Corn Sundal

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Author Notes: 'Sundal' stir fries are to South Indians what Shrimp was to Bubba in the movie Forrest Gump..We tend to make Sundal out of almost anything..peanuts, Fresh edamame, Fava beans...Anything that remotely resembles a bean or grain & the South Indian Eyes reflect a bowl of Sundal stirfried with shallots, Fresh chilies & a Sprig of curry leaves!Panfusine

Makes ~ 2 cups

  • 2 ears of corn on the cob
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/2 cup Finely diced shallots or the white part of scallions
  • 1 tablespoon Canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon asafetida
  • 1/4 teaspoon Paprika
  • 1 sprig curry leaves
  • Salt to taste
  • Juice of 1/2 a lemon
  • 1-2 small green chillies cut into small pieces
  1. Boil the corn cobs in salted water adding turmeric to impart color.
  2. Remove from the water, allow to cool & remove the kernels off from the cob.
  3. heat oil in a skillet and add the mustard seeds, when they sputter, add the shallots, green chiles, torn curry leaves and asafetida. Saute till the shallots turn translucent.
  4. Add the boiled corn, paprika & any extra salt as required, stir to combine. Lower heat, cover and simmer for about 5-7 minutes to allow the flavors to combine.
  5. Transfer to a serving dish, drizzle with lemon juice & serve.
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over 3 years ago sexyLAMBCHOPx

Love the head-note, as well. Looks so tasty and I'm learning so much about Indian food from you.


over 3 years ago Panfusine

Thanks sexyLAMPCHOPx! & Yes, we southies end up 'sundalfying' almost anything.. (Next Target: French Puy lentils!)


over 3 years ago sexyLAMBCHOPx

LOVE French Puy Lentils - I cook them, year round, almost 2x a month - Can't wait!


over 3 years ago EmilyC

This looks delicious!


over 3 years ago Panfusine

Thanks EmilyC!


over 3 years ago lapadia

Beautiful presentation and I love your headnote, too!!


over 3 years ago Panfusine

Thanks Lapadia.. Its interesting how the same base of flavors for sauteeing the Sundal stir fries brings out the individual flavors & textures of the corn, or peanut, or whatever the legume used.


over 3 years ago creamtea

mmmmm, this sounds good.


over 3 years ago Panfusine

Thanks Creamtea