Sweet Corn Curry

Sweet Corn Curry

sweet corn curry
Sweet Corn Curry with Peas Pulao

Sweet corn is much loved in our home and in all forms especially charcoal roasted corn on the cob (butta) with a mixture of salt, chili powder and lemon juice sprinkled over it. Nehal is fond of creamy corn with pasta or corn fritters while Satish and I like to relish it in the form of a curry with roti or flavored rice. With a lot of fresh corn cobs sitting in my fridge, thanks to a dear friend, I went on a sweet corn binge for a couple days. Made bread pizza with sweet corn, steamed corn cobs, vegetable au gratin with corn being a star player, corn vadas with lots of coriander and sweet corn curry to go with peas pulao.

Corn Curry

Sweet Corn Curry

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  • Cook time:
  • Serves: 4

Main Ingredients:

  1. sweet corn


  • Sweet corn kernels - 2 cups
  • Capsicum - 1, chopped into small pieces (optional)
  • Onion - 1, large, finely chopped
  • Green chilies - 2, slit length wise
  • Ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp
  • Kasuri methi - 1 tsp, lightly crushed
  • Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Red chili powder - 1 tsp
  • Coriander powder - 1 1/2 tsps
  • Garam masala powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Tomatoes - 2, finely chopped
  • Cashew nuts - 5, soak in 3 tbsps milk and make a smooth paste.
  • Fresh coriander leaves - 2 tbsps, finely chopped
  • Fresh cream - 1 tbsp (or malai)
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil - 1 1/2 tbsps


  1. Heat oil in a cooking vessel. Once hot, add the onions and saute till transparent Add green chilies and ginger garlic paste and saute for 3 mts on low to medium flame. Add capsicum pieces and saute for 5 mts.
  2. Add kasuri methi and saute for 2 mts. Add turmeric powder, red chili powder, coriander powder, cumin powder and salt. Mix.
  3. Add the tomatoes and saute till oil separates. Add corn and mix. Place lid and cook for 4 mts. Add half of the coriander leaves and 11/2 cups water and bring to a boil.
  4. Place lid and reduce flame and cook for 15-18 mts. Add garam masala powder, cashew nut paste and mix. Cook for 2 tms. Add fresh cream and mix continuously for a mt on low flame. Turn off heat.
  5. Remove to the serving bowl and garnish with fresh coriander leaves and serve with roti, naan or flavored rice.



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  • Nandita

    Awesome curry!! Looks fantastic :)

  • http://www.dipsdiner.com/ Dipti Joshi

    Nice accompaniment for mild rice dish.

  • http://www.blendwithspices.com/ Hari Chandana

    Such a delicious and tempting side dish.. looks perfect !!

  • Apu

    Wonderful!! Looks super for rotis!!

  • Pavithra R

    Delicious dish, I’m sure it is a killer combination with phulka!!

  • Krithi Karthi

    Super delish! love the deep brown color of the curry!

  • Shalini

    I tried this recipe and it was fabulous. Thanks

  • Mallika Basu

    Great idea!

  • Mallika Basu

    Great idea!

  • Srimadhurigunturi

    yummy recipe sailu.sweetcorn,mamulu mokkajonna okatena?pls clarify my doubt.

    • http://sailusfood.com/ Sailu | Indian Food

      Indian variety of mokkajonna are not as sweet as the American sweet corn. You can use native variety of corn kernels or American sweet corn kernels. I used American sweet corn.

  • Adam

    Delicious. Thx very much.

  • Susan

    I have 2 questions: Cumin powder is listed in Methods, but not in ingredients. Does anyone know how much to use? Also, ingredients says 5 cashews. Is this correct? 5 individual cashews? Thanks!

    • http://sailusfood.com/ Sailu | Indian Food

      Pinch of cumin powder will do. Yes, it is 5 individual cashew nuts.

  • Nalini

    I cannot see the recipe. Can you please post the recipe again?
    I would really like to try this dish.

  • sathya

    wow…….. i tried this recipe. it tastes yummy. i’ve 1 question. howmuch time does the corn kernels take for cooking? how can we identify tat the corn was cooked

    • http://sailusfood.com/ Sailu | Indian Food

      I have mentioned above in the recipe, the cooking time. It should not take more than 15 mts from the time to rapid boil.

  • Shravani B

    i just made it
    And it is very very nice
    It was actually the first curry ive ever cooked
    So itll always remain special :)
    I love the taste
    The sweetness of the corn and the tanginess of the capsicum
    Made it one amazing dish
    Thank you so much :)
    Take care!

  • Nad

    Which sweetcorn kernels do i use. Frozen pack?

    • http://sailusfood.com/ Sailu | Indian Food

      You can use frozen kernels too.

  • Nad

    Or is it dry kernels?

    • http://sailusfood.com/ Sailu | Indian Food

      No, fresh corn kernels.

  • disqus_0Pq750gRoW

    just for your info, u didn’t write that we needed cumin in the ingredients of the recipe.

  • Prathibha

    tried this… turned out Excellent… thnx for sharing the recipe !

  • disqus_ddzEidF1zH

    Can we make without cream

  • RK

    Hi Sailu,

    what can i use as a substitute for cream? thanks.

    • http://sailusfood.com/ Sailu | Indian Food

      Malai or cashew nut paste.

  • Mounica

    I tried this recipe and it turned out great,Thanks for the recipe Sailu.
    Tip- If anyone is making the dish with canned corn you can omit the step which calls for adding 1 1/2 cup of water and boiling for 15 min as the corn are already boiled. Just add 1/2 cup or less based on how much gravy you prefer.