September 3, 2010

Corn Pulao / Jola Pulao

Corn pulao one of the easiest and can be prepared in no time. It is a tastier and healthiest too, low in saturated fat, no cholesterol, low in sodium, high in dietary fiber, high in magnesium, high in phosphorus, high in thiamin, high in vitamin C (refer Kids just loves it.

Ingredients :

Basmati Rice / sona masoori – 2 cups
Corn kernels (Fresh / frozen) – 1 cups
Onion – 2 medium size
Bay leaf - 2
Oil – 3 tbsp
Cloves - 4
Cinnamon – 1 inch
Star anise / dagad phool – ½
Green chillies – 2 (as per taste)
Coriander leaves – ½ cup
Ginger - Garlic paste – 2 tsp
Garam masala – ½ tsp.
Salt – as per taste

Method :

Wash rice, drain out the water and let it remain in colander. Wash corn and drain out the water. Boil 4 cups of water and keep aside.

Take a cooker (I prepared it in a cooker this can be cooked in any well covered pot) add oil, when oil heats up add bay leaf, cloves, cinnamon, star anise, add thinly sliced onions and saute till it turns transparent add chillis and ginger - garlic paste, sauté till raw smell disappears.

Add corn and fry for a minute, add rice and fry till water disappears taking care rice doesn’t breaks. Add little less than 4 cup hot water, add garam masala and salt and stir carefully. Cover the cooker and let it cook till 2 whistles.

Open the cooker after 15 minutes, toss the rice with fork. Garnish with coriander and serve with raita, pickle or plain.

Things to be taken care :

There is no need of cooking corn separately or frying it much. Corn tastes better when cooked less.

No comments:

Post a Comment