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Instant Pot Indian Corn Soup


  • Author: My Heart Beets
  • Yield: serves 2-3
  • Method: Instant Pot
  • Cuisine: Indian

Description

This tomato and fresh corn soup makes for a perfect light meal! The yogurt adds a refreshing bright and tangy flavor to the soup. If you can’t get your hands on fresh corn, then frozen corn will work too but the kernels won’t be as crisp.


Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons oil of choice
  • ½ teaspoon black mustard seeds
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon minced ginger

Spices

  • ½ teaspoon coriander powder
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne
  • ¼ teaspoon roasted cumin powder*
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric

 

  • 1 cup of canned tomato sauce
  • 1 cup yogurt
  • ¾ cup water
  • 3 to 4 ears fresh corn on the cob, dehusked
  • 1 teaspoon dried fenugreek leaves (kasoori methi), garnish

Instructions

  1. Press the sauté button, then add the oil and allow it a minute to heat up. Add the mustard seeds and once they begin to pop, add the garlic, ginger, spices and stir, then add the tomato sauce, yogurt and water. Mix well.
  2. Place a steamer rack on top of the sauce, then place the corn on the cobs on top of the rack.
  3. Secure the lid, close the pressure valve and cook for 3 minutes at high pressure.
  4. Open the valve to quick release any remaining pressure.
  5. Using tongs, remove the corn on the cobs and once cool to touch, cut the kernels off the cob. Place the freshly cut corn pieces back into the pot along with the dried fenugreek leaves. Mix well and serve.

Notes

  • If you prefer more of a corn sabzi, you can use the full can of tomato sauce, 4 ears of corn and reduce the water to  ¼ cup. This will make a thicker sauce and it’s equally as delicious! You can also reduce the sauce to your liking at the end once it’s done pressure cooking.
  • Roasted cumin powder is highly aromatic and has a more intense flavor than regular (unroasted) cumin. Do not substitute this with regular cumin as you won’t get the right favor
  • To make roasted cumin powder: heat a skillet over low heat and dry roast cumin seeds (I usually do 1 cup) for 5-10 minutes, stirring occasionally until the color of the cumin changes to a dark brown. Turn off the heat and allow the cumin seeds to cool down. Place the cumin into a spice grinder and blend until smooth. Store in an airtight jar and use within 6-8 months for the most flavor.