I took this recipe from my cookbook  100 rice delights,by S. Mallika Badrinath,the original recipe uses corn kennels....i am using Baby corn,and some simple changes I made to suit our taste.

baby-corn-pulao copy

Basmati rice 1 cup
baby corn 10-12
Onion 1
Coconut milk 2 cups
Bay leaf 1
Turmeric powder as needed
Cinnamon 1 inch piece
Cloves 2 or 3
Ealchi 2
Salt As needed
Oil/ghee 2-3 tblsp

To Grind:

Mint leaves(or coriander leaves) 1/2 bunch
Garlic,small variety 4-5
Ginger 1/4 inch piece
Grated coconut(optional) 2 tblsp
Green chilli 4
Garam masala powder 1/4 tsp
  1. Soak rice for 1/2 hour and then drain the water and fry it 1/2 tsp of ghee for 2 minutes,keep a side.
  2. Cut onion to length wise and cut baby corn into bite size pieces.  
  3. Pressure cook baby corn upto 3 whistles.
  4. Grind all the ingredients under "to grind" table.
  5. If you are cooking direct in pressure cooker,heat ghee/oil in the cooker and add the whole spices-bay leaf,cinnamon,elachi and cloves.
  6. Then add the onions,fry till pinkish,then add the ground masala and fry till raw smell disappears.
  7. Then add coconut milk( I used ready-made 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)
  8. Add the rice,salt and mix well and cook covered in lowest flame,without pressure regulator for 8-10 minutes.
  9. Now pulav is ready and serve hot with onion raita or raita of your choice!



I am sending this pulav to my dear friend Srivalli of cooking for all seasons ,for the event  Rice Mela!

Popular entries