All you need is:
1 1/2 cups rice (basmati)
1 Med. onion chopped lengthwise
1 cup White Corn
2 tbsp Oil
1 tsp Jeera/ Cumin
1 tsp Ginger Garlic paste
1 Green Chilly (+/- to taste)
Salt to taste
*Pulav Masala ( I used Shan Pilau masala)
3 cups Water
Cilantro to Garnish
Prep: Wash the Basmati rice in 2-3 changes of water. Drain All water and keep aside for 20 mins. Slice the onion Lengthwise, chop the chilly. Cook the corn as per instructions ( I used the microwave)
Heat oil in a pan, add the cumin, next add the ginger-garlic paste (be careful at this stage, as the paste will sputter a lot, keep a lid close at hand) , add the chilly.
Next add the onions and saute for a few mins. Add the rice and mix well (so that each grain is coated with oil) add the pulav masala. Add water and cover and cook till it is 75% done. At this stage, add the corn, add salt and mix well, but not with vigour, that will break the rice... . Cover and cook till fully cooked
* Shan masala has a the badi elaichi(big cardamom) and clove , cinnamon pieces and is not in the powder form.
M hates all the ingredients (*) - they make his ears smoke or so he says!!! So I add minimal masala to any Pulav, in this case it was 1 big elaichi, 1 half a centimeter pieces of cinnamon, 1 clove and 2 peppercorns.
This in fact made the pulav even tastier (in my opinion). There was no overwhelming flavour that spoilt the taste of biting into the juicy and ever so slightly sweet corn .
This is my entry for the W, of the A-Z of Vegetables at Nupur's One Hot Stove!