What is it called in different languages?
English: corn/ maize
Malayalam: cholam
Telugu: makka Jonna/ makka
Hindi: makki/ makai
Marathi: maka/ jondla
Oriya: maka
Tamil: makkacholam/ cholam

About corn: The scientific name of corn is Zea mays. Its common technical name is maize. Corn is usually considered as a vegetable but actually it is a grain. It is a seed of a plant in the grass family. Corn is especially yellow but comes in different colors like red, orange, purple, blue, white, and black. Corn is a rich source of carbs, calories, water, proteins, sugar, fiber, fat, vitamin E, and other essential minerals. The most common varieties of corn are popcorn, sweet corn, wholegrain corn.
1. Popcorn: The one which pops on heating

2. Sweet corn: The one which has higher sucrose levels

3. Field corn: This is completely matured one with hard and dry texture ( the other common name is cow corn, it is used as cow feed and making other corn related foods)

– Reduces risk of anemia
– Energy booster
– Good for people who have underweight issue
– Lowers blood sugar levels
– Reduces cholesterol
– Helpful for pregnant women
– Enhances skin health

– You can make salad –
– Can make vada (snack recipe) –
– You can make soup –
– Can make curry –
– You can make crispy corn –
– Can make fry –
– You can make pulav –
– Can make corn cheese balls –
– You can make corn pakoda (snack recipe) –
– Can make corn chat –
– You can make corn samosa –
– Can make corn dosa –