Sunday, April 12, 2009

Methi-Mushroom-Makai Pullao


Methi - Mushroom - Makai Pullao
Ingredients
1 cup basmati rice
salt to taste
1/2 tsp Garam masala(or to taste)
1 cup button mushrooms, quartered
1/2 cup fresh methi/ fenugreek leaves, roughly chopped
1 cup yellow corn

Tempering
1 tbsp olive oil
2"cinnamon
4-5 black peppercorn
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
2-3 cloves
2 green cardamoms
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1 small onion, chopped
1 tomato, chopped

Grind to fine paste
1/4 cup cilantro
3 garlic cloves
1" ginger

Method
1. Heat oil. Add seasonings
2. add onion, tomato & green paste. Saute for 5 minutes till soft.
3. Add musrooms. Saute for 5 minutes
4. Add corn - frozen, & methi leaves. Saute for 2 minutes.
5. Add drained basmati. saute for 3 minutes.
6. Add 2 1/2 cup water, salt to taste
7. Bring to boil. Lower the flame.
8. Cover and let it cook for 15-20 minutes or till cooked. Switch off the gas.
9. Keep covered for 5 minutes

Note -
1. I added frozen corn. So sauteed till it is thawed.
2. I added frozen methi - fresh methi that I froze.
3. Discard whole spices before serving or packing lunchboxes.

This rice goes to Monthly Mingle - Kids Lunches hosted by Srivalli of Cooking for all seasons.

MM event is started by Meeta of "What's for lunch, honey?"

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