Already two days of the hyped long weekend is almost getting over. Nothing of my plans happened though… I was wanting to clean the whole house inside out, but I have not even started. Friday and Saturday is going to fly off in a jiffy and it’s back to office and school. Sigh… It has been a horrible week for those in Chennai due to the heavy rainfall obstructing life and bringing it to a complete halt. Things don’t look so good, though the news say that the rains have halted and hopefully things will get better. It is Allah’s tests in many ways – how much we wish for rain, but when it continuously rains, the way it can dislodge life is unimaginable. My thoughts are with all my blogger friends who are struggling to get back to their normal life schedules soon, InShaAllah….
I have not heard of anybody who doesn’t like corn. I have a mad bunch at home, who will clean up cobs and cobs of corn! Hehe…. Now being season and available at a very low cost in the market, it means that I have to keep buying it till it disappears from the vegetable aisles! The abba and daughters fight over the last bit, which makes me want to buy it whenever I see it. Something that really erked me was when I shared the picture of my cooked corn over Whassup and a friend commented, “You know this is GMO?” 😮 Darn… What can we eat in this world if we really go to see in that terms? Unless and until we grow it in our own backyards, we are not assured of anything. Moreover, how can we be even sure that the seeds received from the market are not GMO? Leaving that aside…
Normally, corn is grilled and made, but since there is no grill at home, umma would always pressure cook corn in salted water. This ensures that by the time it is cooked, the corn is sufficiently salted and when you dig in your teeth, it pushes out a juicy texture! I guess this is the easiest way that you can enjoy your corn of cob… Off to the way I have learned to make it from umma… I don’t know if it is a recipe, but I am sure many of us, including myself, don’t buy stuff we may like just because we have no idea to cook! 🙂
In between my clicking, I just couldn’t resist digging in… hehe… Once the shot was done, I just slathered the butter all over, squeezed that lemon and finished it off! Yumm…
- 4 fresh corn on the cob
- Water and salt as required
- Butter and/or lemon to serve
- Peel off the skin of the corn, wash well.
- Put as whole or cut into half into a pressure cooker, fill up water enough to cover it completely. Add in salt.
- Pressure cook for one whistle on high and leave on simmer for 15 minutes.
- Switch off and allow the pressure to go on its own.
- Drain off the liquid and serve hot with a slather of butter or squeeze of lemon... or any way you like!