid eating chaat outside as it invites many water borne diseases and especially in India, monsoon also sees the uncontrolled growth of house flies. So eat outs and that too street foods are a complete ‘NO’. My both the kids love chaat and since we are not eating that outside these days I thought of making it at home. With so much corn available now, it was an  obvious choice.

Initially I thought I will make corn pooris, fry them  and  later on stuff the chaat in it, but on second thoughts I decide otherwise as the calorie conscious person  inside me got awake and I decided to bake the cups/ baskets and I am so glad I did that as the cups are amazingly crisp and can be made in advance and stored in air tight container. They can be a good attraction for kids, a starter for party and not to forget extremely tasty and low in calorie tooOpen-mouthed.

This chaat has used all versions of Corn.. fresh corn, Corn meal and Corn Starch, so it’s a perfect dish for Corn lovers….. It can be a great evening snack for every one, as for me I can stuff myself with this anytime.Wink. What's best is that the cups are baked and not deep fried, so definitely lesser oil intake.

Sending this savoury corn karanji or gujiya as "an entry to the IFBM and Freedom Tree Baking Contest" sponsored by Freedom Tree
Ingredients For Corn Cups
1 cup APF
2 tbsp Corn Meal
2 tbsp Corn Starch
4 tbsp oil/ shortening
1/2 tsp salt
warm water for kneading
Method
Mix all the ingredients except water to get a crumbly mix. Add water gradually and knead a firm dough. Let the dough rest for half an hour. Keep the dough covered with a wet cloth to avoid it’s drying.
Take a  large marble size dough and grease it lightly. Roll it like a poori but as thin as possible without tearing the edges( about 10cm diameter).
Prick it with fork, this will avoid it’s puffing.
Grease muffin cups and insert these thin pooris into it. Fold it on the sides and press it properly at the bottom so that their are no air spaces.

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Bake them in a preheated oven at 180C for 20 minutes or till golden in color. Cool  and then use them. These can be stored in air tight container at this stage for later use.
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Ingredients for Corn Mix
2 cups corn boiled
3-4 green chilies
half inch of ginger
1/2 tsp cumin
1/4 tsp fennel seeds
1 tsp red chili pwd
1/4 tsp turmeric
1 tbsp coriander pwd
1 tsp cumin pwd
2 tsp chaat masala
salt to taste
few tsp oil
Method For Corn Mix
Grind about 1/4 cup corn with ginger and green chilies.
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Heat oil and add cumin followed by fennel. Add the remaining corn and spices and mix thoroughly.
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Add the ground corn and mix again. Cover and cook for two minutes.
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Cool the stuffing and use later.
Assembling the Corn  Chaat  in Cups
Take a baked Corn Cup and put about 2-3 spoons of corn stuffing in it.
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Put curds over it. The curd has been made by mixing a little rock salt, roasted cumin pwd, sugar, common salt to it and the consistency adjusted by adding water.
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Put the sweet tamarind chutney and green chutney (I made Mint and Coriander Chutney) over it.
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Spread some finely chopped onion and fine sev .
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Add chopped cilantro and serve immediately. ( Adjust the Curds, spices and Chutneys as per your taste). Personally I like my Chaat spicy and less sweet, how do you like yours?
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I have developed a penchant for making low calorie stuff or to make a high calorie stuff, as much low calorie as possible. Would love to know do you find that interesting, worth noticing and noting down?
Sending this to Mita’s  MM- party treat event guest hosted by Saraswathi of Sara’s corner.

and also to my event ‘Only’- Kids delight
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69 comments:

Subhashini said...

oh my god looks so delicious.very new to this recipe

Priti said...

Delicious and healthy...gud one Pari

Kairali sisters said...

Kudos to you...Lovely chaat and nicely explained recipe

veena krishnakumar said...

Too good

J said...

I m going to try this out soon.. Cheers..

Madhu said...

Wow! I just learnt how to make Tostitos!

Sandhya Hariharan said...

Absolutely delicious Pari..... i love the corn cups...

Sushma Mallya said...

Cute cups for chaats,loved the idea of serving it this way, very healthy and yummy too...

Swathi said...

Cute cup with awesome filling Pari. I need to try this .

Swathi said...

Cute cup and awesome filling, I have to make this.

Kitchen Flavours said...

I can call this yummy torture....awesome way to pamper taste buds....lovely blog makeover......

Torviewtoronto said...

looks healthy and delicious

Jaishree said...

Looks so delicious Pari..... Ilove the corn cups..this is new to me!

nandini said...

what a lovely way to enjoy corn... The corn cups is brilliant. Thanx for sharing this wonderful recipe pari.

Shama Nagarajan said...

interesting recipe,,,

kothiyavunu.com said...

Yum..I agree with the above comments..looks so delicious & tempting dear

Kamalika said...

Absolutely gorgeous....I have fallen in love with the corn cups....

Suman Singh said...

beautiful corn cups..looks so cute..very tempting chaat...

Suja Sugathan said...

Mouthwatering chaat..love the corn cup idea..delicious.

SS blogs here said...

Those cups are such a good idea!! Looks like a very do-able recipe. Will defly try! Thanks for sharing. And yes, I would certainly be interested if you mention what changes you may have made in a recipe to make it healthy or if you post healthy recipes in general.

Dershana said...

what an utterly fabulous idea, pari! truly scrumptious. but tell me, how different is corn starch from corn meal? here, both terms are used synonymously.

aipi said...

they look lovely..brilliant recipe

Satya said...

ur simply superb dear ...beautiful recipe ...must try this

Satya
http://www.superyummyrecipes.com

kitchen queen said...

lovely chat with cute corn cups.

Krishnaveni said...

lovely work, beautiful and yummy

Nithya said...

Simply awesome dear.. I'm loving the corn cups idea. Will surely do it soon. It should be a great party attraction :)

shubha said...

Pari, u always outdo urself..the corn chaat in corn cups looks so innovative and attractive.

swapna said...

Looks delicious and totally new to me...i love corn and this is perfect!!!

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

wow, that is such a beautiful presentation !!!

Sailaja Damodaran said...

Great effort...Iam sure kids must have finished the whole cups.

simply.food said...

Very innovative recipe nad presentation is so cute.Simply delicious.

sonu said...

yum yum ! these r looking beautiful and delish...

Raina said...

This looks so delicious. Your shells are beautiful. Thank you again for the wonderful instruction. Yes, I really like that you try to make low-fat dishes. I try also to make things low fat as much as I can....not always as much as I should, though..lol

Az said...

Looks delicious... love it...

NIDHYA said...

Love the cute looking cups and looks so tempting. Nice one.

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sowmya's creative saga said...

that sure looks interesting and delicious..

Khaugiri said...

Wow it's really tempting... aomething new than normal basket chat :)

Hamaree Rasoi said...

R u kidding? Who wouldn't want this yummy cups chat? Wonderful idea dear. I too like it spicy and less sweet.
Pari dear I hope you received my first entry details for your event. Will be sending yesterday's entry details today
Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

jayasree said...

The corn cups looks very crisp. I have baked cups out of bread. I liked these corn cups. Lovely presentation. I always try to reduce the fat in my cooking and will be happy to note new ways to reduce it. Also I try to miniize the use APF too.

chaitrali pathak said...

this is a complete yummy torture....awesome way to pamper taste buds....

G.Pavani said...

oh! corn cups looks yummy n crispy dear...

Gouri Guha said...

The cups are so lovely and the stuffing is interesting.

sangeeta said...

beautiful looking chaat...

i bake nachos but these cups look great for kids.

incidentally , i posted about corn too.

sangeeta said...

did my comment get through....i think my earlier comments on your blog haven't got through too.... what's the prob?

Rach said...

Looks so yumm. I like my chaats spicy, sweet and tangy ( like mixture kind taste ). Please collect awards from my blog

shahana said...

Grt recipe.Im bookmarking this.

Nandini said...

Wow! That's a relishing snack! I love the idea of edible cups!

Valarmathi Sanjeev said...

Wonderful recipe, looks tempting and delicious.

Gulmohar said...

Superb idea..got to try this sometimes

AshKuku said...

I desperately wanted to grab a cuppa! Very very very yummilicious!!!

Ash...
(http://asha-oceanichope.blogspot.com/)

Alessandra said...

Ciao Pari, this looks interesting, very good skills making those pretty corn baskets!!!

shriya said...

Wow!!! Totally a new recipe to me. Looks soo delicious and yummy.

Veggie Belly said...

these little cups are so cute and delicious!

An Open Book said...

the cups look so darn cute

Saswati said...

very yummy looking cup chaat:)

Ananda Rajashekar said...

wow wow and wow simply super! D

kavya vijendra setty said...

luks very delightful n yummy too...ll surely try this recipe....thanks pari..:)

Saraswathi Iyer said...

Thanks for the entry. Looks tempting. Very well done.

Spoonfuls of love, added to every recipe !!! said...

Awesome job Pari ... Call me for a chat party ;)

Anonymous said...

this is such a refreshing way to have corn chat. love it!! will surely try this recipe for an evening snack with friends!!

Neha said...

Instead of baking can we fry those cups? if yes...then please tell me how?

Pari said...

Neha, you can surely fry the cups, in that case roll the poori and apply it on the outer portion of the katori and insert the katoris in oil and fry. The Katori will separate in the oil and you can fry the shell. Hope this explains you.

Anonymous said...

wow..i love this post...i hve been on a chaat making spree these days and mostly u will see chaat recipes on on my blog...this is so cool...love it. do drop by...:)

Akshita said...

really yummy one
can we use potatoes instead of corn????

Akshita said...

potato filling instead of corn???

Pari said...

AKSHITA, you can go ahead with any flavourful filling, it can be potatoes, chana, sprouts,boiled peanuts.

Pari said...

Dershana, corn meal is the flour of corn and corn starch is white refined flour of corn which is a binder and thickener.

Akshita said...

Thanks a lot Pari

One more thing please, is there any substitute for corn meal in corn cups????

Akshita said...

Thanks a lot Pari :)

One more thing please, is there any substitute of corn meal in corn cups?

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