Corn Sambhar ( Baby and Toddler Recipe)


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A quicker version of sambar that's also a variation of the traditional recipe. Grated corn is tempered with mild curry powder. This dish is good with steamed rice or vegetable idlis. Curry powder is a blend of spices that is available at most grocery stores. While cooking for your baby, choose the mildest variety of curry powder available.

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Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:     Makes 1.25 cups
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1/4 cup grated sweet corn cob
1/2 tsp ghee
1/4 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
a pinch of asafoetida (hing)
1 tbsp finely chopped onions
1/4 cup finely chopped tomatoes
a pinch of curry powder
salt to taste

  1. Heat the ghee in a deep non-stick pan, add the cumin seeds.
  2. When the seeds crackle, add the asafoetida and onions and sauté on a medium flame for 2 minutes.
  3. Add the tomatoes, corn, curry powder and salt, mix well and cook on a medium flame for another 2 to 3 minutes.
  4. Add 1 cup of water, mix well and bring to a boil, while stirring once in between.
  5. Serve lukewarm with vegetable idlis or steamed rice.

Nutrient values 1¼ cups
EnergyProteinCarbohydratesFatVitamin-AVitamin-CCalciumIronFolic acidFibre
119 kcal 3.6 gm 19.0 gm 3.2 gm 180.5 mcg 15.8 mg 30.3 mg 1.0 mg 12.4 mcg 1.6 gm

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