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One more Kees in the Brunch! June 20, 2007

Posted by live2cook in Sauces and Gravies.

I read about the recipe of “Kees” in a book and was thinking about posting it for the event “Maharashtra Cuisine” hosted by Nupur. You can find the details about the event by clicking the image below.


Tee and Dhana wrote about “Ratalayacha kees”. I learnt from them that “Kees” means “stir-fry” (Kees in reality  means “Grated”, Thanks to Nupur and Tee for shedding light on the definition of Kees). I am joining them with one more kees recipe. This is a Corn Kees.

We visited an Island two weeks ago. It was an hour travel in the ocean to the Island. For sightseeing, We have to ship our cars to the Island or hire bikes or motor cycles. We decided to leave our car behind and hire bikes. So whatever we carry for our picnic should fit in our backpack. I was looking for a recipe that serves as a side dish to Roti and also be eaten as a snack too. This corn kees served the purpose well.

The Recipe is:

6 – 8 ears fresh, sweet corn
3 Tablespoons Vegetable oil
1/2 teaspoon Mustard seeds
1 teaspoon Cumin seeds
1 – 3 teaspoons minced Green Chili
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup grated, unsweetened Coconut
1/2 cup yogurt
1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground Black Pepper
1 1/2 teaspoon powdered Cumin
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon lime juice


1. Grate the corn.
2. In a pan heat the oil and add Mustard and Cumin Seeds.
3. When they splutter, add the grated corn and chili
4. Stir fry for a minute.
5. Add salt, coconut, yogurt, pepper and cumin powders.
6. Mix well and reduce the heat. Cook until the liquid evaporates.
7. Add the sugar and lime juice. Mix well and serve.


Note: I added Curry leaves and Asafetida. Since I was planning it for a side, I didn’t let it completely dry.



1. Asha - June 20, 2007

Kee is stir-fry! Didn’t know that,thanks.Corn Kee looks great,easy to pack for a picnic:)

2. Nupur - June 20, 2007

Kees actually means “grated”. “Ratalyacha kees” simply means “sweet potato grated”. It happens to be a stir-fry. Here, since you are grating the corn, corn kees is a very appropriate name 🙂 And it looks delicious and very summery!

3. Tee - June 20, 2007

looks good! I see that there has been a confusion about the word ‘kees’. But actually, like Nupur has rightly pointed out, it means grated. The way it is prepared is like a stir-fry …

4. Manasi - June 20, 2007

Hi! corn-kees looks vey nice and easy too! I made ratalyacha kees too! will try this!

5. Swapna - June 20, 2007

Corn kees looks yummy. Great recipe!

6. live2cook - June 21, 2007

Asha, Manasi, Swapna – Thank you very much.

Manasi – This recipe taste awesome and I am sure you will love it.

Nupur, Tee : Thanks for correcting me. I appreciate your input. I have made updates to the post with the correct meaning. Thanks again.

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