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Farm Fresh

Hot Corn

The monsoons are incomplete without fresh corn. This gift of nature is not only a delight to eat, but also contains plenty of health benefits as well.

While there are several ways to consume corn, a familiar recipe has its own gourmet delight. Here is one that combines the fresh taste of corn with the familiar taste of kebabs.

Corn Kebab

To make tasty corn kebabs in half an hour, mix grated corn with potato, cheese and some seasoning. Portion the mixture and form into round kebabs. Fry the kebabs in oil over medium heat till they are golden brown in colour.

Serve the corn kebabs piping hot with a sauce or chutney of your choice.

Another quick way to savour corn is in the form of chaat, mixed with pomegranate seeds and orange pieces. If you like soup, try the potato and corn soup with herbs like basil and parsley. The versatility of corn makes it easy to add to other recipes such as pakodas, tarts and burgers.

Health facts: Corn is rich in natural fibre that ensures good digestion. It also has a high carbohydrate content that can provide energy for hours. Corn is also rich in vitamins C and E, thiamine, niacin, and minerals that nourish the skin and hair. In addition, its anti-oxidants help us ward off several illnesses such as diabetes and hypertension.