Corn Capsicum

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Corn Capsicum

Corn capsicum is a delightful and colorful dish made with corn kernels and bell peppers (capsicum). It’s a flavorful and nutritious side dish that can be prepared in various ways. Here’s a basic recipe for making corn capsicum:

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups corn kernels (fresh, frozen, or canned)
  • 2 bell peppers (capsicum), preferably different colors (red, yellow, green), chopped into small pieces
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1-2 green chilies, finely chopped (adjust to your spice preference)
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chili powder (adjust to your spice preference)
  • 1/2 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garam masala (optional)
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tablespoons cooking oil
  • Fresh cilantro leaves, chopped for garnish

Instructions:

  1. Prepare the Ingredients:
  • If using fresh corn on the cob, boil or steam the corn until tender, and then remove the kernels. If using frozen or canned corn, drain and set them aside.
  • Chop the bell peppers into small pieces, finely chop the onion, mince the garlic, and finely chop the green chilies.
  1. SautΓ© the Aromatics:
  • Heat the cooking oil in a large skillet or frying pan over medium heat. Add the cumin seeds and let them sizzle for a few seconds.
  • Add the minced garlic and chopped green chilies. SautΓ© for a minute or until the garlic becomes fragrant and lightly golden.
  1. Add Onions and Peppers:
  • Add the finely chopped onions and bell peppers to the skillet. SautΓ© for about 5-7 minutes, or until they become soft and slightly caramelized.
  1. Add Spices:
  • Stir in the turmeric powder, red chili powder, coriander powder, garam masala (if using), and salt. Mix well to coat the vegetables with the spices.
  1. Add Corn:
  • Add the corn kernels to the skillet and stir to combine them with the peppers and onions. Cook for another 5-7 minutes, or until the corn is heated through and slightly crispy.
  1. Garnish and Serve:
  • Remove the skillet from heat. Garnish the corn capsicum with chopped fresh cilantro leaves.
  1. Serve:
  • Serve the corn capsicum as a side dish with roti, naan, or rice. It can also be used as a filling for tacos or burritos or enjoyed on its own as a light and flavorful snack.

Corn capsicum is a versatile dish that you can customize to suit your taste. You can add other vegetables like peas, carrots, or tomatoes, and adjust the spice level to your preference. Enjoy this colorful and delicious dish!