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April 2, 2015

Sweet Corn Pulao Recipe-Corn Pulav-Lunch box Recipes

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Corn pulao recipe

Corn pulao is an yummy,easy to make lunch box recipe.It would be an instant hit among the kids as it has sweet corn.I learnt this recipe from my friend Shalini.I modified her recipe slightly & tried it for Sendhil & Raksha’s lunch box.It has become their favourite rice varieties.I don’t make any gravies or curries as side dish for this rice.A simple onion raita would do.You would have come across many versions for this particular recipe.Here is my style of making it.You can make any variations to this recipe by adding capsicum,green peas etc.The color of this rice would be light green.If u want to have white colored rice,saute all the spices instead of grinding.You can make it as per your wish.It comes out well.Try this easy,one pot rice recipe for your lunch and let me know your feedbackHappy.Lets see how to make this Indian style corn pulao recipe with step wise pictures.

Corn pulao recipe

Sweet corn pulao recipe

Sweet corn pulao recipe Sweet corn pulao recipe-An easy lunch box recipe for Kids !
Cuisine: Indian
Category: Lunch
Serves: Serves 2
Prep time: 30 Minutes
Cook time: 20 Minutes
Total time: 50 Minutes


  • Basmati rice - 1 cup (I used India gate super)
  • Water - 1.75 cups ( use 2 cups if u soak for 30 minutes)
  • Salt - as needed
  • Cooking oil - 1.5 tbsp
  • Ghee - 2 tsp
  • Bayleaf - 1no
  • Big onion - 1 no ( finely chopped)
  • Sweet corn - 1/2 cup ( frozen or fresh ones)
To grind to a paste
  • Cinnamon - 1 inch piece
  • Cardamom - 1 no
  • Cloves - 2 nos
  • Soambu/Fennel/Saunf - 1/4 tsp
  • Green chillies - 2 nos ( use 3-4 for more spice)
  • Ginger - 1 inch piece
  • Garlic - 4 cloves
  • Mint leaves - 5 nos
  • Coriander leaves - 1 tbsp
  • Cashewnuts - 5 nos

  • Wash and soak the basmati rice in water for minimum 30 minutes and maximum 6 hours.The quantity of water will vary based on the soaking time.If u soak for 30 mins or less,u should add 2 cups of water.If u soak more time,u can add 1.5-1.75 cups of water to get a soft n firm rice.I soaked the rice for 6 hours.So i used 1.75cups of water.So measure the water u need and set aside( you can also use milk & water in equal quantity)

  • Take all the ingredients given under “to grind”  to a smooth paste using 1/4 cup of water from the measured 1.75 cups of water.So now u will have 1.5 cups of water in hand,remember.
    Sweet corn pulao recipe
  • In a pressure cooker base,heat oil and put the bay leaf.Then add the finely chopped onions and saute till they turn transparent.Now add the ground masala paste and required salt.Mix well till raw smell goes off.To this,add the corn kernels( to remove corn kernels easily,take a knife and run through the corn from the top.Kernels will fall off easily.U can use it for the recipe)U can use frozen corn too.
Corn pulao recipe
  • Mix well and add the measured water.Let it come to roll boil.Now add the soaked basmati rice by draining all the soaked water.Cover & pressure cook in low flame for one whistle.It takes 10-12 minutes in very low flame.After the steam is released,remove the lid and fluff the rice with a fork.Serve hot with onion raita.
Corn pulao recipe
Corn pulao recipe

Enjoy !


  • For variations,u can add 2 tbsp of finely chopped capsicum along with onions.
  • You can add 2 tbsp of coconut in place of cashews. 
  • You can also add a handful of peas to make it healthy.
  • If u want to make white colored pulao,just saute the masalas instead of grinding them.Replace half of the water with milk.
  • To make this pulao more flavorful,add kalpasi/balck stone flower along with bayleaf.
  • No side dish is needed for this recipe.If u want,u can make any tomato based gravies.

Try this easy,one pot corn pulao for lunch box.It tastes yummy !
Sweet corn pulao recipe

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great-secret-of-life said...

perfect one pot meal

Unknown said...

Looks yummy... Will try this for my son....

Nithiyas Kitchen said...

Filling meal and tasty too

Nithiyas Kitchen said...

Filling meal and tasty too

Suja Manoj said...

Flavorful and yummy pulao

Unknown said...

Looks tasty and yummy too !