Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Methi Corn Pulao

Deepthi of Good Food Recipes has sent in this Thank you Award for participating in her Healthy Snacks Event.. Thanks dear..

Well, coming to the recipe, I came across this Pulao in almost all blogs that I visit often. Usually I prepare Pulao only with Vegetables. When I decided today to make this Pulao, I feared whether my little one would like it. Most of my time went waste thinking what to substitute if he doesn’t like the recipe. This happens always whenever I try a new recipe.

Finally made up my mind to prepare this; had dosa batter in hand. Dosa and Idli batter has helped me in many different tough situations. Thanks to those who invented this.. :-)

I made this in no time. I would bet this is the easiest pulao if corn is available ready. I used frozen corn. (he hee ..., so easy)

My son didnt give me much work, he liked and had this with Raita. I felt very much relaxed after feeding him. (Appada..)


Basmati Rice 1 ½ cups
Kasoori Methi 3 tsp
Corn ¾ cup
Green Chillies 3-4
Ginger-Garlic Paste 1 ¼ tsp
Water 3 cups
Butter and Oil

Whole Garam Masala

Cumin seeds ¼ tsp
Aniseeds ½ tsp
Cloves 3
Green Cardamom 2
Cinnamon few sticks
Bayleaves 2


Chop Onions lengthwise. Soak Rice for 20 minutes. Slit Chillies.


  • Heat Butter and Oil in Pan. Thrown in whole Garam Masala.
  • When the seeds crackle, add chopped Chillies and Ginger Garlic Paste. Few seconds later, add the chopped Onions and fry till translucent.
  • Add Corn and Kasoori Methi. Mix well and fry for a while.
  • Add Rice. Mix and fry for few minutes.
  • Add 3 cups of Water, Salt and ½ tsp Oil. Stir well. Increase the flame to a high and allow boiling.
  • When the water level decreases the rice level (you can see small holes), simmer the flame (the lowest), close the lid and cook for another 5-6 minutes. Now open the lid. Use a fork to see whether rice is done. If not, cook for some more time.

Serves: 2
Serve with hot and spicy Kurma and Raita. 

Linking this recipe to "Any one can cook" series of Taste of Pearl city.


munchmunchcrunchcrunch said...

seriously, even i get 'appada' feeling only if my son eats without making a fuss...easy and quick to make...nice recipe

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Priya Suresh said...

Thats an inviting and wonderful looking pulao..

Tasty Food Delights said...

hello ur blog is very useful for me to try ur new recepies,keep blogging mam.ur baby food idea is useful for iam also having 7 month baby boy pls give some recepies for baby it will useful for every one mam.

Sangeetha M said...

methi corn nice combo...i too never tried this made it perfectly n pulav looks so tempting...glad that your son enjoyed this pulav :)

Unknown said...

very simple, yet healthy and delicious...

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Unknown said...

I can understand that 'appada...' feeling. :-) It is truly tempting.


Ramya said...

that's a new combo for me :-)

Neha said...

Nice recipe...I am sure every kid will like this...

Jayanthy Kumaran said...

sounds hearty n delicious Laxmi..:)
Tasty Appetite

Rumana Rawat said...

Very healthy and yummy...

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Unknown said...

Yum pulao.

Umm Mymoonah said...

Lovely flavourful rice, thank you for linking with Any One Can Cook :)