Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Spinach and Corn Delight

Spinach and Corn Delight
I have adapted this recipe from the book "The Landour Cookbook". The recipes in this book are over 100 years old. This recipes are taken from families residing along the hillsides. The intermingling of European, American and Indian flavours created a unique Anglo - Indian aroma which spread all over the hillsides.The missionary movement did not confined to schools.  In 1920s Mrs. Lucas, wife of the Pastor of Kellogg Church in Landour joined Mrs. Irene Parkar, the wife of Mr. Allen Parker, Principal of Woodstock School to form a Reading Club. They would meet every week. Soon in 1928 they compiled the recipes into a cook book.
Information source : The Landour Cookbook
Edited and Introduced by Ruskin Bond and Ganesh Saili

I have changed few ingredients from the original recipe Corn Delight. I have omitted potatoes and becon used in the recipe and added spinach, whole wheat flour, fresh cream, eggs, garlic and green chillies in the recipe.
Original recipe
2 cup Potatoes boiled and mashed
1 cup Corn
1/2 cup chopped Onion
1 slice Becon
4 cup Milk
Salt and Pepper to taste

Mix all the ingredients well and cook. Flour can be add to thickened. Serve on toast.

My recreated recipe
2 cups Spinach chopped
1 cup boiled Corn
1 chopped Onion
4 Garlic cloves minced
1 Green chilli minced
1 cup Fresh cream
2 cups Milk
2 eggs
2 tbsp Whole wheat Flour
Salt and Pepper to taste

In a mixing bowl, add cream, milk, salt, pepper, eggs and flour. Beat the ingredients. Take a pan, add onion, garlic,chilli, spinach and corn. Sauté it for 4 to  5 minutes on low flame. Add the liquid ingredients and on low flame whisk and stir it till all the ingredients combines well and thickens up. Toast English muffins or bread slices and top it up with Spinach and Corn Delight.

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