Cooking food is all about experimenting with new ingredients and flavors. I’m decently good at mix matching flavors and ingredients. Most of the times the experiments are quite successful and rarely disastrous. A few days back the kids came back after playing soccer and were very hungry. The younger one demanded to make something very interesting and new.
My mom always says that a good cook is a one who is able to cook good and tasty food from the ingredients available. So though my little grey cells were not of much help that day I still did not give up.I quickly rummaged through my fridge and pantry. My fridge was completely out of veggies and had two corn cobs staring at me. In the pantry, I knew I had a few ready to use pastes which were to be finished fast before expiry, amongst that was also the Thai Curry Paste.
I thought of making something using the two. I quickly removed the corn using my corn peeler and crushed it in the mixer.I must say that the corn peeler is one tool which I simply love. I added the Thai curry paste to the corn and tasted the mix, it tasted good so decided to make patty of the mix. I needed a binding agent, so used the potato flakes. I have started loving these flakes, they are so useful when one is in a hurry. I gradually added the flakes and adjusted the consistency.
The Tikkis turned out tasty and I kept 2pieces for S to taste. He liked it so much and was disappointed that I left only two pieces for him to sample. Since the mix of the tikki turned out tasty, I thought of posting it so clicked the pics in a hurry with two children hovering over me with hunger. So, pls do not assess my pics critically.
Thai Corn Tikki
2 American corn, grated
2tsp Thai green curry paste
1-1/2cups potato flakes
1tsp red chili flakes
salt to taste
oil for shallow frying
Remove the sweet corn from the cob and grind it coarsely.
To the corn, add the green curry paste and red chili flakes.
Add potato flakes gradually, these will absorb the moisture present in the corn. If required add a little water.
Take ping pong ball size mixture and wet the palm. Flatten it and shape it to like a tikki on the palm.
Smoothen the edges and shallow fry on both the sides till golden in colour.
Remove on a kitchen towel and serve hot with tomato sauce.
These tikkis are perfect finger foods for the kids. They are healthy and tasty too. If required one can omit the addition of chili flakes. I have added it solely because my kids love spice and corn has a sweet taste, the chili flakes balances that.
Sending it to Healthy Foods For Healthy Children- Preschooler snacks guest hosted here and originally the brainchild of Nithu.