Makai no chevdo recipe (Gujarati corn chivda)

Makai no chevdo recipe – This is Gujarati snack made from desi corn (makai) or sweet corn. In some part of Gujarat, it is known as makai khichdi.

Makai no chevdo recipe | Gujarati corn chivda recipe

Don’t get confused by the word chivda or chevdo. This is not dry kind which we make during the diwali like cornflakes chivda, cereal chivda or poha chivda. This is wet version and made from fresh corn or frozen.

The taste of makai chevdo is medium spicy with perfect balanced sweet and tangy taste. The spicy taste comes from green chilies only.

This is my mom’s recipe. I remember her making it during the monsoon when the corn is in season. She makes it from desi makai which is much different than American sweet corns. Here in USA, I can find only american corns, so I have used that.

The key to make it perfect, the proportion of sugar and lemon juice should be right. No one can give the exact measurements for sugar and lemon juice. It may vary and depends on the sweetness of the corn. For example, I used less sugar as I used american sweet corns. You may need little extra sugar, if using the desi makai. So always start with little amount, mix and taste. Add more if needed.

Addition of sesame seeds and coconut gives nutty flavor to the dish.

If you are making Jain recipe, please skip the ginger.


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1) If using the corn cobs, then you can directly grate it using box grater. Or remove the kernels and coarsely grind into the grinder or use the food processor. If using frozen corn kernels then defrost it and coarsely ground them. Take them along with its juice into the pressure cooker.

2) Add milk.
Makai no chevdo recipe | Gujarati corn chivda recipe

3) Mix well. Cover the cooker with lid. Put the weight on. Turn the heat on medium. Let it cook for 2 whistles.

4) Then let the pressure go down by itself. Open the lid. Most of the milk is absorbed and it will be thick. Keep it aside.
Makai no chevdo recipe | Gujarati corn chivda recipe

5) While pressure is releasing, prep all the ingredients for chevdo. because we need them one by one really quickly. So it is good idea to keep them handy before starting. Heat the oil in a pan on medium heat. Once hot add mustard seeds and let them pop.

6) Then add dried chili, cinnamon stick and cloves. Saute for a minute.
Makai no chevdo recipe | Gujarati corn chivda recipe

7) Then add sesame seeds. They will start to pop.

8) Then add ginger paste and chopped chilies. Saute for 30-40 seconds.
Makai no chevdo recipe | Gujarati corn chivda recipe

9) Add turmeric powder and asafetida.

10) Immediately mix it.
Makai no chevdo recipe | Gujarati corn chivda recipe

11) Then right away add crushed, boiled corn.

12) Mix it. and continue cooking till it gets thick. Keep stirring constantly.
Makai no chevdo recipe | Gujarati corn chivda recipe

13) It will be done in couple of minutes. So don’t go away.

14) Then add salt, sugar and garam masala. Mix well.
Makai no chevdo recipe | Gujarati corn chivda recipe

15) Add lemon juice.

16) Stir well. Taste it and see if you need more sugar or lemon juice. So alway starts with little amount and then add more if needed.
Makai no chevdo recipe | Gujarati corn chivda recipe

17) Then turn off the stove. Lastly add coconut and chopped coriander leaves.

18) Stir well and it is ready to serve.
Makai no chevdo recipe | Gujarati corn chivda recipe

The above mention quantity will make small portions for 2 servings snack. If having as a brunch or light meal you may need to make double batch.

Serving suggestion: Serve as makai no chevdo an afternoon snack. Or it can be served as a breakfast or brunch as well.

Makai no chevdo recipe | Gujarati corn chivda recipe

Makai no chevdo recipe | Gujarati corn chivda recipe
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Makai no chevdo recipe (Corn chivda recipe)

US measuring cups are used (1 cup = 240 ml)
Course Snack
Cuisine Gujarati, Indian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Yield 2 servings
Author Kanan

Ingredients (1 cup = 240 ml)

For pressure cooking:

  • 2 corns or 1 cup Sweet corn kernels or butte ke dane grated or coarsely ground
  • ¾ cup Milk

For makai chevdo:

  • 1 ½ -2 tablespoons Oil
  • ¼ teaspoon Mustard seeds
  • 1 Dried red chilies
  • ¼ inch Cinnamon stick
  • 2 Cloves
  • 1 teaspoon Sesame seeds
  • 1 teaspoon Ginger paste or freshly grated or crushed
  • 1 Green chili finely chopped
  • ¼ teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • a pinch Hing (Asafoetida)
  • Salt to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon Garam masala
  • ½ to 1 teaspoon Sugar
  • ½ to 1 teaspoon Lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon Desiccated coconut or freshly grated coconut
  • 2 tablespoons Cilantro or coriander leaves finely chopped

Instructions

Preparation and cooking corn:

  1. If using the corn cobs, then you can directly grate it using box grater. Or remove the kernels and coarsely grind into the grinder or use the food processor.
  2. If using frozen corn kernels then defrost it and coarsely ground them. Take them along with its juice into the pressure cooker.
  3. Add milk. Mix well. Cover the cooker with lid. Put the weight on. Turn the heat on medium.
  4. Let it cook for 2 whistles.
  5. Then let the pressure go down by itself. Open the lid.
  6. Most of the milk is absorbed and it will be thick. Keep it aside.

Making makai no chevdo recipe:

  1. Heat the oil in a pan on medium heat.
  2. Once hot add mustard seeds and let them pop.
  3. Then add dried chili, cinnamon stick and cloves. Saute for a minute.
  4. Then add sesame seeds. They will start to pop.
  5. Then add ginger paste and chopped chilies. Saute for 30-40 seconds.
  6. Add turmeric powder and asafetida. Immediately mix it.
  7. Then right away add crushed, boiled corn. Mix it. and continue cooking till it gets thick. Keep stirring constantly.
  8. It will be done in couple of minutes. So don’t go away.
  9. Then add salt, sugar and garam masala. Mix well.
  10. Also add lemon juice. Stir well. Taste it and see if you need more sugar or lemon juice. So alway starts with little amount and then add more if needed.
  11. Then turn off the stove.
  12. Lastly add coconut and chopped coriander leaves. Stir well

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