Friday, December 5, 2014

Corn pulao




After a long gap, got some time to post a recipe. Though I have drafted few other recipes already, I couldn't resist posting this corn pulao recipe which I made yesterday as the taste was delicious. Fresh corn always taste better and when you get it straight from your uncle's farm then its super fresh, no worries about pesticides. That's the advantage of staying in your native.

We usually steam cook the corn or toast it in direct fire to have it as snack. However, this time we got lot of corn and I wanted to try something different than the usual snack. So tried this easy corn pulav. As we are using fresh corn, steaming it before adding to the rice is required as corn takes more time to cook.

Try out this delicious rice dish made with corn at your home and share your feedback in the comments section below.

Ingredients (serves for 4)


Rice - 2.5 cups [ 1 cup size = 150 ml ]
fresh corn kernels - 1 cup [ taken out of one medium size corn ]
mint leaves - 2 fist full
onion - 1
green chili - 3
bay leaves - 1
clove - 1
cardamom - 1
fennel seeds - 1.5 tsp
star anise - 1
cinnamon - 1 small stick
salt - as needed
water - 3 cups [ If you are using basmati rice, add 1 3/4 cups (1.75) of water ]
coconut milk - 2 cups 
ginger garlic paste - 1.5 tsp
coriander leaves - for garnishing
oil - 3 tsp
ghee - 1 tsp (optional)



Method:


  • soak rice for 15 - 20 mins
  • Immerse corn in water and pressure cook it for 4 whistles
  • Once the pressure is released, remove the corn kernels (1 medium size corn yields around 1 cup)
  • slice onions and slit the green chili lengthwise
  • heat oil and ghee in a pressure cooker and add fennel seeds, cinnamon stick, star anise, cardamom, clove and bay leaves
  • saute it for a minute and then add mint leaves
  • fry till the leaves shrink and then add onion, green chili
  • saute till the onions become transparent and then add ginger garlic paste
  • saute it for a minute and add corn kernels and fry it for 2 - 3 minutes
  • add salt, coconut milk and water. 
     
  • add rice and mix well. 
  • If you are using regular rice, then for 1 cup of rice, you have to add 2 cups of water, If you are using basmati rice, then for 1 cup of rice, you have to add 1.5 cups of water. As we are adding 2 cups of coconut milk, adjust the water content accordingly. 
  • pressure cook the rice for 1 whistle and switch off the flame
  • mix using a fork
  • serve hot with onion raita or any type of kurma / gravies. 

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