Sunday, November 25, 2007

Perfect Afternoon Snack - Corn Chaat & Blue Curacao Mocktail

Perfect Afternoon Snack - Corn Chaat & Blue Curacao Mock tail
Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanks Giving, I for one had a blast with quite a few lunches and dinners and catching up with friends. This is the one week I wait for the entire working year to just relax and wind back and enjoy the 4 days of vacation and what better way to relax then to sip a cold mocktail, pairing with tangy and crunchy corn chaat.

Both of recipes for today have been inspired by my stay at Hyderabad this summer, I was so in love with the mocktails menu. We practically ate in restaurants every single night and mocktail was a must on the table. Few of my favorites in Hyderabad have been Chutneys,Angeethi,Little Italy, Basil , Phirangi Paani, Zhaafran, Ohri's, Fusion9, Gokhul Chaat, Minerva Coffee Shop and Tabla. Also the best part was the street fare food, corn masala was sold at every mall/stores. This was made of American corn with the choice of flavorings.

Blue Curacao is nothing but Sweet Corn Syrup with blue food coloring. You would get them in stores like Bev more etc..

Blue Curacao Mocktail


1 ounce Blue Curacao
3/4 cup club soda/Sprite/ Lemon Flavored soda's
pinch of salt ( I used sea salt)
1/2 table spoon of lime juice
few ice cubes
few mint leaves crushed (optional)
and peeled skin of lemon

Mix all the above in a Martini shaker and give it a good 15 shakes
Remove the cap and pour and a frozen raspberry and serve.

Corn Chaat

1 cup of boiled corn kernels
1/2 tbsp chaat masala
1/2 tbsp amchur
1/2 tbsp black pepper
salt according to taste
1/2 tbsp butter
1/2 tbsp lemon juice
1. Add butter to a warm pan, when melted add boiled corn and toss to coat butter well
2. Add all the dry ingredients and mix well.
3. remove from heat and sprinkle with lemon juice
Serve warm with cold Curacao Mocktail. Try this next time with your friends and I bet they would fall in love with it


sra said...

The treats look nice, Sreelu.

Sia said...

i love corn chats. now in india, in every nook and corner u will find small stalls selling these:)
and blue curacao mocktail was one of my fav from cafe coffee days:)
good to see u resume blogging sree:)

Padmaja said...

i love corn chat and yours looks amazing, imagine having that on a wet n cold evening!! i love that coctail as well!!
Nice color sreelu!!

Asha said...

LOVE the Mocktail!! Beautiful color!!:)

TBC said...

Corn chaat sounds very good.
Love the color of the mocktail.

Laavanya said...

That colour is fascinating.

Rajitha said...

looks great sreelu..and i love ohri's in hyd..and of-course the rest too ;)..glad you had a relaxing thanksgiving!!

TheCooker said...

What is a lovely blue....seen it in CCD.
The corn chaat looks fab.

bee said...

beautiful mocktail and the two make a great combo, i'm imagining.

Ramya's Mane Adige said...

Corn chaat def makes a wonderful evening snack... I have one version on my blog too!!Yours looks great and the mocktail looks lovely too!

Suganya said...

It looks like Rasna Aqua :)

Bharathy said...

Fantastic colour..Soo cool and refreshing, Sreelu..A great combo with the corn chat!!:)

Oh yeah, Sreelu, you can try making mezhukkupurattis with any vegetable..Make it raw bananas and save the recipe.:) can name it vazhakka mezhukkupuratti and enter RCI Kerala in Jan :)..!!!

Grihini said...

Bright Blue..pops out! :) nice colorful snack

Rina said...

Hey Sri!!!!

How come I missed this post. I was so bsuy last week, we had our Family christmas Celebration, on Nov 24th, thats right a month before christmas. Well, this is our regular schedule every year. Cause during dec all are very busy with their own programs, and so can't get the crowd. So it was very hectic for me to organise a banquet, take care of the program, singing, gifts etc.... So completely missed your lovely colorful post. I like the pictures so much. Wow!!! Blue mocktail looks super good with a hint of mint and rasberries. Totally out there for the masala corn chat. Thanks for the list of restaurants in hyd. Will be bookmarked so that they come handy when we visit Hyd.

Again I simply enjoyed the colors in the pic.

Bye Ra.

Atleast thru blogging we keep in touch. Though many a time I feel food blogging simply steals of our time from more imp things that we can do. Atleast according to my hubby. At times I hide from him when I'am blog hopping.

Bye for now

Rina said...

Hi Sri, you didn't want to post my comment that I left yesterday. Just checking. I did leave a lenghty one yesterday dear to let you know that this was lovely post bright colors and beautiful pics.

Dr. Soumya Bhat said...

I Call it feast hmm...Lovely colours and the presentation is simply superb

Sreelu said...

@Girls thank you!! I am glad you liked it.

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