Monday, October 3, 2011

Baby Corn Pulav


Basmati rice - 1 cup
Baby Corn - 10-12
Onion - 1
Coconut milk - 2 cups
Bay leaf - 1
Turmeric powder - a pinch
Cinnamon - 1 inch piece
Cloves - 2 or 3
Elachi - 2(optional)
Salt - according to taste
Oil/ghee - 2-3 tbspns

To Grind: 
Coriander leaves - 1/2 bunch
Garlic - 4-5 cloves
Ginger - 1/4 inch piece
Grated coconut - 2 tbspns(optional)
Green chili - 4
Garam masala powder - 1/4 tsp(optional)

Soak rice for 1/2 hour and then drain the water and fry it with 1/2 tsp of ghee for 2 minutes, keep aside.
Cut onion to length wise and cut baby corn into bite size pieces.  
Pressure cook baby corn upto 3 whistles.
Grind all the ingredients under "to grind" table.
If you are cooking directly in pressure cooker, heat ghee/oil in the cooker and add the whole spices-bay leaf, cinnamon, elachi and cloves.
Then add the onions, fry till translucent, then add the ground masala and fry till raw smell disappears. Then add coconut milk and cooked baby corn and bring it to boil.(Coconut milk should not be too thick or too thin, if its thick then dilute to adjust it to make 2 cups)
Add the rice, turmeric, salt and mix well and cook covered in lowest flame, without pressure regulator for 8-10 minutes.
Now pulav is ready and serve hot with onion raita or raita of your choice!

Tip of the day: Adding salt while frying onions makes it quicker to cook.

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