Steamed Makkacholam / Steamed Field Corn

Steamed Makkacholam / Steamed Field Corn

Steamed Field Corn:

Okay, I agree…its not exactly a recipe to be posted here! But you see, munching on field corn in U.S(not the sweet corn) was one unfulfilled wish to me and AK. One day…I happened to spot a cart full of field corn, placed outside the local farmer’s market! When I bagged few, the owner and friend Liz was so reluctant to sell it to me…she was insisting that it is not ‘as sweet as I think…its very starchy and Malar, I would not sell that kind of stuff to you:( Hmmmm, its culture thing to expect everything sweet and soft here. Being an Indian, I wanted something grainy-coarse and starchy:) Well, anyhooo…the one which I bagged that day was also ‘kind of sweet:( When we visited India, recently…AK was so upset to see ‘American Sweet Corn’ in ever Super Market! Oh, even the pushcart vendors these days, sold only’sweet corn – butter flavored’ :( at the exhibitions and beach !!He was going on like this…whats wrong with this people!!! Later, when we arrived back here, we persuaded one of our family friend, John…who owns few acres of corn field, at Water Valley. So, he promised us’ he will raise at least 10 plants solely for us, the old fashioned field corn! We waited too long for it to arrive…Duh…finally I was so thrilled to hold them! As I steamed the ‘corn’ it stirred up all the nostalgic past of childhood… how we used to buy these ‘cholams’ way back from School…and as the earthly flavor filled the room, it really did’ fulfilled our wish:)


11 Responses so far.

  1. Jay says:

    lovely presentation…hot cholams for this chill weather…mmm..divine..
    Tasty appetite

  2. says:

    Perfect with a knob of butter and a sprinkle of salt and peppeer.

  3. Sayantani says:

    but I prefer the roasted ones on slow wood fire and then smeared with lemon jucie, salt n chili powder. my mouth is watering.

  4. U made me remember those days… yeah we dont get them here.. even in india now… glad u found some :)

  5. Biny Anoop says:

    Yes malar…me too love it…esp the one they roast on charcoal and rub it with salt and chilli on a lemon wedge.

  6. Chitra says:

    so good…..yummy!

  7. Mrs K says:

    It was so sweet of John to especially grow some field corns for you:)Nothing like eating a field corn on a rainy day with kala namak and neebu rubbed on it,from one of those street carts/thelas :) Brought back memories from mothi jheel Kanpur

  8. Mrs K says:

    I just commented but I think I messed up with the page…so again-It was very sweet of John to especially grow thw field corn for you:)nothing like eating a sika hua bhutta with kala namak and neebu rubbed on it,brought back memories of Moti Jheel Kanpur,India

  9. divya says:

    Drool worthy so perfect…Beautiful clicks.

  10. Jisha says:

    superb..lovely clicks tooo

  11. oh my my this is just wonderful evening steamy snack in our family!

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