Sweet corn pulaoTweet
A complete meal by itself, sweet corn pulao is a very healthy and delicious rice dish. Corn is low in fat and has lot of vitamins including vitamin C and it is also high in fiber. Corn pulao is made with rice, corn and mixed with spices. It can be had on its own or served with raita or papads. Corn pulao recipe is easy to make and healthy too.
- Basmati rice - 2 cups
- Sweet corn kernels (fresh or frozen) - 1 cup
- Red chilli powder - 1 teaspoon
- Turmeric powder - 1/4 teaspoon
- Garam masala powder - 1 teaspoon
- Salt to taste
- Lemon juice - 2 teaspoons
- FOR GRINDING
- Garlic - 5 cloves
- Ginger - 1 inch piece peeled
- Green chillies - 2 to 3
- Coriander leaves - 1 handful
- Tomatoes - 2 (cut into medium pieces)
- FOR SEASONING
- Ghee- 2 tablespoons
- Cumin seeds - 1/2 teaspoon
- Cinnamon stick - 2 small pieces
- Star anise - 1
- Green Cardamom - 1
- Cloves - 2
HOW TO MAKE SWEET CORN PULAO Wash and soak basmati rice in water for 30 minutes.
Grind garlic, ginger, green chillies, coriander leaves and tomatoes with little water to make a smooth paste. Keep aside.
Heat a small pressure cooker on a medium flame. Add ghee. Once hot, add cumin seeds, star anise, cinnamon stick, cardamom and cloves and stir fry for a minute.
Then add ground mixture, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, garam masala and salt and mix well. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes on a medium flame.
Add sweet corn kernels, drained basmati rice, lemon juice and 2 1/2 to 3 cups of water and mix well. Here you can check the taste of water for salt requirement and add accordingly.
Close and pressure cook till 3 whistles. Once cooked, allow to cool for 8 to 10 minutes
Transfer sweet corn pulao to a serving bowl. Serve hot with curd, raita, papads or dal tadka.
NOTES : You can also add onions or green peas in the recipe to make it more nutritious.