Sunday, May 4, 2014

Corn Pulao / Sweet Corn Pulao

How was the weekend Friends? I really had a great weekend with loads of shopping and food :))) This weekend special at our home was Corn Pulao and Chili Paneer.



I was not having proper vegetables in the refrigerator today to make anything special. When I searched in the freezer section, I found a pack of paneer and sweet corn which i got a week back. I have bought the corn pack especially to make the pulao and to try some snacks for my daughter. So thought of making it today.And it turned out very well and the family enjoyed it. Here is the recipe.


Ingredients:

Basmati Rice - 1 and 1/2 cups (wash and soak for at least 30 minutes)
Corn - 3/4 cup
Onion - 1 small or 1/2 of big (sliced)
Green chili - 2-3
Mint leaves - a few
salt- as per taste
water - 2.75 cups (the basmati i used require 1:1.75 water to cook, so adjust according to the rice you used)
Oil - 2 table spoon
ghee- 1 table spoon (optional)
Bay leaves -1

To grind:
Ginger - 1 inch piece
Garlic - 3-4 cloves
cinnamon stick - a small piece
cashews - 8-10
pepper - 4-5 nos
cloves-2

In a blender, add all these mentioned ingredients and grind as a fine paste by adding required amount of water.


 Preparation:

1. In a pressure pan / cooker heat 2 table spoon of oil, then add bay leaves and silted green chili
2. Add the sliced onions and saute until they turn transparent.
3. In the mean time, prepare the paste of items mentioned in the section "to grind" and add, then saute them well until the raw smell leaves..
4. Then add the corn kernels, and saute for a minute or two
5. Now add the soaked rice, water, salt,mint leaves and close with the lid
6. keep the flame on the simmer and cook for a whistle.
7. Once the pressure is released, mix gently with a fork and serve with your favorite side dish.


We enjoyed the pulao with Chilli paneer.

Notes:
1. Pulao normally cooked with milk/coconut milk for its richness. Today I have not added, since i didn't have any of those. :)I personally prefer coconut milk for pulao. If you do not have health constrains, do not miss adding coconut milk.
2. While adding milk/coconut milk adjust the water quantity accordingly.
3.Garnish with coriander leaves if you like.


Dont miss to check the Chili paneer Recipe also