Jolada Palya (Stir-Fried Corn with Basil and Leeks)
1tablespoonghee or unsalted butter
1small leekwhite and light green part, finely chopped
Kernels cut from 4 ears of corn3-4 cups
1/2teaspoonfreshly ground black pepper
1tablespoonfreshly squeezed lemon juicemore as needed
2tablespoonschopped basil leaves
In a large wok or frying pan, melt the ghee over medium heat. Add one cumin seed. When it starts to sizzle, add the rest of the cumin and cook a few seconds, until they start to brown. Stir in the leek and cook until softened, about 2 minutes.
Add the corn kernels, black pepper, and 1/4 teaspoon of the salt. Reduce heat to medium low and cook until corn is heated through to desired preference, 2-3 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in the lemon juice and basil. Season with additional salt if needed. Serve immediately.