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Corn and Peas Pulao

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Eight to Ten years ago. I don’t  remember exactly which year. I first prepared pulao at my aunt’s kitchen based on her instructions.

After 2 continuous attempts, I was able to bring up the taste but not the texture of pulao. Those days, I was a beginner and didn’t even know to cook rice correctly.

So I skipped the part of cooking rice along with vegetables and I cooked both seperately and mixed them together. Most of the time, my aunty cooked rice and helped me to prepare pulao. Till now I am following this method for making pulao to maintain the pulao texture even though I have gained some experience to perfectly cook rice.

Basic Information:

Preparation Time: 15 minutes

Cooking Time: 20 minutes + 20 minutes to cook rice

Serves: 2-3


Oil – 3 teaspoons

Cardamom – 2 nos, roughly crushed

Bay leaves – 1 no

Cinnamon  stick – 1 inch length

Cloves – 2 nos

Onion – 1/4 cup, finely chopped

Ginger – 1 inch length

Garlic – 3 cloves

Green chilli – 2-3 nos

Corn – 1/4 cup, fresh or frozen

Green peas – 1/4 cup, fresh or frozen

Coconut milk – 1/4 cup – 1/2 cup

Rice – 1 cup

Water – 2 cups

Salt – to taste


1) Wash the rice 2 – 3 times and add 2 cups of water. Microwave or cook in pressure cooker or choose your perfect way of cooking rice. Pick any the above to cook the rice. Make sure to cook rice correctly and It shouldn’t stick with each other.

2) Spread the cooked rice in a wide plate and allow it to cool.

3) Meanwhile, take a wide non-stick pan and heat 3 teaspoons of oil in it. You can even use more oil if you prefer.

4) When the oil is hot, throw the spices. Make sure to crush the cardamom and cloves to avoid bursting.

5) When the spices spread nice aroma in the kitchen, add onion and saute.

6) Make sure not to brown the onion and saute without changing the colour. Onion has to be soft and translucent and should not turn brown.

7) Make a paste using ginger, garlic and green chilli. Add this paste to the sauteed onion. Fry for 2 minutes.

8) Add corn and peas to the pan. Stir well.

9) Add coconut milk. Cover and cook till corn and peas cook well. It might take 4-5 minutes.

10) Now, open the pan and cook till the coconut milk completely evaporates. Add salt and mix well.

11) Add cooled rice and gently mix well.

12) Serve with any of your favorite side dish. We had it with cauliflower dry curry.


1) If you are using basmathi rice, follow the cooking instruction given in the pack and cook the rice as per the instructions.

2) You can also cook rice along with corn and peas. But you will find the above method is easy.

3) Increase or decrease the corn and peas quantity as per personal preference.

4) Try to use fresh/frozen corn and peas for best results of this pulao.

5) Kindly ignore the noise in few pictures. I have noticed it only during publishing the pictures.

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Reshmi Mahesh

Deliciously prepared pulao…Lovely clicks..


Nice Clicks Uma! Corn is not my favourite though!..still your clicks are tempting! 😉

Pari Vasisht

Nice clicks, and a perfect texture pilaf, each grain is clearly visible.




Yum pulao with bright clors

Nalini's Kitchen

Delicious and tempting one pot meal….looks yumm…The grain is perfectly cooked and well done.


Nice dazzling vibrant colors !! Wonderful pulao and appetizing one !!

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yummy one pot meal, awesome clicks n presentation too.


Omg…. I am drooling here…. Beautiful clicks


I always love any one pot meal than the regular meals. Ur version sounds interesting and tempting.

Gayathri NG

Yummy pulao looks appealing for the eyes…


hello dear…Pulav looks so delicious…Peas and corns are tempting me to grab that whole plate..

Sensible Vegetarian

Lovely color and very beautifully clicked.


Love this, Looks yummy

chef and her kitchen

very delicious n colorful pulav


simply delicious 🙂 Tempting clicks 🙂

addition of coconut milk to this is soo new to me..

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Sobha Shyam

pulao looks fabulous, just like the ones we see in ad..wonderful clicks dear 🙂

Hamaree Rasoi

beautiful looking one pot meal…Tempting clicks

Hamaree Rasoi


Beautiful clicks!!n yummy simple rice

Aruna Manikandan

simple and delicious pulao 🙂

Kaveri Venkatesh

A quick, easy and delicious pulao….Love the second click

Sayantani Mahapatra Mudi

delicious pulao looks amazing with the yellow corn and green peas.

Priya Suresh

Elegant one pot meal,looks super catchy..

Vineetha Sush

Nice pulav I too posted a pulav 🙂 this one looks so bright with the yellow coloured corns 🙂

Suja Manoj

Yummy and healthy it


Beautiful clicks and pulav..


yummy n awesome pulao….

Jeyashris Kitchen

Wonderful combo and nice idea for lunch box

Deeps @ Naughty Curry

it looks so pretty, the yellow and green against pure white.. lovely!

The Vegan Indian Housewife

You do such lovely work, Uma! I am such an admirer of your food (and your photography!). I am definitely going to try this recipe.