Some days the kids come home with a heartfelt request. "Mom, I don't want regular food. Can't I have something different and yummier to eat?" It is always such a challenge. We have to get the fine balance of yummy and nourishing bang on. That's after all a mother's job. But I guess, sometimes its ok to have just a hearty snack even if it is not that nutritionally sound.
But nice and easy AND quick have to be the hallmarks of most things we make. One of the easiest snacks that I have made has to be corn on toast. It is hot, very filling and very easy on the tastebuds. And corn being the ultimate comfort food, the kids love it. And this recipe is pretty open to any amount of tweaking to suit personal tastes.
2 cups corn steamed/boiled till done. (Can use corn niblets too. That does not need any steaming and tastes even better)
2-3 onions, chopped finely
1 green chilli chopped finely
1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon all purpose flour
1 to 1 1/4 cup milk
1 tablespoon italian seasoning (I use the sachets that come with the pizza order)
1/2 teaspoon red chilli flakes
salt to taste
1/2 teaspoon pepper powder
4- 6 tablespoons grated cheese (I use Amul)
Heat butter on a medium flame. Add chopped onions and green chilli.
Fry till onions turn translucent.
Add the flour and fry for about a minute till it get gets cooked but not brown.
Add milk, stirring all the time so that there are no lumps.
Let it cook for about 10 minutes till it thickens and a saucy consistency is reached. Add the salt, pepper, seasoning and chilli flakes.
Let it get to be thick and not very liquidy(?). It should have the consistency of thick idly batter or thick cake batter.
Now add the cheese and stir till it melts.
Add the corn at this stage.
Serve hot on buttered toast.