Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Jhatpat Corn Pulao

It is not easy for me to cook for myself.Whenever Ajay is not home I invariably reach for the noodles packet or raid the fridge for leftovers.Somehow,the thought of making something elaborate for myself is not so exciting..yeah,that’s how selfless I am..hehe.I wanted to make something fast and simple and I remembered this quick pulao I saw in my recipe collection.

It was originally a pulao with green peas and baby corn.I did not have green peas on hand and had only 2-3 baby corns.So I added a carrot and a handful of sweet corn[frozen] to this and I feel it has only enhanced the taste of the final dish.More vegetables could be added to make this into a wholesome veggie many options!!

While typing the dish,I felt this one is very similar to my regular Veg Pulao.The more the merrier..:):)

Jhatpat Corn Pulao

Ingredients [I halved the recipe]

Basmati Rice – 2 cups
Green peas – 1 cup[I skipped this]
Carrot – 1 medium,chopped
Sweet corn[frozen] – ¼ cup
Baby corn – 3,chopped

Ghee – 5 tbsp
Cinnamon - 1’ piece
Cloves – 4
Cardamom – 4
Bay leaf – 2

Onions – 2,sliced thinly
Ginger-garlic paste – 2 tsp
Green chillies – 5 [ I added 1 tsp chilli powder instead]
Haldi – ¼ tsp

Coriander leaves – ¼ cup
Mint leaves – ¼ cup[I skipped this and added more of coriander leaves]

Salt to taste
Water – 3 cups


In a pressure pan add ghee and roast the whole spices-cinnamon,cloves,cardamom and bay leaf.
Add the onions and fry till they start turning brown.
Mix in the ginger garlic paste,green chillies/chilli powder and haldi powder till the raw smell goes.
Now add the rice and roast for 5 minutes.
Add in the green peas/carrots,sweet corn and baby corn along with coriander and mint leaves.
Add water and salt to taste.
Cook for 2 whistles and switch off the cooker.
Wait till it cools down and open the cooker and fluff the rice with a fork.


  1. This is yummy.. :) I love corn in anything.

  2. Sweet and spicy, looks yummy.

  3. I was like you too, but then with my daughter one has to cook.
    I love pulao and this looks so so good.

  4. Delicious and mouthwatering...

  5. whwn I am alone, i make a simialr thing with frozen
    lazy to chop the veges too:))looks yumm...

  6. Hi Divya,

    Im new to your blog and im really suprised i didnt stumble upon your site before.this i say because i literally cook off other peoples blogs..i just cudnt cook earlier and thanks to all you bloggers i can manage today and also whip up some real tasty stuff once in a way.. anyway enough of me..
    I just wanted to tell you that you have a fantastic blog and you are so talented. I have already added it to my favourites and wil keep visiting it everyday for all your lovely recipes..
    And also your last post on the chocolate cake looks sooo mouth waters looking at it.. i reall y want a piece of it.. I was so fascinated by your blog i think i went thru almost all ur recipes and also stubled upon the pic of ur parents pet..awww!! he is such a cutie..
    Anyway all the best with ur blog and ill be visiting everyday :) will try the jhatpat pulao for dinner tonite :)

  7. My next post is very similar to this and I agree with you completely, I find it hard too to cook only for myself and it seems that you have written down my thoughts:) By the way, the pulao is great!!!

  8. Fantastic and easy corn pulao, looks really yummm!!

  9. Hey! Divya
    Pulao looks yummy!! i think i have to try this.
    Check my blog please add me to your list


  10. Hi! Divya

    That is a nice post. I love corn, i think i should try this. very interesting posts in ur blog, will visit frequently.


  11. Great way to cook for yourself! Quick n yummy!

  12. This would be very fancy food for me indeed if my hubby wasn't home. If it weren't for the kids, I'd probably just have cereal. :)

  13. Looks Yummy...I will try this someday

  14. Delicious! Love corn!! And yup, just wait for the kids to come along and then you will know..:-)) Cooking for kids vs cooking for hubby.. sigh!

  15. I just made a similar pulao few days back with baby corn and veggies :)
    Your version look delectable!

  16. Looks very delectable and yummy!! and ofcourse its so true that cooking for oneself is very tough!!!

  17. We are all same when we are left alone. Looks delicious and enjoyed alone this delicious pulao!

  18. Hi Divya,
    First time here.. The name Easy cooking tempted me to check more recipes... I liked Palak Pathrado the most.. what a thought!
    Thanks for sharing!


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