This is a Nita Mehta's recipe from her Microwave Cooking book. i do not prefer cooking in the microwave but got the book since it had some lovely recipes so I just make them on the stove top. This is one easy recipes and tastes great with roti, chapati, parathas or puri.

3-4 Black cardamoms (Moti Elaichi)
2 onions chopped finely
1 tomato chopped finely
1/4 tsp sugar
1 tsp red chili powder
1/4 tsp turmeric
1 cup plain curds
1 cup frozen corn
2 green chilies
1/4 tsp garam masala
fresh coriander leaves for garnish
salt to taste

Grind to a smooth Paste using little water
1/4 cup grated coconut, fresh or unsweetened dessicated coconut
2 tsp poppy seeds
7 cashew nuts


  1. Heat oil in a pan. Add the open black cardamoms.
  2. Add the onions and cook till they are translucent.
  3. Add the sugar, red chili powder, turmeric and salt. Mix well.
  4. Add the ground Paste and cook till oil separates.
  5. Add the tomato and cook for 5 minutes.
  6. Beat the curds well.
  7. Add the curds, corn and garam masala. Add some water to get desired consistency.Mix well.
  8. Cover and cook on low for 10 minutes or till the corn is cooked.
  9. Garnish with fresh coriander leaves and serve.

Microwave Version
  1. In a microwave safe dish add 3 tbsp oil and opened black cardamoms. Microwave on high for 2 minutes uncovered.
  2. Add onions, sugar, red chili powder, turmeric powder and salt. Mix well and microwave for 3 minutes.
  3. Add the ground paste and tomatoes. Mix well cover and microwave on high for 5 minutes.
  4. Add the yogurt, corn, chilies and garam masala. Mix well. Microwave for 7 minutes stirring once in between.
  5. Add 1/2 cup water and microwave for 2 minutes.
  6. Let it stand for 2 minutes, garnish with coriander leaves and serve.


Divya said...

This ought to be easy and quick in a microwave... nice one!

Divya Vikram said...

Havent tried any curry with corn..Nice one.looks yummy

Sujatha said...

Yummy Korma, Medhaa! And nice to see a M/W version too. thanks for sharing.. :)

Cham said...

Never made any kurma with corn but sounds delicious :)

Alka said...

Simple ,tasty and above all it cud be used as a versatile curry,since any of the veggie can be used.....I think its high time i start using some curd instead of just tomatoes,i think that will make lot of difference in texture and tanginess.....
thanks for sharing!

Priti said...

This looks real different and yummy..thanks for sharing the recipe :)


lovely dish.. can take anything made out of corn .. iam like u, i dont like cooking in microwave & prefer the stove top ..

Sireesha said...

Curry with corn is new to me..It looks very delicious and tasty.Will try soon as some corn is stored in my fridge.

Bhawana said...

wow this is good one. Looking very tempting di.

Uma said...

mmm. corn kurma! looks awesome.

Illatharasi said...

looks tempting and too yummy!

Sunshinemom said...

Maine bhi yeh blogging dinon ke pehle isi book se banaaya tha! I love Nita Mehta - all her recipes taste yum, and your pic. does justice to her recipe!

Vij said...

Hi ya
This is my first time here. You have a lovely space.
Corn kurma looks so yummy n quite innovative.
I am pretty new to this blogsphere..jus popped in to say a hi!

Kitchen Flavours said...

Wow looks awesome.

easycrafts said...

Looks yummy...never tried side dish with corn till now..thanks for the recipe

Sireesha said...

Today for dinner I made corn korma and it came out very well and yummy.It was hit in my family.Thanks for sharing such a nice recipe.

Adlak's tiny world said...

My first visit in yr blog Medha. Nice presentation and yummy recepies. Happy blogging.

Tanu said...

it is a very good, easy & different reciepe

uno said...

hmmm yummy .. I really like this food looks so delicious .. .. I want to try it

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