Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Corn & Methi Pulao - Corn & Fenugreek leaves pulao.

Serves 3
Yesterday for the first time I found a bunch of Fenugreek leaves/Vendaiya Keerai/Methi leaves and a packet of  Paneer in the Asian Store near our home.I was so happy & excited that hubby was looking at me weirdly.Guess men can never understand a woman's pleasure in shopping,even if it's something as simple as a bunch of leaves :)My daughter is a big fan of basmati rice,she calls anything cooked with it as 'Biryani' and will finish it off without troubling me.So was thinking of making some kind of pulao when I remembered this recipe that I had jotted down from somewhere. I love corn a lot and I always have a tin stocked in my cupboard,so was all set to make this dish.It's a very easy, healthy and quick to prepare dish, very comforting with its mild flavors .Tastes great with any spicy gravy,I  served it with a Peppery Mint Paneer gravy.

You'll need:
Fenugreek leaves (cleaned and chopped) - 1.5 cups
Basmati Rice - 1 cup
Boiled Corn Kernels - 3/4th cup
Onion - 1 medium(chopped finely)
Whole pepper corns - 8- 10
Cloves - 2
Bay leaf - 1
Cinnamon - 1" stick
Ghee - 1 tsp
oil - 2 tsp
Green Chilli - 1 big (chopped finely)
salt - as needed
Turmeric Powder - 1/4 tsp
Curd - 1/2 cup
Water - 1.5 cups

-Clean and soak the Basmati Rice in 1.5 cups of water for 20 minutes.Drain the basmati rice and preserve the water.Measure the preserved water, if it is less than 1.5 cups add some water to it so that it measures 1.5 cups and heat it.
-To a pan add the ghee & oil,when it heats up add the cloves,Cinnamon,Pepper Corns & Bay leaf .When they splutter add the onions ,turmeric powder and green chilli. Saute until the onion turns translucent.
-Add the Fenugreek leaves and Corn Kernels and saute for 2 -3 minutes.
-Add the basmati rice and saute for another 3 - 4 minutes.Now add the heated water and the curd and mix well.Add salt  and mix well.(Make sure that the mixture tastes a little salty than needed ,as it needs extra salt for the rice to get flavorful - this is for beginners :)).
-Now to cook :
   -For Pressure cooker - Add it to the cooker and cook on high for 1 whistle and simmer for 10 - 12 mins.
   -In a normal vessel - Add the whole mixture to a vessel and let it cook on high until it starts boiling,then
                                   cover with a lid and simmer for 12 - 15 minutes.

Sending this to Walk through Memory lane and Gayathri's page & Let's cook rice dishes



  1. Nice combo pulao. Feels hungry.

  2. Wow!! I have never had a chance to try methi wala rice!! This sure looks inviting!!
    I can understand your excitement at finding the methi leaves!!
    BTW you can try growing your own Methi leaves from methi seeds...They do well in containers also...

    1. Thanks Pankti ! Will sure try growing them,but do they need a lot of sunlight,because we get only 3 months of good warmth and sunlight here :(

    2. Hey Reni...I grew them here in winters, but we didn't have much problem with sunshine..
      You can check out this blog and ask her more about it...coz i too am just experimenting. She is a pro gardener :)

    3. Sorry couldn't reply earlier, coz was busy...

    4. No probs Pankti...Thanks a lot for replying...will sure check the link..I'll be very happy if it doesn't need a lot of sunshine :)

  3. Wonderful flavor rice,sweet and bitter must have tasted delicious.

  4. Nice combo.. Love your pulao..

  5. Pulao looks delicious and flavorful!! :)

  6. healthy and flavorful your salt and pepper bottle...

  7. lovely combo....very nice clicks!!!

  8. Wow the color!!! so amazing and also love the cute salt and pepper shakers!! Thanks for linking it to my event!! Looking for more yummy recipes!!
    Event - WTML w giveaway

  9. Lovely pulav Reni, very healthy and easy....

  10. Great combinaton Reni.. Looks delicious and flavourful :-)

  11. Brand new combination again, Reni!
    Looks very colorful and inviting for sure. Perfectly cooked pulao!
    I loved the Peppery Mint Paneer gravy as a side too!!

  12. looks so good.. love the combination

  13. Nice combination.. Yummy pulav!

  14. What a delicious combination. Thanks for linking it to Lets cook rice event.


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