Spicy Indian Corn

Spicy Indian Corn

Whether served at Thanksgiving or at an evening dinner, this side dish perks up the meal!


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Serves: 6 person(s) Change

Preparation Time: 15 mins
Cooking Time: 13 mins

Yield: 6 x 1/2 cup servings

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  • 3 - 4 large ears fresh corn, or 3-1/2 cups defrosted frozen corn kernels
  • 1 Tbsp canola oil
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds, preferably black
  • 1 serrano chili pepper, sliced into thin rounds
  • 1/4 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1 dash each of salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 1 tsp lime juice
  • 2 Tbsp chopped cilantro


Slice the corn kernels off the cob (yield will be about 3 cups). Set aside.

In a heavy skillet, heat the oil over medium-high heat until it shimmers. Add the mustard seeds and shake the pan occasionally. When the seeds start to pop, cover the pan until they stop. If necessary, reduce the heat to avoid burning. When the seeds stop sputtering, mix in the chili pepper. Add the turmeric, stirring to dissolve it in the oil.

Add the corn, mixing to coat it with the oil. Cover, reduce the heat to medium-low, and cook until the corn is tender-crisp, 6 to 8 minutes, stirring it 3 times.

Remove from heat and season with salt and pepper. Mix in the lime juice and cilantro. Serve hot, warm or at room temperature.

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Nutritional Info (per serving)

CALORIES 101 cals
Kilojoules 424 kJ
Fat 3.4 g
Saturated Fat 0.3 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 40 mg
Carbohydrates 17.9 g
Fiber 2.6 g
Total Sugars 3.3 g
Protein 3.1 g
Calcium 367.0 mg
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