Bhutte Ka Kees - Savory Corn Porridge
Corn - Monsoons bring along with them this delicious staple to make a variety of dishes. One of the very famous Bhutte ka kees (savory corn Porridge) is our favourite. It's monsoon-time which means abundant availability of Corns all around. So let's get to making some deliciousness.
Here's my take on the delicious Corn Kees which is a famous street food and is widely popular in our region.
This savoury Corn Porridge is so delicious. Having this for breakfast is a bliss.
2 Cup Corn Kernels - Blended/Grated
2 tbsp Oil (flavourless)
1 tsp Coriander Powder mirchi jeera saunf haldi garam masala
1 tsp Red Chilli powder
1 tsp Saunf or fennel seeds
1 tsp Garam Masala
1/2 tsp Haldi/turmeric Powder
Asfotedia/Heeng a pinch
2 Green chillies finely chopped
Salt to taste
1 tbsp Lemon juice
2 tsp Sugar
1 Cup water (1/2 Cupwhen using American corn)
Coriander leaves and shredded coconut for Garnish
In a heavy bottomed pan heat 2 tbsp oil and add heeng til it sizzles. Add jeera(cumin seeds), coriander powder, red chilli powder, turmeric, and fennel seeds. Saute the spices on low flame till they turn aromatic.
Add in chopped chillies and saute for a minute.
Pour in the Grated corn and stir continuously. Slow cook the corn stirring on regular intervals to prevent from sticking.
Once the water from the corn evaporates it should all come together in a lump and leave the pan easily.
When the corn is cooked completely add in 1 Cup of water and sugar -mix well. Season with salt and garam masala and let it simmer for a minute.
Serve hot garnished with grated coconut, coriander leaves and lemon juice.
Bhutte Ka Kees garnished with Shredded coconut - coriander leaves.
Pro - Tip : Slow cook all the dry spices in oil till they turn aromatic. Then add the blended corn and cook until it dries out and cooks.
This milkshake is our take on the traditional Bhutte ka Kees we have all been devouring for years. Just addition of the zesty lemon brings in the freshness and elevates the dish. Quick and easy to make, and can be had as breakfast, snack or dinner.