Makai no Dano or Makai no Chevdo Recipe
This recipe of Makai no Dano or Makai no Chevdo is a recipe I discovered while chatting about food and what to cook with my co sister Ms Meena Parikh. She is a member of my extended Gujarati family as my daughter is married into that household.
This is Gujarati snack or dish made for a meal too. It is made from desi corn or white corn as I was told. This specific recipe is from south Gujarat from the Panch Mahal Jilah. However now sweet corn is the best available option. In some part of Gujarat, it is known as Makai khichdi.
The taste of makai no dano is a perfect blend of spiciness and sweetness. The heat comes from ground garam masala ( cloves, peppercorns and cinnamon) and green chilies. The sweetness comes from the corn and added sugar that Gujaratis love to add to any dish they cook.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
1 cup sweet corn
1 tsp ghee
1 cup milk
2 tbsp fresh cream
1 piece grated ginger
2 finely chopped green chillies
1 tsp sugar
Few cloves, peppercorns and one cinnamon stick(grind to a powder)
5 sprigs of coriander leaves
Salt to taste
1. Roughly grind the sweet corn in a mixer grinder jar.
2. Heat the ghee in a non-stick pan.
3. Add the ginger paste and chillies to the pan. Saute for a minute.
4. Add the Corn paste to the pan now and mix it well.
5. Slow cook for 2 minutes stirring occasionally. You can cover pan and cook to avoid a splatter.
6. Now add one cup milk and cook further for 5 minutes.
7. Add salt, sugar, ground garam masala, and mix it well. Cover the pan and cook for 5 minutes. Stir in between to prevent sticking.
8. Lastly keep the frame on low and add the fresh cream. Switch off the gas.
9. Uncover the lid and add chopped coriander leaves at the end.
10. Now serve it like a snack or baste. Or at mealtime with roti.
Enjoy the Makai no Dano while it hot. Trust me if you cook it once, you will get so addicted to the taste that it will remain on your family menu forever.