After some lengthy introspection yesterday morning, i decided that this attitude simply wont do. It s not taking me anywhere and it wont either. I have to snap out of that lethargic phase where anything and everything seems too much work for me. And i did get back my spirits when i decided to make this pulao.
Albeit the fact that i did have some doubts in making pulao with corn, i knew i was terribly wrong when i had finished chopping up the tender and sweet baby corn ears. I certified myself that i was wrong when i ground the masala. And when the pulao was cooking, i admonished myself for presuming too much about some simple yet wonderful things in life.
Prep Time: 30 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
Allergy Info: Can be made vegan, Gluten free, Soy free
Basmati rice 1 cup
Thin coconut milk 2 cups
Onion 1 thinly sliced
Baby corn 10 halved
Bay leaf 1
Cinnamon 1″ piece
Ghee or oil 3 tbsp
Salt to taste
To Be Ground Into A Paste:
Coriander leaves 1/2 cup firmly packed
Green chilies 4
Garlic cloves 4
Garam masala 1/4 tsp
Ginger 1/4″ bit
Onion 1 thinly sliced
Cashews a handful
Oil 2 tbsp
1.Use vegetable oil for a vegan version.
2. I found that using freshly extracted coconut milk lends a beautiful flavor to the rice as opposed to canned coconut milk.
3. This recipe calls for coconut milk and not coconut cream
Wash the rice well with water and soak in the coconut milk for about 15 mins.
In the meanwhile, grind the masala, adding water little by little, to a fine paste.
Heat oil in a pan and add the bay leaf, cardamom, cloves and cinnamon.
Now, add the onions and fry them till pink.
Add the baby corns next and fry them for about 3 to 4 mins.
Now, add the ground masala and bring the flame to the lowest.
Simmer the masala and the corns for about 1 min.
Add the rice and coconut milk to this mixture along with some salt. Mix well.
Cook until done or transfer to an electric rice cooker and cook till done.
Alternatively, you can make the whole thing in a pressure cooker and cook the pulao without the pressure valve on low flame for about 10 mins.
Finally, heat 2 tbsp oil in a pan and fry cashews till golden.
Drain and in the same pan, add sliced onions and fry till golden.
Now add fried onions and cashews to the rice and mix well.
Serve hot with any raitha of your choice.
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