As a child, I hated baby corn. No matter what dish they were added to, I’d spot every single one of them and pick them out. But lately, I’ve found myself eating a lot of baby corn for someone who detested them. And when Vidhi Doshi a.k.a. @ramenhairedgirl shared her recipe for baby corn pulao, I was thrilled. I cannot wait to try my hands on this recipe, and if you feel the same way, scroll down to check out the full recipe.
1 1/4 cup roughly chopped baby corn
1 cup basmati rice
2 tsp ghee and oil
1/3 cup chopped carrots
1 cardamom pod
1-inch cinnamon stick
2 star anise
1 bay leaf
2 1/2 cups mint leaves
1 1/4 cups coriander leaves
5-6 garlic cloves
1-inch piece ginger
2 green chillies
1 tbsp curd
1/2 tsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp garam masala
1/2 tsp red chilli powder
1/2 tsp coriander powder
1/4 tsp turmeric
Salt to taste
Step 1: Combine the mint, coriander, garlic, chillies, ginger, salt, curd, and lemon juice in a blender jar and blend till it turns into a smooth paste. Add 1 tbsp of water if required.
Step 2: Remove this marinade into a bowl and add the spice powders to it—garam masala, chilli powder, coriander powder, and turmeric. Mix it all well together.
Step 3: Add the baby corn to this, mix well and keep aside for 30 minutes.
Step 4: Wash and soak the basmati rice for 30 minutes in enough water.
Step 5: Heat oil and ghee in a pan and add the whole spices to it. Sauté for 1-2 minutes till fragrant.
Step 6: Now add the baby corn, along with the marinade and cook for 2 minutes. Add the carrots and cook them for 2 minutes as well!
Step 7: Now add the soaked rice (discard the soaking water) and stir for 1-2 minutes.
Step 8: Add 2 1/2 cups of water and salt, mix well and cover and cook undisturbed for 8-10 minutes.
Step 9: Remove the lid and fluff the baby corn pulao with a fork. Don’t let the rice overcook. In case if there is any extra water left, let it evaporate and then eat hot!
Doesn’t that look absolutely delicious? If you do try out the recipe and like it then don’t forget to tell us about it in the comments below!
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