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Friday, September 28, 2012

Saturday Brunch : Corn Tikki

Ready for weekend brunches? 

Come Friday evening and Sanket & I set ourselves free from being bound by time! I sleep till my body begs me to leave bed. Breakfasts make place for brunches and if it's one of those chicken-or-mutton-on-menu days, lunch comes in at around 5 pm followed by a second round post mid-night! 
** Highly unhealthy, we know!**

There is this one recipe that I stumbled-upon on Pinterest; and like I do for every 1 out of 5 pins, I quickly pinned it! The tempting picture of the 'Corn Crisps' led me to the page with actual recipe. Easy to find ingredients and quick to prepare recipe caught me. So, this is one of those dishes, which is not just pinned but is also tried. 

Here's my version of the desi-fied Corn Crisps, which I call Corn Tikki!

  • 1/2 cup Refined Flour (maida)
  • 3/4 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin
  • 1/4 tsp Sugar
  • 1/8 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • 1/8 tsp Garam Masala Powder (optional)
  • 1-2 medium sized Green Chillies, chopped.
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/4 cup Milk
  • 1 tbsp unsalted Butter, melted
  • 2 cups Corn
  • Salt to taste
  • Chaat Masala to taste
  • Refined or Vegetable Oil
  • In a large bowl, combine flour, salt, baking powder, cumin, sugar, turmeric powder, red chilli powder and garam masala powder
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the egg, milk, and butter. 
  • Blend the two together. Add in the corn and green chilli.
  • Pour oil in large nonstick skillet and heat the oil
  • For each tikki, drop a tablespoon full of batter into the oil. Fry them, flipping sides till both the sides turn golden brown.

  • Remove the tikkis from oil and lay on tissue paper to soak extra oil.
  • Sprinkle Chaat Masala on top.
  • Serve hot with ketchup or chutney.
This was amazingly quick and tasted superb as well. Next, I want to try it without eggs. Lemme know if you have already done that. It will save me some disasters in kitchen!

Hope you'll give the recipe a try and enjoy it.
Have a happy and 'corn'acious weekend!

Link to the original recipe.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Hence Proved


'Hence Proved' the two words that have the power to take you back to the Algebra classes, where the ultimate goal was to prove that LHS=RHS and scribble 'hence proved' with pride, joy and satisfaction. Underlined for extra effect!

But why the title here is 'Hence proved' has nothing to do with Maths but with the equations I share with life. Everytime I am super excited about something, 'that something' changes it's route.

Latest: my Mom was to come! Tickets were booked two months in advance. I chalked out the plan to greet her with decent preparations. An elated me announced her visit to friends and collegues. The countdown went public on Facebook. The stage was all set to the finest details. I set the alarm for 4:45 AM and tried to contain my excitement so that I could sleep.

I had barely closed my eyes that the phone rang. Dad on the other side. My thoughts- Mom's flight must have departed... but Dad says it's cancelled and it was no joke!


Upset, I laid wide awake for the next couple of hours, rolling from side to side. Nobody had any idea about the re-arrangements, including the airways! All I knew was that there was no longer the need for the 4:45 AM alarm and my excitement was all marred!

Hence proved... Get super Excited about something and watch destiny crush it!! True yesterday and today!

Lesson learned.. Control your emotions.. Don't let destiny know what you are waiting for ;)