Thursday, 12 September 2013

Veg Peas Corn Pulao- A Quick Fix Dinner

Just like swimming and driving are life skills, cooking is as well. Once you learn cooking, even if it is by looking up other's recipes, you start getting ideas to manipulate your spices and cook something different from the regular dishes. While I do not enjoy cooking on a regular basis, the idea of trying something new always intrigues me. This dish is a very simple veg pulao but the addition of instant noodle masala makes it a little different from those regular days. You can add any combination of vegetables of your choice to make it more interesting. I didn't have anything else in my hand!


1 cup fragrant rice (I used Thai Jasmine Rice)
1 medium chopped onion
1/2 inch ginger finely chopped
1/4 cup sweet corn kernels (fresh or frozen)
1/4 cup peas
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1 tbsp light soy sauce
1 pkt instant noodle masala
2 tsp olive oil
1 cup warm water
Salt and pepper to taste

Soak and wash the rice and keep it in a strainer. Heat oil in a pressure cooker and add the cumin seeds. When it starts spluttering, add the onions and fry till golden brown. Add the ginger and keep stirring for 2 more minutes. Tip in the peas and corn and give it a quick stir. Next add the rice, soy sauce, instant noodle masala, pepper, and salt. Be careful while adding the salt since the noodle masala will already have some in it. Fry and mix everything well. When the rice turns translucent, add the warm water and bring it to a boil. Close the cooker and leave it on a high for three whistles. Switch off the gas and let it cool. Your quick fix dinner is ready to be served. I served it with some fried potatoes, an East India favorite. 


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