Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Born out of necessity, devoured for its taste- Corn Pulav!

The title says it all, doesn't it? It's a simple rice dish enhanced by spices and corn. Works well with raita or a simple dal. There comes a time when you don't have veggies in your fridge and running out for groceries is a tiring task. To the rescue, out came tumbling from my freezer a small pack of frozen sweet corn and frozen peas and with basmati rice I pulled out a good concoction for dinner. I would say this is one of the easiest quick fix for dinner and you don't have to sweat for this recipe. Why not give it a shot?


What goes in?

1 cup uncooked Basmati rice
1/4 cup frozen peas
1/2 cup frozen corn kernel
chopped green chilli - 1
minced garlic 1/2 tbsp

Spices?

1/4 tsp crushed black pepper
Cinnamon stick - 1 small piece
1 bay leaf
Cumin seeds 1 tsp
dash of garam masala powder
cardamom - 2
salt according to taste


Bring on the magic-

Wash the rice thoroughly and cook it on a medium flame in a non stick pan with one cup of water. Once the rice is cooked, keep it separate. In another pan, heat oil and add cumin seeds, cinnamon stick, bay leaf and cardamom. As the oil absorbs the flavor and cumin starts sputtering, add green chilli pieces and minced garlic. Cook for a couple of seconds before adding peas and corn. Add garam masala, salt, crushed pepper and cook for 5 minutes. Add cooked rice to this mixture and combine everything till the rice gets incorporated with the spices. Enjoy with dal!

11 comments:

  1. Hi Suchi dear. This one is simple, and easy to prepare. Love the addition of corn in pulav. Nice clicks.

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  2. Suchi,
    this looks so colorful with green and yellow. healthy and simple rice recipe

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  3. Pulau looks delicious and healthy as well..

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  4. I love corn !! this pulao looks so wonderful and inviting !!

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  5. bhutta pyar!! love this. thnx for these simple sweet recipes!

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  6. Pulao looks super delicious,wonderful and marvellous..

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  7. Comfort food for me looks superb.

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  8. Frozen corn and peas are my 2 favorite frozen veggies, for reasons like this one! They are perfect for adding lots of flavor when you are lacking in fresh produce but want to put something yummy together for dinner!

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