Sweet-Corn And Peas Pulao is a pulao made with a delicious combo of sweet corn and fresh green peas. Pack it in the lunch box or make it for lunch.
Ingredients: Prep. Time: 45 minutes, Serves: 4
For boiling the rice:
1 and 1/2 cups basmati rice
1 tsp pepper powder
2 bay leaves
Make the masala paste:
1 cup chopped coriander leaves
1 green chili
8 pepper corns
1 tsp cumin seeds/jeera
10 garlic pods
1 inch cinnamon/dalchini
For the pulao mix:
2 medium sized onions, finely chopped
2 medium sized tomatoes, finely chopped
1 tablespoon ginger garlic paste
1 cup sweet corn kernels
1/2 cup green peas
4 tablespoon chopped coriander leaves
2 tablespoon chili sauce
Salt to taste
Oil as needed
Step 1: Par boil the basmati rice either on gas or pressure cooker or rice cooker by adding one bay leaf, 2 peppercorns and 2 cloves. Once the rice is par boiled, take a fork and run it through the rice. Sprinkle the rice with pepper powder and keep aside.
Step 2: Take the sweet corn and green peas, boil them and keep aside.
Step 3: In a mixer, add the ingredients mentioned for pulao masala paste. Grind by adding 2 tbsp. water to a fine paste. Keep this aside.
Step 4: In a kadai, add 4 tbsp. oil and fry till onion turns pinkish. Then add bay leaf and chopped coriander (see ingredients mentioned for masala mix) and fry. Stir and add chopped tomatoes.
Add ginger garlic paste and stir.
Step 5: Now add the grinded masala paste from the mixer and stir well.
Step 6: Next add boiled sweet corn and green peas and mix well.
Add green chili sauce and stir.
Add little salt to taste. Remember we will be adding salt again after mixing the rice, so add less salt.
Step 7: Then add the boiled rice and mix well ensuring that the rice grains does not break.
Adjust salt again.
Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve hot.
Note: If you are using frozen sweet corn kernels and green peas, then thaw and then boil them.
You can add other veggies like beans, carrots, mushrooms and soya chunks while making the pulao masala mix.
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