Easy And Exotic Corn Pulao RecipePulao or Biryani is one of the most popular Indian dishes. Pulao is specially prepared on special occasions because this dish is exotic. A wide assortment of ingredients are used in making this dish, and so, it is obvious that this dish is packed with different flavors, which you are going to experience in every single bite. Today, we will be discussing a lesser known ‘Pulao Recipe’, i.e., ‘Corn Pulao’. Though corn has been used as one of the ingredients in many pulao recipes, but in ‘Corn Pulao’, it will act as the primary ingredient. There will be three main ingredients for this dish, sweet corn, spices and basmati rice.
Details of ingredients:
- 1 cup basmati rice, plus 1 ½ additional.
- 1 cup sweet corn.
- ¾ teaspoon garam masala.
- 1-inch ginger piece.
- 4 cloves.
- 2 large garlic cloves.
- ½ cup peas.
- 3 green cardamoms.
- 1 onion chopped (medium sized).
- ½ - ¾ cup mint.
- ½ teaspoon chili powder.
- 1 small bay leaf.
- 1 green chili.
- A pinch of turmeric powder.
- ½ to ¾ teaspoon cumin.
- 2 tablespoons of oil.
- Salt (as per taste).
- Lemon juice (optional).
- The process begins with washing the rice and then, soaking it for 30 minutes. If 30 minutes are too much for you, then you can soak the rice in hot water for 10 minutes, which is going to do the same thing in a less amount of time. Moreover, you can use the same hot water to cook the rice.
- Now, it’s time to prepare a paste, which will give the actual flavor to the pulao. For making this paste, you need to take ginger, garlic, cubed onions, mint leaves and chili. No water will be added in the paste. You need to cut the basal stem of the onion with Chicago cutlery knife set as the basal stem can give the whole dish a bitter taste.
- Now, turn on the heat and place pot or pressure cooker on the heat because we are ready with the cooking process. Add oil into the pressure cooker or pot.
- Add cloves, cinnamon, bay leaves and cumin into the pot and sauté until they start to crackle.
- Now, you will have to add that onion mint paste along with garam masala, turmeric, and red chili powder.
- You need to sauté the entire mixture on medium heat until the raw smell of onion is fully eradicated. It is going to take 2-3 minutes. You have to make sure that you don’t over fry the mixture as this will leave a bitter taste. If you are not sure whether the onion has been properly cooked, then you can take a look at the oil, which tends to separate on cooking.
- Now, it’s time to add corn and peas. You need to sauté them for 2-3 minutes.
- Drain the rice and add it into the pot or pressure cooker. Sauté the rice for 1-2 minutes. If you will overdo it, then the rice will break up.
- Add water into the pot or pressure cooker along with salt. Stir and cook the rice on a medium-high heat. If cooking in a pressure cooker, then cook until you get a whistle.
- When the pressure comes down, you will have to fluff up the rice and let it cool down a bit.
- Now comes the garnishing part. Put rice on a plate with coriander leaves at the top. Squeeze some lemon juice and enjoy a scrumptious rice dish.
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