This blog is dedicated to Mum, my greatest mentor. It is a compilation of simple recipes - Bengali, Indian, Burmese and Continental, among others. All of these recipes have been tested in my kitchen. Most use everyday ingredients found at your local market, but some use specialty ingredients available at Asian and/or Indian markets. Comments are welcome and members are invited to send in any recipes they would like to share.
I've labeled this kid-friendly because I've purposely omitted green onions and hot 'n spicy chilies. All it takes is a package of frozen corn (thawed overnight in the fridge), a seedless cucumber, tomatoes, salt and lime juice. Tossed together in a bowl, it makes a perfect side dish for a picnic or Mother's Day brunch. If this is being made for adults, all optional ingredients are a must to bump up the flavor.
1 (16 oz.) pkg. frozen corn kernels, thawed
1 beefsteak tomato, diced
1 seedless cucumber, peeled & diced
1 shallot, diced (optional) 1 green chili, diced (optional)
2 small or 1 large sweet red pepper, diced (optional)
salt to taste
juice of 1 lime
Toss it all in a bowl and refrigerate until ready to serve.