Are you all like me who is constantly looking for new ways to enjoy pulao? Then I am sure this flavorful pulao will win your hearts. This combination of methi leaves and corn was initially suggested to me by my cousin, Rekha. But I was surprised to observe that this combination was very popular in the blogosphere. Coincidentally, this is an ideal combination for diabetics when consumed in a controlled portion.  

Methi-Corn Pulao

Ingredients - 

Basmati Rice 2 cups
Methi leaves 2 cups, finely chopped
Corn (I used frozen and thawed) 1 cup
Onion, chopped 1/2 cup
Ginger 1 inch piece, Garlic 2 cloves, Green Chillies 2-3 ground to a paste (Or as required)
Seasoning (Oil 2 Tbsp, Jeera 1 tsp, Cloves 4-5 , Cinnamon 2 inch piece, Cardamom 2 pods, Star Anise 1 piece)
Salt as needed
Lemon Juice 2 tsp (if required)

Method Of Preparation - 

In a heated wok/kadai, add oil and the rest of the seasoning. After the cumin seeds(jeera) start browning, add the chopped onion and saute until they are golden brown.

To the sauteed onions, add the ginger-garlic-green chillies paste and the chopped methi leaves. Also add the corn and saute for a couple of minutes.

Add the washed and drained Basmati rice and saute for a couple minutes.

Remove from fire and transfer the contents into an electric rice cooker adding 4 cups of water and adequate salt. [This is optional if cooking in the wok/kadai itself is your preference.]

Methi-Corn Pulao

Fluff the cooked pulao and transfer into a serving platter and garnish as per taste.

We had this pulao on a leisurely weekend with Boondi Raitha (Recipe will folow :) ).

Preparation Time 45 min
Serves 3-4 Adults
Posted by Harini on Thursday, June 9, 2011


  1. Sunanda Says:
  2. Pulao looks delicious.. Adding methi leaves made it more tasty.

    Sunanda's Kitchen

  3. Very colorful looking pulao. Excellent preparation.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  4. Wow.. that is an awesome and flavorful combo..
    Event: Healing Foods - Banana

  5. Priya Suresh Says:
  6. Falvourful,healthy,heart and filling pulao, love this wonderful dish,beautiful presentation..

  7. Unknown Says:
  8. Yum, looks superb, especially with boondi raita on the top :)

  9. deliciously done rice looks wonderful and healthy

  10. Suma Gandlur Says:
  11. I love these kind of dishes to beat the monotony. We can create an array of delicious pulaos just by changing vegetables, I guess.

  12. divya Says:
  13. My mouth is watering, this looks so tempting.

  14. hemalata Says:
  15. Mouth watering pulao,looks so delicious and healthy.

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