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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

MINTY CORN PILAF (JAIN)



I tried this with the ingredients available at that moment. It tasted very good with a fantastic aroma.

INGREDIENTS:

Fresh corn kernels OR Frozen corn kernels - 1 cup
Shelled peas OR frozen peas - 1/4 cup
Basmati rice - 1 cup
Slit green chillies - 2
Mint leaves - 1 cup
Cardamom - 2
Cinnamon - 2" stick - 2 nos.
Cloves - 3 or 4
Chilli flakes - 1 teaspoon
Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp.
White pepper powder - 1/4 tsp.
Salt - as per taste
Butter - 1 tablespoon
Oil - 1 tablespoon
Water - 2 cups

METHOD:

Soak basmati rice in water for half an hour. Wash the mint leaves well.

In a pressure pan, heat oil and butter. Add all the whole spices and saute for a minute. Add cumin seeds and when they sizzle add the slit green chillies & mint leaves. Saute for another minute. Now add the fresh corns and peas. Saute for 2 more minutes. Add salt and water.

Drain the water completely from the rice. When the water boils add the rice into it. Mix well, cover and pressure cook for 3 whistles. When the pressure is released, take out, add in the chilli flakes and white pepper powder . Give a gentle stir without breaking the grains.

Transfer it to a bowl and serve hot with peppery papads or any raitha of your choice.

25 comments :

  1. ummmmmm super. I am sure it would have smelled and tasted awesome too :)

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  2. Wowm very nice...i will try soon..

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  3. I make by grinding the mint,this sounds simple and yumm too!

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  4. Yummy and delicious.. nice clicks too

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  5. the pilaf looks so tempting...! nice recipe

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  6. i love this dish......have a similar version on my blog too.....u can check that....n ur pilaf looks absolutely delicious

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  7. mmmm mouth watering and easy to prepare rice variety

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  8. looks sooooo yummy ...very colorful n tempting

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  9. wow..droolworthy pulao, with mint and corn, we bet it will be so so refreshing..

    Love
    Kairali sisters

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  10. Rice looks delicious. If you wish you send this to Akeela's Corn event checkout details at http://sarafoodevents.blogspot.com/

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  11. yummmmmmmmmmmmmy and delicious mouthwatering pulao.

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  12. Fantastic pilaf, looks absolutely delicious..

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  13. Maami..this is so comforting..I love to eat these hot from the pan...its been a while since I had this - will make it for myself and eat up the whole thing! LOL!

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  14. Looks yummy yummy I love these kind of pulao's// I can feel the fragrance seeing the picture itself.

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  15. Lovely rice without onion and garlic,looks very delicious even without it...thanks for sharing it shanthi

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  16. woo yyummy minty rice...i love its flavour soo fresh..

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  17. Hi Shanthi mam..I felt this dish was more healthy..

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  18. My fav,luv to have it anytime...

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