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Sweet and spicy corn

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Sweet and spicy corn
A sweet corn tastes even better when spiced in a Nepalese style. A must try recipe!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
  • 5 cups Sweet corn separated from cob
  • 1 cup Red onion sliced thin
  • 1 medium sized, or to taste Jalapeno or any desired fresh chili sliced thin
  • 1 tsp Cumin powder - 1 tsp
  • 2 tsp Salt some more salt for boiling
  • 1 tsp Ghee
  • 1/2 cup Fried cilantro (fried coriander leaves)
  • 1 cup Vegetable oil
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
  • 5 cups Sweet corn separated from cob
  • 1 cup Red onion sliced thin
  • 1 medium sized, or to taste Jalapeno or any desired fresh chili sliced thin
  • 1 tsp Cumin powder - 1 tsp
  • 2 tsp Salt some more salt for boiling
  • 1 tsp Ghee
  • 1/2 cup Fried cilantro (fried coriander leaves)
  • 1 cup Vegetable oil
Instructions
  1. Boil the corn with cob in salted water until soft. It may take around 10 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile when the corn is boiling, slice the onion and chili.
  3. Clean the cilantro (fresh coriander leaves) by separating leaves from the stem. Keep small amount of stems with leaves. Keep them like small florets.
  4. In a medium hot vegetable oil, fry the cilantro leaves just for a second until it turns dark green. Remove from the oil immediately and place it on a paper towel or a dry surface.
  5. After the corn is boiled, separate the corn from the cob and spread it on the tray. Use a knife to cut the corn from the cob. Gently separate the corn which are sticked together.
  6. Heat up a pan, and add ghee. Add onions and cook only until translucent.
  7. Add corn, salt and cumin powder. Cook for few minutes while continuously stirring. Wait until it starts making popping sound. Then add sliced chili and stir only for a minute. Turn off the heat.
  8. Garnish with fried cilantro before serving. Serve hot.
Recipe Notes

Above recipe is an appetizer or can also be served as a side accompaniment vegetable with any main dish.
Dudhe makai in Nepali (sweet corn), is the right corn to prepare this dish. The best taste can be obtained from the fresh corn before they reach harvesting season.
Any chilis can be used, the only thing we have to remember is that not to cook chili too much. That is why we only add it right before corn is ready to serve. This way chili still remains crunchy and tastes fresh.
We can cook the onion and corn separately and mix all the ingredients together in a large bowl, when they are cold. Chopped cilantro can also be used. This way, this recipe turns into a cold version. In Nepali language it could be called as SANDEKO DUDHE MAKAI.

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Cucumber salad, kakroko achar

CUCUMBER SALAD (KAKROKO ACHAR)

Cucumber – 2 pieces medium sized, long julienne cut from mandolin or hand cut, or any cut 
desired. (Note: discard seeds part)
Dry red chili – 5 toasted, deseeded, and grinded
Dried orange peel – 1/2 tsp ground
Mustard seeds – 1 tsp toasted and grinded
Szechuan peppers – 1 tsp toasted and grinded
Dill leaves (saufko saag) – half bunch chopped
Sesame Oil – 1 tbsp
Lemon Juice – 2 tbsp
black and white sesame seeds – 1 tbsp, toasted
Salt – 3 tsp

Directions –

– All seeds must be toasted and grinded seperately, except sesame seeds
– mix all the ingredients in a separate bowl except cucumbers
– toss the mixture with the cucumbers
– while service, drizzle some chili oil

CHILI OIL-

Dry red chili – 5-7 pieces, coarsely grinded on grinder or hand chopped 
Sesame Oil – 2 tbsp
Vegetable Oil – 2 tbsp

Directions –

– Mix all the ingredients together
– heat up mixture until hot only, turn the heat off immediately
– Leave the mixture in a room temperature for 24 hours
– Strain the oil and use it for several weeks

DRIED ORANGE PEEL –

METHOD 1, NATURAL
– Spread the orange peel on a clean surface out in the sun, until completely dries out in 1 – 2 days. Check and continue dehydrating if needed. 
METHOD 2, BY USING DEHYDRATOR 
– By using dehydrating machine, leave the machine turned on for at least 24 hours. Check and continue dehydrating if needed. 
METHOD 3, OVEN DEHYDRATING
– Spread the orange peel on a sheet pan, leave it in the oven overnight while the pilates are running. Check and continue dehydrating if needed.

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Nepalese Style Meat And Cheese Platter

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  • Preparation time: 10 minutes
  • Difficulty: Easy

Ingredients

  • Yak cheese
  • Salami
  • Buffalo jerky (Nepalese dried meat)
  • Chinese pears or Asian pears (Naspati)
  • Honey Comb (mauriko chaka)
  • Cream crackers or cheese crackers
  • Grapes

Directions

  • Cut the cheese and meat in desired sizes, preferably bite size pieces.
  • Arrange all the ingredients on a wood board or a plate neatly.

 

NOTE: Above recipe is one of the non-cooking snack that can be prepared with desirable local cheese, cured and dried meat, fruits etc.

If due to unavailability of yak cheese, one could be replaced with any type desired cheeses. Sandwich cheeses like American, Cheddar, Swiss, Monterey Jack, Mozzarella, Provolone etc., are not generally recommended. Try using different kinds of cheese as soft, semi soft, and hard.

Walnuts, pecans, almonds, pistachio or any nuts can also be used to prepare a meat and cheese platter.

Any kind of crackers, bread, or biscuits can be served.

Honey comb can be replaced with honey, fruit jam, or fruit puree.

Meat and cheese platter are served as a beverage snack from a smaller plate to bigger serving trays. Various cutting techniques and arranging ingredients in a beautiful way may give an outstanding appearance and create a certain kind of atmosphere.

YUMMY!