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Nov 21, 2008

Corn Masala Rice

Corn and I are the best friends! I like corn so much that I can just eat a bowl of corn for lunch and nothing else! Here is a rice variety I usually prepare with corn.

BTW, I clicked these pictures at night with the trick I told at Anudivya’s place. I just switched off the lights in the room, clicked it using the camera’s flash. Don’t you think they came out good? I used the same trick for the pictures of Banana Bread that I posted earlier.


  • Cooked Rice – 2 cups
  • Corn Kernels – 1 cup
  • Green Peas – 1 cup
  • Chili Powder – 1 tsp
  • Sambar Powder – 1 tsp
  • Garam Masala – ½ tsp
  • Sugar – 1 tsp
  • Turmeric – ¼ tsp
  • Some broken Cashews
  • Juice of 1 Lemon
  • Oil – 2 tbsp
  • Cumin Seeds – ½ tsp
  • Mustard Seeds – ½ tsp
  • A handful of Cilantro
  • Salt as required


Heat the oil in a non-stick pan and add mustard seeds. When they splutter add cumin seeds and fry a little while.

Then add the cashews and sauté till they turn brown in color. Later add corn + peas + cilantro + sambar masala + garam masala + chili powder + sugar + turmeric and fry for some time. Add a cup of water to cook the corn. Masalas can be adjusted according to individual spice levels.

When all the water gets absorbed add cooked rice + lemon juice and mix well. Adjust salt. Keep the pan on the flame for some time and stir well. Then switch off the flame and leave the pan on the stove for 5 minutes.

Finally transfer corn masala rice to a serving plate and enjoy with some curd on side.

This is my contribution to Srivalli’s “Rice Mela”.

On a Different Note:

I am so happy that I have so many lovely blogger friends who always think about me. I happily got wet again in the rain of awards! Here goes:

  • Hema Balji has passed “Perfect Blend of Friendship, Yum Yum Blog, Hard working blogger, Great Buddy, Kreativ Blogger” awards.

  • Vibaas has passed the “Yum Yum Blog” award.

  • Dibs has passed “Hard working blogger, Great Buddy, Kreativ Blogger, Butterfly, Inspiration, Chocoholic, Perfect Blend of Friendship, 3600 Foodie, Good Job” awards.

  • Indrani has passed “Hard working blogger, Great Buddy, Kreativ Blogger, Butterfly, Inspiration, Chocoholic, Perfect Blend of Friendship, 3600 Foodie, Good Job” awards.

Thank you so much for your friendship dear friends! I appreciate your nice gestures!


Raks said... [Reply]

Hey,this is really a cool recipe and I will surely try this sometime when I buy corn...looks mouthwatering!

Finla said... [Reply]

I am gonna try this trick, mostly it is dark whilei finish baking or cooking as it is winter here.
Love the rive, looks yumm.

jayasree said... [Reply]

Mouthwatering recipe... That too very easy to put together.

Congrats on those well deserved awards.

lubnakarim06 said... [Reply]

Corn is my favourite too. Rice and corn looks yummy. Must try this soon. Nice trick with camera.

Usha said... [Reply]

Looks yum...neat trick with the lighting...

Indranee Batabyal said... [Reply]

Really yummy and lovely rice!!

Ramya Vijaykumar said... [Reply]

When I dropped in and saw your rice I made up my mind that this is gonna be my lunch today...

Unknown said... [Reply]

looks yum..corn rice is a great idea..will do it next time I buy corn..

Malar Gandhi said... [Reply]

sounds interesting and guess easy to fix.

Vijitha said... [Reply]

yummy post! Looks lovely n delicious

Priya Suresh said... [Reply]

Kinda different rice dish...loved ur tricks for clicking..will try them too..

Pallavi said... [Reply]

This is lovely Uma. I love corn and make corn and peas pulav often.. the pictures have been in my drafts for a while now.. This gives me some motivation to finish typing up and post it :) Good Job

anudivya said... [Reply]

I need to try that too Uma. The masala rice looks really good. Nice click even in the dark.

Unknown said... [Reply]

Looks like bisibelabhath with corn.Nice recipe.

Sujatha said... [Reply]

I was hunting for a nice recipe last weekend for my daughter.. and I wish I had this recipe before :) Looks lovely and tempting, Uma!

Cham said... [Reply]

I should try my night shots with only flash! The picture has a great lighting.... Thanks sharing this idea!
The masala corn is yum...

Mahimaa's kitchen said... [Reply]

i usually don't put flash for food photography.. ur pic has come out very good in dark. doesn't look as if u shot at night. corn rice looks yummy.. never tried using sambar powder in rice items.

Laavanya said... [Reply]

That looks great Uma. Unfortunately my husband's not a big fan of corn so hardly use it in my cooking.

raaji said... [Reply]

Love the corn....i dnt know whether my husband will like it with rice....maybe i should try it once..

Gita Jaishankar said... [Reply]

The rice looks so yummy. I love corn but have never tried using corn with rice, thanks for the recipe :)

Medhaa said... [Reply]

this look syumm Uma, its like bissibele bath with corn.

Deepthi Shankar said... [Reply]

that looks lovely .. the trick you have used has really worked .. good one uma

Daily Meals said... [Reply]

Corn masala rice looks yummy...

Yasmeen said... [Reply]

Spicy corn rice:)

Unknown said... [Reply]

mmmm mouthwatering uma manchi colour kuda bagundi try chestanu,Egg less banana bread chesenu chala chala bagavachindi ivala ma hubby ki break fast ade nablog lo post cheyya vacha thanks a lot for thr recipe

Jaishree Iyer said... [Reply]

Thank you for dropping at my blog.Corn masala rice looks yummy...Pic r tempting..

sra said... [Reply]

Congrats on more awards. I've tried putting off the lights and taking pictures in the night, but haven't been satisfied with the results. (Not that I bothered to re-shoot, though)

Srivalli said... [Reply]

Thanks for the lovely entry!..it looks great uma

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