Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Corn pulao

What is it with schools that ask you for personal info like your monthly salary??? The application form of one of the top rated schools here asks for my husbands' and my monthly salaries, and also whether the child will reach school by car/auto/two wheeler or walk. Why does that matter? Will saying my child will walk hamper her chances of getting into that school or will they think that we are an environment friendly family??? The application process is tiring to say the least. Looking at all the children running out of their classrooms when the bell rang for their break reminded me so much of Pavlov's experiment. Is this what we hope to achieve through education??? Masses of young people trained to think alike and to obey without question??? I could go on and on, but I've already done that on my other blog.
So, let's get on with what this blog does and talk food. More specifically, let's talk about a very simple pulao that I cooked. This pulao is different from most others in that it is not heavy on spices. It uses very few ingredients and yet is satisfyingly flavourful.What you need:
Rice - 1 cup, washed and soaked in water for 10 - 15 minutes
Onion - 1 large, chopped fine
Garlic - 7 or 8 cloves
Green chilli - 3 or 4 (adjust to taste)
Corn kernels - 1.5 cups
Turmeric powder
Ghee/oil - a few tsp

Grind chillies and garlic without adding any water.
Heat oil in your pressure cooker. Add the ground paste and fry for a minute. Stir in the onions and fry until translucent. Now add all the other ingredients along with sufficient water and cook until two whistles.
Serve with raita, pickle and papad on the side.

This is my second entry to Valli's Rice Mela.


sra said...

Are they still asking for religion, I'm curious to know.

Priya said...

COrn pulao seems very simple n easy...delicious entry for the event Jaya..

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

looks simple and light.. will try this.

soma said...

Nive idea. I have tons of corn, & I will make this today.:-)

Soma (

jayasree said...

Thats one easy pulao. With crunchiness from corn and light flavors, it sure must have tasted yummy.

Vaishali said...

I can only imagine how frustrating the admissions process is in today's times, Jayashree. The corn pulao looks like a nice recipe to take the edge off a harrowing day.

sowmya said...

good one..will make it sometime..

Andhra Flavors said...

healthy corn pulao!
Your aval dosa looks mouthwatering.

Srivalli said...

ehmmm..I am going through the same feeling!...and sorry Jay I am going to reply for sra...yes they still ask for religion and sub caste too!...:(

SriLekha said...

wow! looking delicious!
the look of the blog is so good!
join in the sweet event going in my blog!