Makai Tareko

How to Cook Makai Tareko (Fried Corn) Nepali Style


Menu item – Makai Tareko

Makai tareko is a Nepali dish of corn kernels sautéed with onion, ginger, garlic and other herbs. It is served with lemon wedge and fresh coriander.


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 250g corn kernels
  • Half an onion, chopped
  • 1 garlic glove
  • Shredded ginger to taste
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp coriander powder
  • Fresh shallots and coriander
  • 1 lemon wedge
  • Salt to taste
  • Chilli flakes to taste

How to cook

  • Heat olive oil in a frying pan
  • Start off by frying onion, garlic and ginger until soft
  • Add corn and fry for 1-2 minutes
  • Add cumin, coriander powder, salt and chilli flakes
  • Cook for another 2-3 minutes
  • Just before serving, squeeze a wedge of lemon and top with fresh coriander and shallots
  • Enjoy!