With the IPL season on and seeing us talk about chennai super kings the little one wants to know why there is no kovai super kings...haha Though I dont watch it regularly get to hear that CSK rocks and am sure will rock on!
Coming to todays recipe - Corn Peas Pulao : I tried this few months back and by then I've made it twice as we all liked it very much. The crunch and sweetness in the corn with the flavourful spicy masala makes it a tasty one pot meal. Its colorful to see and tasty to eat what more do you need?! :)
1.First grind the ingredients listed under 'to grind' with little water to a fine paste. Set aside. In a pressure cooker heat oil+ghee add the items under 'to temper' with ginger garlic paste.
2.Add onion and saute till slightly browned. Then add the masala paste and saute till raw smell leaves and it turns color as shown below.Soak basmati rice in water for 30mins set aside.
3.Then add corn, peas saute till the masala is well blended with the veggies.Add required salt, I used rock salt. Drain water from rice and add it.
4.Give a stir and add water. Close and pressure cook for 3 whistles in medium flame. Once pressure releases fluff the rice with fork, take care not to break the rice.
Serve hot with curd or onion raita. This is a spicy pulao so curd is the best combo which I love the most.
- You can skip peas and even make it plain corn pulao
- As we are adding ginger and garlic in the masala paste itself, adding ginger garlic paste is optional while tempering.
- I always use rice : water ratio as 1: 1.5 cups - This suits well as the rice is presoaked and gives a grain seperated rice.