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Tuesday, July 13, 2010


I tried this with the ingredients available at that moment. It tasted very good with a fantastic aroma.


Fresh corn kernels OR Frozen corn kernels - 1 cup
Shelled peas OR frozen peas - 1/4 cup
Basmati rice - 1 cup
Slit green chillies - 2
Mint leaves - 1 cup
Cardamom - 2
Cinnamon - 2" stick - 2 nos.
Cloves - 3 or 4
Chilli flakes - 1 teaspoon
Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp.
White pepper powder - 1/4 tsp.
Salt - as per taste
Butter - 1 tablespoon
Oil - 1 tablespoon
Water - 2 cups


Soak basmati rice in water for half an hour. Wash the mint leaves well.

In a pressure pan, heat oil and butter. Add all the whole spices and saute for a minute. Add cumin seeds and when they sizzle add the slit green chillies & mint leaves. Saute for another minute. Now add the fresh corns and peas. Saute for 2 more minutes. Add salt and water.

Drain the water completely from the rice. When the water boils add the rice into it. Mix well, cover and pressure cook for 3 whistles. When the pressure is released, take out, add in the chilli flakes and white pepper powder . Give a gentle stir without breaking the grains.

Transfer it to a bowl and serve hot with peppery papads or any raitha of your choice.


  1. ummmmmm super. I am sure it would have smelled and tasted awesome too :)

  2. Wowm very nice...i will try soon..

  3. I make by grinding the mint,this sounds simple and yumm too!

  4. Yummy and delicious.. nice clicks too

  5. the pilaf looks so tempting...! nice recipe

  6. i love this dish......have a similar version on my blog too.....u can check that....n ur pilaf looks absolutely delicious

  7. mmmm mouth watering and easy to prepare rice variety

  8. looks sooooo yummy ...very colorful n tempting

  9. wow..droolworthy pulao, with mint and corn, we bet it will be so so refreshing..

    Kairali sisters

  10. Rice looks delicious. If you wish you send this to Akeela's Corn event checkout details at http://sarafoodevents.blogspot.com/

  11. yummmmmmmmmmmmmy and delicious mouthwatering pulao.

  12. Fantastic pilaf, looks absolutely delicious..

  13. Maami..this is so comforting..I love to eat these hot from the pan...its been a while since I had this - will make it for myself and eat up the whole thing! LOL!

  14. Looks yummy yummy I love these kind of pulao's// I can feel the fragrance seeing the picture itself.

  15. Lovely rice without onion and garlic,looks very delicious even without it...thanks for sharing it shanthi

  16. woo yyummy minty rice...i love its flavour soo fresh..

  17. Hi Shanthi mam..I felt this dish was more healthy..

  18. My fav,luv to have it anytime...


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