corn Masala Rice


1 Cup of Rice
1 Large sized Onion, chopped
2 jalapeno peppers
A handful of color peppers, optional
1 Cup of fresh corn kernels or frozen ones
2 Tbsp Sambhar powder
Cilantro leaves, for garnish
1/2 cup grated Jalapeno Cheese, optional
2 stems of spring onions, for garnishing, optional


Boil the rice and keep it aside.
Heat Oil in a pan and saute the chopped onions, jalapeno peppers, color peppers until the onions become golden brown.
Then add the fresh corn kernels and keep sauteing them.
Once the corn become tender, which they will very quickly, add the sambhar powder and stir them until the raw flavor of the spice powder goes off. For about 5-6 minutes.
Then add the rice and toss them until they are coated well. Check for the seasoning and turn off the stove.
Garnish them with fresh coriander/cilantro leaves. You can also add finely chopped spring onions and grated jalapeno flavored cheese. You can also squeeze lime juice.
I have tried this same rice with the tri-spice powder, i.e the cumin, coriander and red chili powder. But I find the rice tastes much better with the sambar powder. That gives a real kick with these sweet corn kernels.
On a personal note, we just loved how these jalapeno cheese blended in this rice. When we reheated this rice in the rest area on the way, the cheese melted and got mixed really well and that was really awesome. Hope even you'll like this when you try out.


The "corn on the cob", is a tasty treat during monsoon. Boiled or roasted, with a slight dressing or just plain is a divine to the taste buds. During my good old days in Bangalore (I was single and ready to mingle ;) ), roasting corn on the charcoal by the roadside, is a very common sight. I had to walk quite a distance, to home from the bus stop after office and "corn on the cobs" & "Panipuri" used to be my regular evening snacks. Oh Man! I miss those days so much. Those days, I just had to grab them from the vendor and munch them heartily. But nowadays, I had to do everything from scratch and my family grabs them from me. It is so amazing that food kindles such beautiful and fond memories of past in everyone's life.
I just forgot for how long I have been holding these fresh corn kernels in my hand!!! Back to the corn masala rice that I am preparing as a to-go lunch for our road trip.





Monday, June 25, 2012 - 3:33pm


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