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Comfort Food Series : Methi and Corn Pulao

Simple methi and corn pulao is the perfect one pot meal and certainly is comfort food for me! Serve it with some raita and papad and you will have a very fulfilling meal! 
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Indian


  • 1.5 cups rice basamati
  • 1 cup sweet corn
  • 1 cup methi chopped leaves
  • 2 onions medium sliced
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 4 5 cloves
  • 1 inch cinnamon
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/4 tsp ginger powder (I skip this in summers)
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • 1 tsp garam masala masala or biryani masala (I use whatever I have at hand)
  • to taste salt


  • Clean, wash the rice. Soak in fresh water for about 15-20 minutes.
  • Heat oil in a pressure cooker and add the saboot masalas namely bay leaves, cloves and cinnamon and saute for 2 minutes.
  • Add the onions and fry till they start turning brown.
  • Add all the dry masalas namely turmeric, dry ginger powder, chilli powder and garam masala. Now add the corn and methi and fry for 2 minutes.
  • Add 3 cups of warm water to it along with rice and pressure cook for 1 whistle. I actually switch off the gas whenever I use basmati rice, as soon as the whistle starts. Let the steam escape on its own and separate grains of rice using a fork.
  • Serve hot with a raita of choice or even plain curd.


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