Tareko Makai

Tareko Makai (Nepalese Fried Corn)

1 Pinch asafoetida

5-6 Pieces black pepper corns

8 Corn Kernels

½ Tsp cumin seeds

½ Tsp garam masala powder

1 Tsp ginger +garlic paste

2-4 Pieces green chillies cut into half

1 Tsp green coriander leaves chopped

1-5 Pieces lemon wedges,

11/12 Tbs refined oil or pure ghee

½ Tsp turmeric powder

2 Tbsp water

Salt to taste.


1)      Heat the oil in a karahi or non stick pan add asafoetida, cumin seeds, black peppercorns, let it crackle for 50 seconds.

2)      Add ginger+garlic paste keep stirring time to time till the ginger+garlic are cooked.

3)      Add the corn, green chillies, turmeric powder and salt.

4)      Add garam masala.

5)      Add 2 tbsp of water cover the pan  and cook on the low flame for about 3 minutes or till the corns are tender and water is socked.

6)      Serve hot garnished with lemon wedges and  green coriander leaves.

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