Corn Methi Masala - Jain Recipe - No Onion No Garlic

I always thought that cooking without onions and garlic the dish would be tasteless and this myth is completely gone from by mind. The food is so delicious, you will never know that no onion and garlic has been used in this dish.  I, have now decided whenever onions and garlic prices increase, will cook food without using them.  Am, sure if we all boycott onions and garlic in weekly shopping these prices will automatically come down.

1 Cup Corn kernels - boiled
1 Cup Methi - finely chopped
2 Tablespoons - Tomato puree
1 Teaspoon Cumin seeds
1 Teaspoon Red Chilly powder
1/4 Teaspoon Turmeric powder
1/2 Teaspoon ginger - chopped
2 Green chillies - chopped
10 Cashewnut pieces
1/2 Teaspoon Garam masala
1 Teaspoon Sugar
Salt to taste
1 Tablespoon Butter 

 3 Tablespoon Oil

For Garnishing
1 Teaspoon Cheese - Grated
1 Teaspoon Butter

Grind the green chillies, ginger and cashewnut pieces together using a little water to a fine paste.

Heat the a Teaspoon butter and a teaspoon oil in a pan fry the methi on medium flame till soft and cooked, remove and keep aside.

In the same pan heat the remaining butter and oil, add the cumin seeds when they brown add the ground paste and fry well till oil leaves the sides of the pan, then add the tomato pure, chilly, haldi and garam masala powders and fry well till oil starts leaving the pan. Then add the corn, sugar and a cup water and stir, cover and cook for 5 minutes on slow flame. After 5 minutes add the methi and salt to taste. Give it a quick stir. Switch off the flame. Remove in a serving bowl and garnish it with cheese and a butter, serve hot. 

Labels:  Corn, Main course, Methi Leaves, No Onion No Garlic, Jain food, Vegetarian, Gluten free

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sneha datar
sneha datar

Happy Home-maker and culinary enthusiast.


  1. Corn and methi is a novel combo. I have never tried it before. Must try it.

  2. One of the best combinations corn and methi curry looks yumm.

  3. Corn and methi masala looks alluring, havent tried this combo..Interesting.

  4. Such an aromatic subzi and I love this no onion, no garlic series!

  5. Same comment from me too. Never tried this before. Very inviting

  6. Such an aromatic combo , they look mouthwatering !!

  7. Love the buttery and cheesy topping in the masala...and nice idea to reduce onion and garlic prices too :)

  8. Very nice combination and the gravy looks so good...I have made corn and methi, but this is really good to try again!

  9. That is such a yummy combination for a curry.

  10. I love anything with corn and am sure this was a winning combination

  11. This is such a yummy combo. Love the addition of corn!