What do you do when you have been out the whole evening and return home at 11:00 in the night all hungry? You search for your favourite restaurant or a to-go place, isnโ€™t it? Well, that is what we decided to do that fateful day. But, here in Beaverton, almost all Indian restaurants close by 10:00 PM and we didnโ€™t want to eat โ€œphoren ka khanaโ€ that night. ๐Ÿ™ย 
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We returned home hoping to eat some junk food and sleep. Alas, there was no junk food at home, thanks to our newly adopted โ€œhealthy living mantraโ€. As our stomachs grumbled and our hearts craved for some yummy Indian food, I knew it was upto me to cook something in a jiffy and tend to my husbandโ€™s growling and my grumbling tummy.
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Thankfully, I had some leftover rice and sweet corn in the fridge. I knew I could make something delightful to soothe our taste buds So, I decided I should make some Corn Rice which is both tasty and filling.( It takes hardly 15-20 minutes if you have boiled rice ready at home.) After I made Corn Rice, I decided to surprise the husband with a 3 course meal and made Corn Bhel as a starter and Corn Halwa as a dessert, both in a time range of 10 minutes. It took just 30 minutes to cook this 3 course meal and at the end of it, we were two very happy souls. ๐Ÿ™‚
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The recipe is as below:
CORN RICE
1.)Take a deep bottomed vessel and put it on a medium flame.
2.)Add approximately 2tbsps of ghee or oil.
3.)Add 1tsp of cumin seeds and let it splutter.
4.)Add 1tsp of ginger-garlic paste and saute it till the raw smell disappears.
5.)Chop a medium sized onion and saute it till it changes its colour.ย 
6.)Chop a medium sized tomato and saute it till it becomes soft. *You can add a little salt at this stage to quicken the process.
7.)Now, add around a cup of boiled sweet corn to the above mixture and mix well.
8.)Add 1tsp garam masala, 1tsp chilli powder and salt to taste and give it a good stir and let it stay for 5 minutes.
9.)Now, add 2 cups of boiled rice and mix well. Check if salt and other masalas are in the right amount or adjust to your liking.
10.)Garnish with coriander leaves and serve.
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*Now, with the remaining half of the corn, you can make a quick version of CORN BHEL as a starter by adding chopped onions and tomatoes to the boiled corn. Add salt, chaat masala and chilli powder to your taste.ย 
*Also, make a dessert CORN HALWA by adding blended boiled sweet corn in 1tsp of ghee at medium heat and 2tsps of sugar. Mix till you get a halwa consistency.
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Enjoy a 3-course meal prepared in less than 30 minutes in the comfort of your home.
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pooja

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10 comments on “A Corny Meal !!!”

  1. Pooja, this reminds me of our college days. Photocopying your notes, u were our saviour. I think I need to continue the same now ๐Ÿ˜› Are u missing writing ur exams by any chance? The way u have highlighted it, u havent changed Senior ๐Ÿ™‚ Love the short hair Poo with that cute chef hat ๐Ÿ™‚ Good one!

  2. Thanks a lot. ๐Ÿ™‚ I guess I have made the necessary changes, but I don't see the difference. ๐Ÿ™ Maybe, I didn't do it right, am not that technical savvy. ๐Ÿ™

  3. Wow! It's awesome that you take the time even at 11 in the night to cook such a wonderful meal! I would have eaten cereal! ๐Ÿ˜€ Good for you! The recipe sounds wonderful!

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