This is very tasty one dish meal that can be quickly prepared for dinner on a busy weekday. It is very filling and can be packed in tiffin boxes for kids. This pulav also doesn’t have the bitterness of fenugreek leaves. Serve it with raita or buttermilk kadhi.
Equipment and Utensils
Frying pan (non-stick) with the lid
Flat wooden spoon
150 grams (½ cup) Basmati Rice washed
100 grams (½ cup) Fresh Corn Kernels
30 grams (1 small bunch) Fresh Fenugreek Leaves roughly chopped
75 grams (1 Big) Onion thinly sliced
4-5 Garlic Cloves thinly sliced
2 Green Chilies slit
1 teaspoon Cumin Seeds
½ teaspoon Turmeric Powder
¼ teaspoon Garam Masala Powder
¼ teaspoon Biryani-Pulav Masala Powder
¾ teaspoon Salt
½ tablespoon Lemon Juice
1½ tablespoon Pure Ghee
Wash the rice thoroughly.
Soak rice in 3 cups of water for 20 minutes.
Keep 1½ liter of water in saucepan and bring it to boil.
Strain the rice.
When water is boiling, add the rice and let it cook on high flame.
After 6-7 minutes keep an eye on the rice.
Cook the rice till the grains are separated but not softened.
Then strain the rice and wash it under cold running water.
Keep the frying pan on medium high flame.
Add pure ghee and let it heat.
When ghee is hot, add cumin seeds, let them crackle.
Now add slit chilies, turmeric powder, thinly sliced onions and garlic.
Stir fry for 1 minute or till onions become translucent.
Add corns, sprinkle some salt and sauté for 1 minute.
Now add chopped fenugreek leaves.
Fry them for 1-2 minutes, till all the moisture evaporates.
Now add precooked rice, salt and biryani-pulav masala.
Mix well gently to avoid breaking the rice grains.
Put on the lid for 2 minutes and lower the flame.
After 2 minutes, take it off the flame.
Let it sit for 10-15 minutes.
Then, sprinkle some garam masala and add lime juice.
Mix gently and the pulav is ready to serve.
Serve with cucumber-pudina raita or buttermilk kadhi.
Preparation Time: 8 minutes
Cooking Time: 32 minutes
Number of Servings: 2
Total Calories: 878.45 Kcal
Fat: 22.69 gm
Protein: 69.62 gm
Carbohydrates: 154.77 gm
Fiber: 4.00 gm