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Sunday, October 19, 2008


Baby corn pulao / Baby corn pulav - This is a simple yet wonderful recipe using baby corn,...I am using Baby corn, but you can also try this with sweet corn. The coconut milk in this recipe makes it really flavorful and delicious. In few easy steps this is an easy one pot meal, perfect for lunch box and for lazy weekends. Yet special and delicious.

Baby corn pulao recipe

Recipe Cuisine: Indian  |  Recipe Category: Lunch
Prep Time: 30 mins    |  Cook time: 25 mins    Serves: 2


Basmati rice - 1 cup

baby corn - 10-12

Onion - 1

Coconut milk(thin) - 2 cups

Bay leaf - 1

Turmeric powder - as needed

Cinnamon - 1 inch piece

Cloves - 1

Ealchi - 1

Salt - As needed

Oil/ghee - 2 tbsp

To Grind

coriander leaves - 1/2 bunch

Garlic,small variety - 5

Ginger - 1/4 inch piece

Grated coconut(optional) - 2 tbsp

Green chilli - 4

Garam masala powder - 1/4 tsp


  1. Soak rice for at least  1/2 hour before preparing any rice dishes like this. The more you soak, the more soft the gains will be and you can use less water ratio for cooking it.
  2. Cut onion to length wise and cut baby corn into bite size pieces. Pressure  upto 3 whistles. If you slice them thinly into circles or diagonally, then no need to pressure cook. 
  3. Grind all the ingredients under "to grind" table to a smooth paste with less water.
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  5. If you are cooking direct in pressure cooker,heat ghee/oil in the cooker and add the whole spices-bay leaf,cinnamon,elachi and cloves.Then add the onions,fry till pinkish,then add the baby corn,ground masala and fry till raw smell disappears.Add the soaked rice and fry for a minute.
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  7. Then add coconut milk( I used ready-made coconut milk) and bring it to boil.(Coconut milk should not be too thick or too thin,if its thick then dilute to adjust it to make 2 cups- you can reduce the water quantity to 1 & 1/2 cups.). Add salt and mix well and cook covered in lowest flame, without pressure regulator for 12 minutes.Or in medium flame give 2 whistles. 
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Now pulav is ready and serve hot with onion raita or raita of your choice!


I am sending this pulav to my dear friend Srivalli of cooking for all seasons ,for the event  Rice Mela!



  1. Nice entry Rak's Kitchen! Like the picture...

  2. Rajeshwari, the idea of baby corn in pulao is wonderful!Coconut milk must hv flavored it so well! Thks for recipe n ur technique of preparing it!

  3. Thanks for the lovely entry Raji..that bowl looks yummy!

  4. LOoks delicious dear... nice click... thxs for sharing..

  5. Looks very nice. I too have this cook book and find it very handy.

  6. I have that book too though I haven't tried out too many recipes from it. Pulao sounds so flavorful and looks awesome.

  7. Looks very very tasty...

  8. Looks great! Did you change your blog header? Or I must be dreaming...

  9. wow .. babycorn pulav looks yummy .. shall try this .. pic looks fab

  10. oh..that bowl of rice looks yumm Rak's..will keep this in mind when I buy baby corn next time.

  11. Divya,
    I think you r not dreaming,but just now you have opened ur eyes wide,coz its been for a long time...the same header:D

  12. Only the other day I thought of getting some baby corn and making some sort of rice with it. And here you are!! :)

  13. Ur pulav looks yummy...nice picture. i've sth to share with u check my blog.

  14. Hi Raks,.
    Lovely presentation... thanks for sharing. I am visiting ur blog after a long time, you posted many traditional recipes.. (karunai Podimas, Keerai Kulambu)

  15. I love rice plain or wirth added flavours.
    This looks so yumpm even though i have never tried with corn

  16. nice click and sounds great and healthy dear...loved the pic so much......

  17. Looks very nice.the idea of baby corn in pulao is wonderful!Thanks for sharing.

  18. mmm. delicious pulav. looks so colorful.

  19. There is an award for you in my blog :)

  20. Hi Raji... till now i have not thought of buying baby corn since i didnt find any recipes that use baby corn interesting... but now that your pulao looks simple & yummy it tempts me to buy some baby corn & try this for tomorrow's lunch... my son's fav color is yellow... hope i can make him eat this "yellow meal"....

  21. This is an awesome recipe. We just loved it. I am going to try it with other veggies too. Thank you so much for this wonderful recipe :-)

  22. thanks for the recipe. i tried it today and it came out well ! yumm!

  23. Hi Raji,

    I tried this today with sweet corn kernels and carrots grated and it was good. But 4 chillies was wayyyy too spicy for me. :)


  24. Hi Thanks for the recipe. it looks yummy. Can you please clarify the ratio of water and coconut milk for 1 cup rice please. Wondered if you are diluting coconut milk and adding instead water?
    Early reply is much appreciate as I am hoping to cook it for lunch today.
    Thank again Raks

    1. Yes add water to coconut milk so that water + coconut milk together is 2 cups

  25. Hi Raji, I tried this recipe today..It came out very well and the taste was excellent.

  26. Hi,
    I tried this recipe with peas instead of baby corn. It was a huge hit at my place. Infact me and my mom prepared this recipe 4 times in the past 2 weeks. Thanks for sharing.

  27. Hi,
    I tried baby corn biryani today and came out awesome ..,,,
    My husband too loved it....
    Thanks for the recipe

  28. tried the dish on last sunday. Every one loved it. Awesome dish.. Thanks for sharing the recipee

  29. raji mam.. u paved way for de basic learners.... thank u...


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