Mint Corn Pulav

This is one of the regular rice dishes in my home. The lovely colour and the flavours are too inviting. If prepared in a microwave , it is all the more easy. I find it convenient to pack this off for my daughter’s lunch box and she loves it too.



Basmati rice 1 cup soaked in 3 cups of warm water

Water 2 cups(for cooking)

Onions 1 big

Fresh corn 3/4 cup

Cumin seeds 1 tsp

Garam Masala 2 tsp

Salt to taste

Oil 1 tbsp


Coriander leaves 1/2 cup

Mint leaves 1/2 cup

Cardamom 2

Cloves 2

Ginger 1/2 ” piece

Garlic 2 cloves

Green chillies 2


Heat 3 cups of water for 2 minutes.Soak rice in it for 10 minutes

Grind all the ingredients under the Paste with minimum water

Chop the onion finely

Heat oil in a wide mouthed microwave safe bowl. Add cumin seeds to it and heat it for 1 minute. Put the chopped onion into this and fry it on High for 2 minutes

Now add the paste to this.

Mix well and microwave it for another 2 minutes in MICROHIGH mode

Now drain the water and add to this cooked mixture. Also add the corn to this. Mix well

Pour 2 cups of water to this. Add salt and garam masala to it and mix well. Now close it with a Microwave safe lid(SHOULD NOT CLOSE IT TIGHT)Microwave it on HIGH for 10 minutes.

Take it out, mix lightly with a fork. Close the lid again and microwave it on HIGH for another 7 minutes or till the moisture is absorbed

Perfect Mint corn pulav ready to be served with a raita of your choice!!!!!!!!!!

Sending this to MEC-LUNCH BOX started by Srivalli and Hosted by Lata Raja


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