Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Sweet corn Pulao | Easy pulao recipes | How to make sweet corn pulao | one pot meals | Lunch box recipes

how to make sweet corn pulao

Sweet Corn Pulao is an easy pulao recipe next to the Peas Pulao and Jeera Pulao. If I am in a hurry or lazy to prepare any South Indian traditional kuzhambu varieties, then I go for preparing the Pulao recipes. I am planning to try more different variety of Pulao as it is easy to prepare one pot meal and tastes great.

If you want you can view some Pulao recipes in this blog 

sweet corn pulao

How to make Sweet Corn Pulao

Preparation time: 10 min Cook Time: 20 min 
Total Time: 30 min Serves: 4
Recipe Category: Main dish | Recipe Cuisine: North Indian


Ingredients

Sweet corn - 3/4 cup
Rice - 2 cups
Onion - 1 
Green chilles - 3 chopped finely
Ginger garlic paste - 1.5 tsp
Mint leaves - 1/4 cup ( optional )
Coriander leaves - 1/4 cup + few for garnishing 
Salt - as per taste
Water - 1.5 cups
Oil - 2 tsp
Ghee - 3 tsp 

Spices
Cloves - 4 to 5
Fennel seeds - 1/2 tsp
Cinnamon stick - 3 to 4
Star anise - 2 to 3
Bay leaf - 1 crushed 
Cardamom - 1


Method
1. Soak the rice for 20 min. In a pressure cooker, add oil and when it is hot, add the spices and fry for a min. Add the onion and fry till soft. Add the ginger garlic paste and sauté till the raw smell goes off.


2. Add the green chillies, coriander and mint leaves. Sauté it well. Add 1tsp ghee and the rice and fry for 2 min. Add the required salt.


3. Add the sweet corn and water. When the water boils, close the lid and cook in low flame for 10 min. After 10 min, open the lid and the remaining ghee and slowly mix it well, without breaking the rice. Again close and keep it for 5 min and serve hot.



4. Yummy sweet corn Pulao is ready. I served it with crunchy capsicum raita

corn pulao


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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Capsicum Raita | Bell Pepper Raita | North Indian Raita Recipes | Raita for Biryani | Easy Raita Recipes

how to make capsicum raita

As I mentioned in my Cucumber Lassi, I tasted Capsicum Raita recipe also in the same Party. I loved the raita because of the capsicum crunchiness, it's simplicity and it's taste. I tried this on the next Saturday itself and paired it with Sweet corn Pulao. Though I liked the combination my mom complained raita could have been better with more spicier dishes like chicken Biryani or egg Briyani. Will try this Capsicum Raita again with spicy meal. 

You can also view some raita recipes 

capsicum raita

Capsicum Raita

Preparation time: 5 min | Cook Time: 6 min | Serves: 3
Recipe Category: Side dish | Recipe Cuisine: North Indian

Ingredients 
Capsicum - 1/2
Yogurt / curd - 1 cup
Oil - 1 tsp
Mustard seeds - a pinch
Jeera / Cumin seeds - 1/4 tsp
Salt - as per taste
Coriander leaves for garnishing



Method 
1. Beat the yogurt nicely and keep aside. Cut the capsicum into small pieces. In a pan, add oil and when it is hot, add the mustard seeds and cumin seeds. When the mustard seeds splutters, add the capsicum.
2. Fry the capsicum adding required salt for 4 to 5 min. Take care that, little crunchiness remains in the capsicum, else, it will be very soft. Transfer this to the yogurt and mix well. 

3. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve.
bell pepper raita


Crunchy capsicum raita is ready to be served with any pulao or biryani.

Notes:
1. You can sprinkle some cumin powder or chat masala for more taste.
2. Take care to make the bell peppers to be crunchier while frying.

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