Corn Sambhar ( Baby and Toddler )

Corn Sambhar ( Baby and Toddler )

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An innovative variant of sambhar, this is very different from the traditional recipe but very attractive to children. Since grated corn cooks faster than other veggies and dal usually used in the traditional version, this Corn Sambhar is also quicker to prepare.

This recipe is nothing but grated corn tempered with cumin and seasoned mildly with curry powder. You can choose a less spicy brand of curry powder, or make your own at home, to suit your child’s taste buds.

Onions and tomatoes greatly improve the flavour and texture of the Corn Sambhar, which tastes fabulous with steamed rice or vegetable idlis. If at all anything is leftover, you will love to have it with your meal too!

Corn Sambhar ( Baby and Toddler ) recipe - How to make Corn Sambhar ( Baby and Toddler )

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 1.25 cups
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1/4 cup grated sweet corn cob (makai)
1/2 tsp ghee
1/4 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
a pinch of asafoetida (hing)
1 tbsp finely chopped onions
1/4 cup finely chopped tomatoes
a pinch of curry powder
restricted quantity of salt (optional)

For Serving
vegetable idlis

  1. Heat the ghee in a deep non-stick pan and add the cumin seeds.
  2. When the seeds crackle, add the asafoetida and onions and sauté on a medium flame for 30 seconds.
  3. Add the tomatoes, corn, curry powder and salt, mix well and cook on a medium flame for another 2 to 3 minutes.
  4. Add 1 cup of water, mix well and bring to boil, while stirring once in between.
  5. Serve lukewarm with vegetable idlis.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per cup
Energy71 cal
Protein2.1 g
Carbohydrates12.2 g
Fiber2 g
Fat2.3 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium8.3 mg
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Notes for Corn Sambar for Babies and Toddlers

  1. Corn Sambar is a sweet and tangy flavoured which can be enjoyed by kids 10 months onwards. 
  2. Its smooth texture makes it easily acceptable by most babies and toddlers. 
  3. Begin with a small quantity since it’s a new flavor and gradually increase the quantity. 
  4. Always serve a new food in the morning, as babies are fresh and more acceptable to newer textures and taste. 
  5. Feed your baby only in upright position and not while running around in the house or playing. 
  6. Avoid using salt completely if advised by your pediatrician. 

For Corn Sambar for Babies and Toddlers

  1. To make Corn Sambar for Babeis and Toddlers, choose for fresh and juicy corn cob. Look for corn whose husks are fresh and green and not dried out. The kernels should be plump and tightly arranged in rows. You can test for the juiciness of the corn by taking your fingernail and pressing on a kernel. The sweet corn kernels that is fresh will exude a white milky substance.
  2. Grate the sweet corn using a grater. Grated sweet corn will be nice and juicy. Keep aside. 
  3. Next for the tempering of the Corn Sambhar for Kids, heat ½ tsp of ghee in a deep non-stick pan. Allow the ghee to heat well. 
  4. Add cumin seeds to the hot oil. Cumin seeds aid in digestion. Allow the cumin seeds to crackle. 
  5. Then add a pinch of asafoetida. 
  6. Add finely chopped onions with it. Some babies don’t like the texture and flavor of chopped onions. In that case you can avoid it. 
  7. Sauté the onions on a medium flame for 30 seconds. 
  8. Then add finely chopped tomatoes. The give slight tang to the Sweet Corn Sambar for Kids. This gets balanced with the sweetness of corn. 
  9. Also add a pinch of curry powder to it. You can also add sambar powder if you wish to. Ensure to add only a pinch as excess would make it unpalatable for tiny tots. 
  10. Add salt to taste if advised by your pediatrician. This is optional. For babies below 1 year salt can be avoided and for kids above 1 year, minimum quantity of salt can be added. 
  11. Mix all the ingredients very well using a flat ladle. 
  12. Cook on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes. Keep stirring it occasionally.
  13. Add 1 cup of water to adjust the consistency of Corn Sambar.
  14. Mix well with a ladle and bring it boil. Remember to stir it once in between so that the sambar doesn’t stick to the pan. 
  15. Cool the Corn Sambar slightly. Serve the Sweet Corn Sambar with Vegetable Idli  for Babies and Toddlers lukewarm. 
  16. If your baby loves Corn Sambar, also try other recipes for babies and toddlers like Bulgur Wheat and Vegetable Khichdi for Babies and Toddlers, Ragi Uttapa for Babies and Toddlers and Banana Jowar Sheera for Babies and Toddlers