Sweet Corn Methi Pulav

This sweet corn methi pulav/Sweet corn  fenugreek rice is the excellent lunch box recipe.The little bitterness of methi/fenugreek leaves and the light sweetness of the sweet corn gives an excellent combination.The aromatic smell of this rice makes our mouth watering.All that we need is we must have both methi and sweet corn at home.

As I told already this is a very good lunch box recipe which can be prepared with in less time.We can give this to children undoubtedly as it is healthier recipe and for serving we need only fresh curd or raita.This sweet corn methi pulav donot require much hectic ingredients.

This can be prepared as one pot item or the way which i prepared.Even if we have much cooked rice we can prepare this.

Now coming into the recipe.

Corn Methi pulav

Corn Methi pulav

Ingredients:

  • Basmathi Rice:1 cup.
  • Water:2 cups.
  • Methi/Fenugreek leaves:1/2 cup.
  • Sweet corn:1/2 cup.
  • Biryani leaf:1.
  • Onion:1.
  • Ginger garlic paste:1tsp.
  • Garam masala:3/4 tsp.
  • oil:2 tbsp.
  • Cinnamon stick:1 inch.
  • Cardamom:1.
  • Cloves/Laung:1
  • Green chillies:2-3.
  • Salt:adjust to taste.
  • Mint/Pudina leaves:1 tsp.

Procedure:

  • Wash and soak the rice for 30 min.
  • Boil the sweet corn and keep it aside.
  • Now keep the rice in the pressure cooker for 3 whistles and allow it cool.
  • wash the methi leaves and cut the onion into slices and slit the green chillies.
  • now in a pan heat oil and add Cinnamon stick,clove,cardamom and fry and add Biryani leaf,ginger garlic paste andfry until raw smell goes.
  • Now add onion pieces and fry until it turns into pink color.
  • Now add Methi leaves and fry welland add boiled sweetcorn ,salt and fry well.
  • Add rice and mix well and then add garam masala and again mix well
  • Now garnish with Mint/pudina leaves.
  • Serve hot with fresh curd or raita.

There is another way of preparing .Here,I am giving it simply.

First soak the rice and keep it aside.In a pan heat oil and add cinnamon stick,cloves,cardamom,ginger garlic paste,onion slices,green chillies,methi leaves ,sweet corn corn and fry until the raw smaell goes off.Now add soaked rice and fry for another 1 min .Now add water and salt and keep it for 3 whistles.That’s all this process will finish the preparation of sweet corn methi pulao.

tasty pulav

tasty pulav

Note:

  • Here we can use pepper powder instead of slitted green chillies for those who like pepper flavor.
  • Here i used fresh sweet corn but if you are using frozen sweet corn bring them to room temperature.

Please give suggestions below .

 

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Kaju-Gongura Rice

All these rice items are prepared very easily  and it will take very less time.Especially now a days I am looking for these rice items because both my darlings my daughter and my hubby started to take lunch boxes.This is a very nice Lunch box recipe.For the first time I prepared and it came very perfect.I like the tangyness which Gongura have naturally and if we take this gongura atleast once in a week it is very good for health as it contains more amount of Iron.I used pepper in this because in this winter season it is very good for our health.

Now here comes the recipe.

Kaju-Gongura Rice

Kaju-Gongura Rice

Ingredients:

  • Kaju: 1/2 cup.
  • Gongura paste:1/2 cup.
  • Basmathi Rice:1 cup.
  • oil:2 tbsp.
  • Green chillies:3.
  • Jeera:1/2 tsp.
  • Curry leaves:2 springs.
  • Coriander powder:1 tsp.
  • Pepper powder:1 1/2 tsp.

Procedure:

  • Boil basmathi rice and allow it cool.
  • Grind Gongura into a fine paste in a mixer and slit the green chillies.
  • In a pan heat oil and fry curry leaves and take them outside.
  • In the remaining oil add jeera,Green chillies,Kaju and fry until kaju turns golden brown colour.
  • Now add Gongura paste until raw smell goes.
  • Now add Turmeric powder,salt,coriander powder,pepper powder and fry for only 1/2 min.
  • Now add rice and mix it well and keep in low flame for five min.
  • Now add fried curry leaves on top.
  • Now the Tangy kaju-Gongura rice is ready.

Note:

  • We can use Coriander leaves instead of Gongura an d this coriander leaves gives good flavour.
  • While frying Cashew Fry in low flame because kaju will turn brown very quickly.
  • Even we can use left over rice instead of  Basmathi rice.
  • Be careful  with rice the grains must be separate so,that it gives good texture.

Please give your suggestions and comments below.

 

How to prepare capsicum Rice?

This can be prepared very easily and also this is a perfect lunch box recipe.This is a kid approved dish also.This capsicum rice can be prepared with all colored capsicums.But today I prepared with only green capsicums.These capsicums are also called as Bell pepper.Capsicums are very rich in vitamins and which cures many diseases.

Eating capsicum helps in keeping the skin clear and reduce rashes and do you another important information is which is more important to all of us it helps in burning the calories and mainly capsicums contain compounds called capsaicins which reduce the risk of cancer.

This can be used as naivedyam recipe because we did not use onion,garlic .so,this is no onion,no garlic recipe.

Now to the recipe.

tasty capsicum rice

tasty capsicum rice

Ingredients:

  •  Rice :1 cup.
  • Capsicums:3-4(chopped).
  • Oil:3-4 tbsp.
  • salt:adjust to taste.
  • cashew nuts:10-12.
  • Green chillies:2.
  • Red chillies:2.
  • Haldi/Turmeric powder:2 pinches.
  • vangibath powder:3 -31/2 tbsp.
  • chana dal:1/2 tbsp.
  • Urad dal:1 tsp.
  • Mustard seeds and jeera:1/2 tsp.
  • Curry leaves:4-5.
  • Lemon:1 tbsp.
  • Coriander leaves(chopped):1 tbsp.

Procedure:

  • Cook the rice and keep it aside and allow it to cool.cook the rice that the grains are separate.Usal masoori rice is fine or you can use Basmati rice.
  • Clean the capsicum and cut it into pieces of 1 inch length and slit the green chillies and red chillies.
  • now add the oil in a kadai and crackle mustard seeds and add jeera,chana dal,urad dal,cashew nuts,green chillies and fry until it turns into golden brown color.
  • Now add slitted red chillies and curry leaves and fry for 1 min.
  • Now add chopped capsicum pieces and fry until it becomes soft.
  • Now add salt , turmeric powder and vangibath powder and mix well and fry for another 2 min.
  • Now remove it from stove and add cooled rice and add lemon juice and mix well and garnish with coriander leaves.
  • Now serve hot with raita or potato chips.

Note:

  • While roasting be careful that cashew nuts will turn brown so quickly.
  • So,first add chana dal and then urad dal and then cashew nuts and fry well.
  • I did not use another vegetables like potato,green peas,carrot to enjoy the complete flavor of capsicums.
  • This capsicum rice works fine with left over rice also.

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How to prepare Tomato pulao/Tomato Rice

I usually prepare Tomato rice in two ways.One is pulao and another one tomato Baath which is prepared by leftover rice.

Normally these two recipes are very easy to prepare and which can be easily prepared as lunch box recipes.This dish is mostly prepared in south India.

Now i am posting Tomato Pulao recipe which is a bit spicier than tomato Baath.

Spicy tomato pulao

Spicy tomato pulao

Ingredients:

  • Basmati Rice:1 cup.
  • Tomatoes:4(Riped).
  • Onion:2 (Medium sized).
  • Cloves:2.
  • Ginger-garlic paste:1 tsp.
  • Cinnamon stick:1 inch.
  • Mint leaves:1/2 cup.
  • Green chillies:2-3.
  • Red chillipowder:1 tsp(adjust to your spice level).
  • oil:1 1/2 tbsp.
  • salt:adjust to taste.
  • coriander powder:1/2 tsp.

Procedure:

  • Soak Basmati rice for 20 min.
  • Cut the onion into thin slices and cut the tomato into small pieces.
  • Now heat the oil in a pressure cooker and add cloves,Cinnamon stick and fry for 1/2 min.
  • Now add ginger garlic paste and fry until raw smell goes.
  • Now add Mint leaves until it decreases the volume.
  • Now add Green chillies and onion and fry until they turn into translucent.
  • Now add soaked rice and fry for 1 min.
  • Now add 2 cups of water and salt,red chilli powder and close the lid of pressure cooker.
  • Now the cooker starts whistling(3 whistles) and simmer for 3-4 min and turn off the flame.
  • After cooker cools down add chopped coriander on top of it.

Note:

  • You can use Ghee instead of oil.
  • If you use full ripe juicy tomatoes gives more taste.
  • We can use only Green chillies with out using Red chilli powder but the color will not be good.so,instead of using artificial colors i used red chilli powder.

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