September 10, 2008

Corn - Methi Biryani

I have been on a Kasuri Methi spree. Ever since I bought a big pack of Kasuri Methi, I have been using it in every dish I can think of :D

I had eaten Corn Pulao at a party and was wanting to try it at home since a very long time. I finally looked for a recipe, & in the process of making it, I felt the pulao would turn out very bland & dry. So I tweaked the recipe, added Yogurt & some more spices to it & made Biryani instead .. It turned out to be super delicious & Iam definitely making it again.

Here's my own version of Corn-Methi Biryani . . .


Preparation Time: 30 Mins

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups Basmati Rice - soaked in water for about 15-20 mins
  • 1 cup finely chopped onions
  • 1 cup sweet corn - fresh/canned
  • 1/2 cup Green Peas - Frozen/Fresh
  • 3 tbsp - Kasuri Methi/Dry Fenugreek Leaves
  • 2 tsp - cumin seeds/Jeera
  • 1 tsp - Nigella seeds/Kallonji
  • 1 tsp - Fennel Seeds/Saunf
  • 2 green chillies - slit lengthwise
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2-3 cloves
  • 1 tsp Ginger-Garlic Paste
  • 1 cup - Fresh Yogurt
  • 3-4 Green Cardamoms/Elaichi
  • 2 sticks - cinnamon
  • A big pinch of Turmeric
  • 1 tsp - Red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp - Garam Masala
  • Salt as per taste
  • 2 tbsp - oil

Method:

  • Cook soaked Basmati Rice in 1 1/2 cups of water
  • Heat oil in a heavy bottomed pan. When the oil heats up, throw in Cumin seeds, Nigella seeds & Saunf.
  • When the seeds pop & splutter, Add green chillies, bay leaves & ginger-garlic paste
  • Throw in Cloves, Cinnamon, Cardamons & saute for a minute
  • Add onions & a pinch of turmeric & saute until they turn transparent.
  • Add red chilli powder & Garam Masala & saute till the raw smell disappears
  • Add kasuri Methi to this mixture & cook on low flame for about 2 mins
  • Add sweet corn & green peas & saute until tender
  • Add yogurt to this mixture & cook on low flame for another couple of minutes
  • Add salt as per your taste. Add cooked rice to the mixture
  • Fluff with a fork & mix well

Serve with Raita .. Enjoi !!!

Take another look . . .


What I really like about this dish is, the mild flavor of the spices prefectly complimenting sweet corn, making it very enjoyable. At the same time, it does not make you feel stuffed like other Biryanis. It goes well with any Raita of your choice.
You could add more Kasuri Methi, if you want the methi flavor to be more dominant.

Dig In . . .

This is my entry for the event, Herb Mania - Fenugreek hosted by Redchillies !

36 comments:

Vidhya said...

Yummy rice VP, never tried rice with corn. Will try it soon.

meeso said...

I love the flavor of methi so much! The first time I bought some and used it, I was so happy with the results! The picture looks so good and perfect :)

Divya Vikram said...

Looks just delicious..

SriLekha said...

delicious briyani! come and join in the chicken event going in my blog!

Shillu said...

Aww!! looks sooooooooooooo good! I want it now!!!

Curry Leaf said...

It looks delicious.Will try it

Priti said...

Looks yummy VP...nice pics..will try sometime this.

Sujatha said...

thats a delcious looking briyani! and the pic is just awesome.. A new recipe to me.. will sure try it..

LG said...

biriyani looks yumm..you managed to increase my hunger pangs 10 folds :)

Cham said...

Wow, that looks delicious the corn and methi biryani! Love ur pict

jayasree said...

Good idea to combine corn and methi. They compliment each other well. Lovely click.

Valarmathi said...

I have never tried with rice with corn. Its very different to me. Will sure try it.

Sireesha said...

WOW....Corn and methi biryani sounds sooooo delicious and tempting.I am feeling hungry now.....

Kitchen Flavours said...

Corn and methi biryani sounds divine looks gr8.

Usha said...

I love kasuri methi and this seems like the perfect recipe to try the next time I am making biryani...delicious :)

sowmya said...

wow..that looks yummy..healthy one too!!

Suma Rajesh said...

looks yumand delicious biriyani..guess u have lots of recipe using methi.. :)

Uma said...

oooh, looks so delicious and mouth-watering.

notyet100 said...

THIS LOOKS SO NICE,.NOT HEAVY TOO,..LIKED UR VERSION,..ND YA THNKS FOR DROOPPIN..BY,..WILL BE LOOKIN FORWARD FOR UR RENTRY...:-)HPPY BLOGGIN,..:-)

Illatharasi said...

looks tempting.... picture looks perfect!

vandana rajesh said...

That is an interesting recipe. Have been waiting to use corn for sometime. Thks for sharing the recipe.

Priti said...

A tag waiting for U in my blog @
http://indiankhanna.blogspot.com/2008/09/tandoori-chicken-tag.html

raaji said...

biryani with corn sounds interesting and healthy......

Myviews said...

Corn and methi biryani.looks so delicious and mouth-watering. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Laavanya said...

That seems to be such a popular combination and looks very pretty too!

G.Pavani said...

hi corn methi pulao looks yummy and pics are excellent,

Madhavi said...

Delicious, so good. Look mouthwatering and pics r really tempting!!!!

Shama Nagarajan said...

hai its a different recipe.Will try this soon.I hv added u to my blog.

Spices N Aroma said...

Mind blowing pics!!...the dish lookkssss delicious!!! I have added you in my blog!

Dershana said...

Hi VP, lovely click!!!

Corn-methi combo sounds unique. Sounds nice and yummy.

A little gift for you at my blog :-)

Sunshinemom said...

Looks so good and yummy! I too smell the flavor of methi here...Ummmm:)

Sharmila said...

This looks interesting. Must try it. The pics look great. :-)

Vani said...

Love the flavor of methi! And the pictures look really yum!

Uj said...

Wow..I too love methi.. I add kasuri methi to Pulao too at times..It brings out a different taste all together... this looks lovey.. Will surely try this :)

Adlak's tiny world said...

hey looks so delicious and mouth waterring. Sure i ll try this soon.

Divz said...

Amazing recipe! Tried it and it tastes awesome! :)