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Corn and Scallion Pulao

January 20, 2012
0 Ratings
  • Serves 4
Author Notes

This recipe is passed on to me from my mother and I love the use of fresh corn a lot in this recipe along with the green bell pepper and scallions. We like to eat this rice dish with Raita. It can be made with frozen corn also but makes it much better with fresh corn. —Devangi Raval

What You'll Need
  • 2 cups Cooked basmati Rice
  • 4 Whole Corn (Grated)
  • 2 Green Bell Pepper Chopped
  • 1 bunch Scallions
  • 2 tablespoons Oil
  • 1 teaspoon Ginger-green chilli paste
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin Seeds
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons Garam masala
  • Salt to taste
  • Sprigs of Corriander leaves for garnish
  • 2 tablespoons Freshly grated coconut
  1. Boil basmati rice with some salt and oil, exactly till it is well cooked. Do not let it get soggy at all. And let it cool so that each grain of rice is separated. You may even run cold water from stopping the rice from over cooking.
  2. Take oil in a pan. Add the freshly grated corn mixture with the liquid also and sauté till the excess water evaporates. Remove it in a bowl and keep it aside.
  3. Take oil in pan and add oil, cumin seeds, ginger chili paste, diced green bell pepper, and chopped scallions and sauté till it is well cooked and then add the corn mixture to it. After few minutes add the already cooked basmati rice , season it with salt and garam masala. Mix it well. Garnish it with fresh coriander leaves and some fresh coconut (optional). Serve it with some raita.

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4 Reviews

LeBec F. April 19, 2012
what a beautiful recipe. love all your textures and spices and tang of yoghurt. I must make this! thx so much
Devangi R. April 26, 2012
Thanks Mindy! my husband who never like rice, loves this dish and yes, ofcourse with raita.
arielleclementine April 18, 2012
this sounds really delicious! is the ginger-green chili paste something you make or do you buy it? love the sound of it.
Devangi R. April 26, 2012
Thanks ! Yes, I make ginger chilli paste at home and keep some in refrigerator. So, approx 1/2 tsp of ginger and 1/4 tsp chilli. You can add chilli paste extra if you like hot food.