Guess what?! I have another simple recipe to share with you. 🙂 My aunt’s mother in-law created this one, and it’s finger licking good! It’s a corn curry with onions, tomatoes, coconut, peanuts, spices, and of course corn! This curry can be enjoyed with naan, rice, or quinoa. Personally, I prefer quinoa because I like how it absorbs all the liquid from the curry.
See the Indian Spices post for more information on the spices used in this recipe.
Corn Curry (makes approximately 6-8 large servings)
1 large onion
3 15 ounce cans of corn
8 frozen corn on the cob halves (my aunt uses Green Giant)
1 12 ounce can fat-free evaporated milk
8 ounces of canned tomatoes
2 Roma tomatoes
2 Tbsp. olive oil
2 garlic cloves
1/2 inch piece of ginger
3 1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp. turmeric
1 tsp. ground red pepper
1/2 tsp. cumin seeds
pinch of asafoetida
1/2 cup ground peanuts
1/4 cup shredded coconut
-Finely chop the onion
-Grate the garlic and ginger
-Cut the tomatoes
-Boil the corn on the cob and cut each piece in half
1. Heat the oil on medium heat in a large pot.
2. Add the cumin seeds and asafoetida and allow to cook for a few minutes. Make sure the seeds don’t burn.
3. Add the onion and cook until soft and partially transparent.
4. Add the tomatoes (canned and fresh) and cook for a few more minutes until incorporated.
5. Add the salt, turmeric, ground red pepper, ginger, and garlic and cook for a few more minutes.
6. Add the corn (both canned and cobs).
7. Microwave the milk for 2 minutes and then add to the veggie mixture.
8. If you feel the curry is too thick and want to thin it out a bit, add 1/4 cup of water at a time until you reach your desired consistency.
9. Add the coconut and peanuts and allow to simmer.
Girls Night Out
My aunt and I decided to treat ourselves to a movie tonight, so we went to go watch “The Fighter.” If you haven’t had the chance to see this movie, please do so when you can. It was sooo good!!! I absolutely LOVED it. And I have a new-found love for Mark Wahlberg. 🙂 But seriously, I didn’t see what the hoopla was all about from the previews, but it really was an awesome movie. So now, as far as 2011 Oscar nominated movies are concerned, I’ve seen “Black Swan,” “The Fighter,” “Inception,” “The Social Network,” and “Toy Story 3.”
I realized that I haven’t really been sharing many pictures of myself on here, so here is one of me before our girls night out…
When I started this blog, I made an executive decision to keep it as positive as I could. BUT I do have to let something out tonight. Upon paying for our tickets and heading to the theatre, my aunt and I overheard a man ask the attendant what movies were playing around 7:15. The attendant gave the man some options, and the man then proceeded to ask if “The Fighter” had any sexual scenes or offensive language. Now, I don’t know why he didn’t just ask what it was rated but whatever. Anways, my aunt and I walked into the theatre and took our seats. Then about 5 minutes into the previews, in walks the man and his family, including 5 children under the age of 10 and a baby. I was soooo annoyed and appalled. Why would you bring your babies to “The Fighter?!?!?” Have some common sense! My aunt and I were talking about it all the way home because we were both so shocked. Parents act so innocent when their kids go crazy later on in life, but they never take a look at what influences they allowed into their lives at a younger age. Now, I know most parents would never allow their kids to watch this movie at such a young age, so I am not trying to generalize. I know that this man and his family were probably (or at least I hope) an exception. But still, it got me so worked up! I just don’t get it… If you’re wondering what ended up happening to the man and his kids, here’s the backend of the story. The 5 kids ended up leaving (probably to go watch a more age appropriate movie), the baby started crying, a young man got up to go complain to the manager, the man did not take his crying baby outside until about 5 minutes later, and then we finally got to watch the movie in peace. 🙂
I am done with my venting…thanks for listening (reading)!
Did you watch any of the movies that were nominated for an Oscar this year? What was your favorite?