15 Feb 2015

Corn and Peas Pulao

We love to have pulao in our house and when my aunt visited us from Delhi she made this corn and peas pulao. We loved this pulao especially the kids loved eating the sweet corn and peas. We make peas pulao regularly since it's a favorite now we have another favorite!
Check out the beetroot pulao and mushroom pulao.


Corn & Peas Pulao


CORN AND PEAS PULAO
Preparation time 10 mins | Cooking time 25 mins | Serves 3-4

Ingredients
  • Basmati Rice - 2 cups
  • Water - 3.5 cups
  • Sweet Corn - 3/4 cup
  • Peas - 3/4 cup
  • Green chilli - 2, chopped
  • Coconut milk - 1/2 cup
  • Onion - 1 medium, sliced
  • Ginger garlic paste - 2 tsp
  • Mint leaves - a handful
  • Garam masala - 1 tsp
  • Lemon juice - 1 tsp
  • Salt - to taste
  • Coriander leaves - 2 tbsp, chopped
To Temper
  • Oil / Ghee - 2 tbsp
  • Cinnamon stick - 1 inch stick
  • Clove - 4
  • Cardamom - 1
  • Bay leaf - 1
  • Cumin seeds - 1/4 tsp
  • Star anise - 1
Corn & Peas Pulao



Method
1. Wash and soak the basmati rice for about 20 minutes.
2. In a pressure cooker, add the oil/ghee. Once the oil heats up add the cinnamon stick, cloves, cardamom, bay leaf, cumin seeds and star anise.



3. Once the cumin seeds splutter, add the onions, green chilli and some salt.
4. Saute until the onions turn translucent. Then add the ginger garlic paste. Saute until the raw smell leaves.



5. Now add the garam masala powder and saute for a couple of minutes.
6. Add the mint leaves and mix in. Then add the peas and sweet corn.
7. Add the coconut milk and mix well. Allow to cook for a couple of minutes.



8. Now add the drained basmati rice and salt. Add the lemon juice.
9. Add 3.5 cups of water and add the chopped coriander leaves and close the pressure cooker.



10. Pressure cook for 3 whistles, simmer after the first whislte.
11. Once the pressure releases, open the lid and fluff it up.

Serve with some nice curry. We had it with tasty chicken curry!


Corn & Peas Pulao


Notes
1. Use a good quality basmati rice. We usually add 1:2 ratio rice to water, you can follow what you normally do since the amount of water added changes with each brand of rice.
2. If you don't want to add coconut milk, skip that and you can add 4 cups of water.



Until next time,


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5 comments:

  1. Any type of rice will always be a a joy and laughter in my house. This lovely one is also included.

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  2. pulao looks really good...coconut milk gives it a lovely taste

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  3. I make both separately...never tried the combo...sounds truly delicious!

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  4. never tried corn and peas combination.. pulao looks delicious..

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