Sweet Corn Curry

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This Sweet Corn Curry is flavorful and easy, and it's a great meal for the end of a hectic day! #MakeItEpic #adI’ve got big news to share today.  Ok, to be more accurate, we’ve got big news to share.  Come November, the Spiced household will be going from 2 to 3.  We’re huge dog lovers here, and we’ve had 2 furry children for as long as we’ve been married.  But now we’re going to have a non-furry child.  I am incredibly excited about this change, but I’m not going to lie…I’m also incredibly nervous!  It’s going to be a whole new, unfamiliar world for us.

As you can imagine, we’ve been in all-out baby mode for the last several months.  We’ve hit up yard sales on the weekends stockpiling all sorts of baby things.  We’ve shopped and analyzed car seats, strollers and swings until I couldn’t think straight anymore.  (On a somewhat related note, why don’t they make an adult version of those baby swings?  Those things look like a perfect place for a Saturday afternoon nap!)

This Sweet Corn Curry is flavorful and easy, and it's a great meal for the end of a hectic day! #MakeItEpic #adBut all of this baby talk has also made me do a bit of thinking and soul searching, too. Will I be a good Dad?  I want to be the fun Dad, but I also want to make sure I teach my kid manners and how to behave. In this retrospective spirit, I’ve compiled a list of foodie things that I wish I had known when I was younger.  I might not have followed all of these tips when I was a kid, but you can be sure that I’ll share them with Baby Spiced!

1) Meat and potatoes are delicious, but don’t be afraid to be a bit adventurous.  Make a point of trying a new recipe or a new ingredient as often as possible.  (That’s what led me to this Sweet Corn Curry…but more on that later!)

2) Contrary to my own father’s beliefs, sour cream is in fact not made by the devil.  In fact, it’s pretty delicious.

3) Blue cheese and olives are an acquired taste.  Don’t turn your nose up at them just because you didn’t like them the first time you tried them.  (Or just because you don’t think anyone in their right mind should eat moldy cheese.)

4) Always eat dessert.  Ok, maybe that’s my sweet tooth teeth talking there, but it’s ok to indulge in something sweet after dinner.  Just keep it balanced.  Eat a small slice of cake instead of the whole cake.

5) Be curious about food.  Wonder how something is made?  Go google it.  Then take it one step further and try to make it yourself.  Play with the recipe.  Have fun!  This curiosity can lead to some pretty awesome experiences.

This Sweet Corn Curry is flavorful and easy, and it's a great meal for the end of a hectic day! #MakeItEpic #adWe don’t do suspense too well around here.  What can I say?  We’re planners.  So we went ahead and found out early that Baby Spiced will be a boy.  That means I have someone to watch football with.  And someone to throw the baseball football with in the backyard.  Heck, I’m putting that kid into curling lessons as soon as he can walk.  Just don’t be surprised when he represents the U.S. in the 2046 Winter Olympics.

Having a son means I get to teach him how to do all of the important things he needs to know to be a man.  Like how to change his own motor oil, build a house from the ground up and play video games.  Ok, so maybe I don’t do those things.  Except for the video games.  I’m a video game champ.  Hah…I kid.

Schick1In all seriousness, I remember my father teaching me how to shave.  It was one of those big life moments that I will always remember.  I did nick myself a couple of times, but that was just part of the learning process.  I should be happy that I didn’t shave off an eyebrow or something.  When it comes time to teach my son how to shave, you can bet I’ll be reaching for my Schick razor.  My Dad always used Schick razors, and I do, too.  Plus, Schick supports awesome dude food.

This Sweet Corn Curry is flavorful and easy, and it's a great meal for the end of a hectic day! #MakeItEpic #adSweet Corn Curry

Remember Rule #1 above about trying new foods?  Well that leads us to this Sweet Corn Curry.  I used to think I didn’t like curry.  As soon as I heard curry, I just stopped listening.  Some (ahem, my wife, ahem) might call me stubborn, but I just thought I didn’t like curry.  That is until she caught me at a moment of weakness and convinced me to try her recipe for Sweet Corn Curry.  I took a little bite.  I looked down and I was still alive.  My left arm hadn’t fall off, and I still had 10 fingers and 10 toes.  Moreover, I kinda liked it.  I took another bite…and then another one.  And so my love for this Sweet Corn Curry was born.  (Now I actually crave the stuff!)

Aside from the taste, one of the beautiful things about this corn curry is just how easy it is to make.  It’s a 30-minute meal that’s perfect for those weeknights when you just want something easy and delicious!  Not sure if you like curry?  Well, don’t be stubborn like me.  Break out of your boundaries and give it a shot!

This Sweet Corn Curry is flavorful and easy, and it's a great meal for the end of a hectic day! #MakeItEpic #adDid you make this Sweet Corn Curry at home?  Leave a comment.  Or snap a photo and tag me on Instagram (@Spicedblog).  Cheers!

Looking for more tasty recipes using corn?  Check out these other favorites:

Corn Maque Choux
Slow Cooker Chicken Corn Chowder
Grilled Corn on the Cob Skewers
Bacon Wrapped Corn with Honey BBQ Sauce
Shrimp Fajitas with Corn and Bell Peppers

This Sweet Corn Curry is flavorful and easy, and it's a great meal for the end of a hectic day! #MakeItEpic #ad

Sweet Corn Curry

This Sweet Corn Curry is flavorful and easy, and it's a great meal for the end of a hectic day!
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 497kcal


For the Curry Paste

For the Corn Curry


For the Curry Paste

  • Place all ingredients in a mini-chopper or small food processor. Pulse until smooth paste forms. Set aside.

For the Corn Curry

  • In a medium saucepan, combine the basmati rice with 1¾ cups of water. Stir and bring to a boil. Once boiling, cover and reduce heat to low. Let cook for 18 minutes. Remove from heat and let stand (covered) for 5 more minutes. Fluff cooked rice with a fork before serving.
  • Meanwhile, make the corn curry by adding the mustard seeds and oil to a large saucepan with a lid. Cover and place over medium-high heat for 2-3 minutes, or until mustard seeds begin to pop.
  • Add red pepper flakes, turmeric and Curry Paste (from above). Reduce heat to low and stir. Cook for 2-3 minutes, stirring often.
  • Add the coconut milk and increase heat to medium-high. Bring mixture to a boil, stirring often.
  • Add the corn and salt and reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer for 4-5 minutes, or until corn is tender.
  • Stir in cilantro before serving.
  • Serve corn curry over rice.

This Sweet Corn Curry is flavorful and easy, and it's a great meal for the end of a hectic day!

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  1. So exciting news, David! Great food tips too, but I think you’ve omitted the last point. Something like that ‘Don’t be afraid to use some lavender in cooking’ Yup, I haven’t given up yet on your family, and I’m kind of hoping this kid wouldn’t be that prejudiced against it! Talking about this recipe, I’m not a huge fan of curry. But I think paired with corn, that’s great. Besides, look at this color! Approved, David! P.S. You see it’s not necessary to use lavender in all recipes to have my approval.

    1. Haha…I should’ve known that you’d the first person to chime in and you’d suggest lavender! Have you forgotten that I did indeed make lavender scones once upon a time? 🙂 I’ve got another recipe dancing around in my head now that calls for lavender…you’d be so proud of me! I didn’t think I liked curry either…until I met this corn curry. Give it a shot! It doesn’t have lavender in it, but it’s still mighty tasty!

  2. This is the post I’ve been waiting for!!! Even though I’ve said it before – I’m gonna say it again – CONGRATS my friend! So so happy for you and Mrs! I was nervous as heck too – but, enjoy that little chap – trust me – they grow up way, way too fast! It feels like just yesterday that I had cleaned 2-week old Lil Shashi up and I was holding her and admiring her and she smiled and decided to relieve her bowels right on my arm!
    Moving on…#4 & #5 are my favs on that list! Yes to dessert – especially after a hearty and delicious curry like this! I love that you used mustard seeds and coconut milk and ALL those spices! Kudos (yet again) to the Mrs. for leading you to love curry!

    1. Hahaha…I made you wait way too long on this one, Shashi! Bad, David, bad. Oh gosh…don’t tell me those stories! I don’t think I can do it! By now, you’ve probably figured out that Mrs. Spiced is the more adventurous eater between the two of us…I usually get on board, but it takes me a bit longer (and a bit more prodding from her). Haha! If it were up to me, life would be all cakes, pizza and bacon. Thank you for being such an awesome friend, Shashi! 🙂

    1. Thanks, Alpha! We’ll have a new member of the Wolfpack here soon. He might not be able to cook/bake right away, but I bet he’ll be able to howl at the moon in the middle of the night with the best of ’em! 🙂

  3. YESSSSSSS!!!!! The wolfpack is getting another member #recruitearly

    So so so happy for you both! You’re going to be a great dad dude! Can’t wait to see photos of you and the little guy grilling up some epic eats and training on the curling court…. rink?

    1. Haha! Hey, you gotta recruit early to get the best players, Chris! Thank you for being such an awesome friend. Meet ya on the rink this winter? (Yes, rink. Or sheet.)

  4. CONGRATSSS!!! This is so exciting! I wish you the best with your “non-furry” child! :p so fun! …also, this looks delicious! I love sweet corn this time of year 🙂 And agreed, dessert is a-okay in my book! It’s all about balance, right?!

    1. Thank you so much, Cailee! I gotta admit that we’re excited but also nervous. I mean I get furry-kids, but non-furry ones? Uhhh…hmmm. Haha!

  5. Hi David! About time you let the cat out of the bag!! Again, all my best! I’m not big on meat curries, but I do like curried vegetables! I tend to like sweet curries the best – I use Maharajah curry powder from Penzeys. I am very fond of curried carrots and I think that curried corn would be great! Whenever I roast a leg of lamb my husband always wants the leftover meat made into a curry and I always want lamb stew – guess who wins? 🙂

    1. I’m with ya here, Dororthy! Curries in general are still a learning process for me, but this sweet corn curry? Yeah, I’m addicted to it! I’ll have to check out that Maharajah version you mention. We have a couple of Indian markets here in the area, but they are pretty far away. Curried carrots, eh? That sounds delicious…the perfect side dish to that pot of lamb stew! 🙂 Thank you for being such a good friend, Dorothy!

      1. Hi David! Do try sweet curried carrots, with a little brown sugar thrown in! And, thank you for being a good friend! 🙂

  6. Congrats David! That is so exciting! 🙂 and I totally agree with rule no.1, always try new food, there’s so much delicious food in this world so it’s our loss we don’t try the new stuff! this corn curry looks great!

    1. Thank you so much, Manali! Rule 1 really is the best. I mean, you don’t have to like everything you try…but give it a shot. I mean, there are still some things where I draw the line, but I’ve come across so many awesome new ingredients/dishes just by following Rule 1. 🙂

  7. Dammit. I wish you were having a daughter, purely so I could say ‘Baby Spice’ or ‘Spice Girl’.

    Call me crazy but I sometimes wish I had the meat and potatoes meals growing up sometimes- I think between the age of 12-18 I was completely put off Persian food because we’d grown up eating it day in day out. A foodie tip for when I was younger? start a food blog lol. This rice dish looks delicious and a flavour explosion!

    1. Hahaha…I’ve never thought about that. How awesome would that have been to have Spice Girl!? Spice Boy just doesn’t have the same ring to it… I love your advice of starting a food blog, though! I have definitely learned so many tips and tricks in the kitchen thanks to this blog. Cheers, mate!

  8. Congrats David (and to your wife). That is such exciting news! You will be an amazing Dad, I am sure of it!
    Sweetcorn curry is a new one to me, but we also have sweetcorn in the cupboard, so this looks like an easy week night meal to whop up.

    1. Thank you so much, Dannii! I hope I’m a good Dad…but if nothing else, that kid will know his way around the kitchen! 🙂 This is indeed an easy meal to whip up on a weeknight. I would never have thought I’d go for corn + curry until my wife made it…and now I’m hooked!

  9. Congratulations Dave and Mrs. Spiced on the big news! I’m sure you’ll be fantastic parents. Wow, how cool is that? I’m excited for you and look forward to reading the parenting adventures soon. I can just see the matching curling team Spice uniforms now!
    I am really going to make this one as I just grabbed some fresh corn on the cob and new to hunt down some curry leaves. Great recipe buddy.

    1. Haha…matching uniforms! Yes! Now what logo should we put on the back? 🙂 I hope you enjoy this corn curry, Kevin…it’s one of my wife’s specialties! Curry leaves are the hardest part to find, but most Indian markets sell little bags of them (and they’re cheap!).

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