Thursday 11 October 2018

Navratri 2018 - Day 2 - Yellow

Yellow is one of my favorite colors but it’s only now that I found out, yellow foods contain nutrients like beta-carotene, potassium, vitamin C among many others. These nutrients do a number of things, some of which are reducing age-related degeneration, the risk of prostate cancer, lowering cholesterol and blood pressure, assisting in detoxification and encouraging a healthy alkaline balance. I read somewhere one of the 5 yellow foods one needs to eat to save our gut is Sweet Corn. Therefore, on the second day of Navratri which is associated with the color yellow I decided to make a preparation using sweet corn taught by mom. There’s no assigned name to this dish so I just call it Mom’s style Sweet Corn.

Sweet Corn - Mom’s style
Yellow corn has more nutrient value than white. It’s an excellent source of dietary fiber, loaded with vitamins B1 and B5, vitamin C, manganese among many others. ½ a cup of corn has about 75 calories and two grams of protein and almost four grams of fiber.
The ingredients of my preparation are:
1.    Olive Oil – 1 tsp
2.    Cumin Seeds – 1/2 tsp
3.    Curry Leaves – few (optional)
4.    Green Chilly – to taste, chopped
5.    Onions
6.    2 Cups Sweet Corn
7.    Crushed peanuts
8.    Salt – to taste
9.    Lemon Juice – to taste
10.    Cilantro (Coriander) – few chopped

Although the list of ingredients is a bit long, the preparation time is less than 20 mins with all ingredients ready.
1. Heat oil in a non-stick pan
2. When oil is hot enough, add cumin seeds, curry leaves, green chilies and mix
3. Add chopped onions and sauté until light brown
4. Add salt mix well, cover and cook for 5 minutes. Stir in between to prevent sticking
5. Add crushed peanut mix again and cook for another 5 minutes
6. Remove pan from heat, add lemon juice, coriander and mix

Main ingredient:

Final dish!

And my yellow outfits:

Hope you guys are having fun this Navratri!
Jai Mata Di!

  For So-Saree Canada


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