July 28, 2008

Corn Methi Pulao

There was a time when I only made rice for lunch. Pasta at times maybe. But no rotis. S didn't have a microwave at work and so couldn't heat his lunch. I only made stuff that would taste good at room temperature. Ever since his office got a microwave, I started saving rice for our weekend meals. But I found that these pulaos were almost forgotten. Rice on the weekend meant a full meal that we didn't have time for during the week. Now, I make a pulao at lease once a week to take to work.

1 cup Basmati Rice, washed, soaked and drained

5-6 Peppercorns

1" tick Cinnamon

2 Cloves

2 pods Cardamom

2 Onions, sliced

1 cup Fenugreek Leaves, chopped

1/2 cup Corn

1/4 tsp Turmeric Powder

2 tbsp Oil

Salt to taste

Heat the oil in a pressure pan. Add the pepper, cinnamon, cloves and cardamom. Add the onions and fry for 2 minutes. Add the fenugreek leaves, corn and turmeric powder and saute for a few minutes. Add the rice, salt and 2 cups of hot water. Pressure cook for 8 minutes or 2 whistles. When done, fluff with a fork.

This is a relatively bland pulao and I serve it with any sort of spicy raita. This is a great party dish and also makes for a lazy Sunday lunch.


bindu said...

hey A, just wanted to let your know that your blog has become my ONE destination for recipes! I've tried your raagi-ki-rotis, cauliflower pulav, vegetable hakka noodles - and all come out really well. Keep the recipes coming! :)

Divya Kudua said...

Yummy pulao Raaga..I make a similar one using only methi leaves..corn will make it more tastier na..corn makes anything tasty acc to me..!!;-)

bee said...

this looks really delicious. i love methi in any form.

Vibaas said...

I have all the ingredients..Perfect!

Thank u for the recipe:)

Unknown said...

The pulao looks delicious and it is easy to prepare too.... just the kind of recipe for me :-)

Aparna Balasubramanian said...

I love methi and this looks good, Raaga.
Usually I have to disguise it in parathas and rotis to get my dayghter to it methi!

Pb said...

hi, i read about your blog in the hindu just before i got married and figured this is just the sort of thing i would love to get my hands (and teeth) into... I have a couple of blogs - and have added your blog as a link on one of them - hope you're ok with that!

amna said...

looks lovely. i love corn!!

Anonymous said...

New taste of Veg pulao, looks delicious.

Pb said...

Thanks for the comment! my site is still locked to users but will unlock it really soon when i make it more presentable... will try out the recipes till then! o and its a blog on travel by the way.. so no competition there! :) kidding.

A_and_N said...

Looks delish!

Anonymous said...

that is a nice gripe with methi is that i got to pluck the i do not make it here..all the methi is reserved for india..where the maid does it..i lazy!


Vcuisine said...

They match well Raaga. Viji