Corn Pilaf / Makai Pulov

This is a signature dish of my mom!! This has always been a favorite at my place when we were kids. When mummy use to make this we three (siblings) looked at each others plates just to check if the other has got a bigger portion. I couldn’t believe that the preparation was so easy. Without more chit chatting, I bring to you the recipe for Corn Puloa…thanks mommyIngredients

  • Corn kernels – ¼ cup
  • Ghee – ¼ tbsp
  • Oil – ½ tbsp
  • Onion medium size- 1 chopped
  • Cardamom – 1
  • Cashewnut -6
  • Raisin 8-10

For Steam rice

  • Basmati Rice – 1 cup
  • Water – 2 cups
  • Salt – to taste

To Temper

  • Cumin seeds ½ tsp
  • Musturd seed ½ tsp
  • Cinnamon – ½ inch piece
  • Cloves -2
  • Bay leaves 2


  • Ginger garlic paste  – ¾ tsp
  • Garam Masala powder  – 1 tsp
  • Red chilli powder – ½ tsp
  • Turmeric ¼ tsp
  • Coriander powder ½ tsp


Wash rice and soak for 15 minutes.
Add water and salt to the pot. Use double the amount of water as rice.
Bring rice and water to boil over high heat with the pot uncovered.
Cover the rice after boiling and reduce the heat to a simmer. Let the rice steam for 10 minutes before checking it. Test the consistency to see if it’s soft enough. If the rice is too hard, cover it and add a few drops of water.
Remove the rice from the heat and keep it aside to cool.
In a frying pan heat oil and ghee add the items under ‘to temper’ with ginger garlic paste.
Add onion and saute till slightly browned. Then add the masala and saute till raw smell leaves and it turns color as shown below and add corn.
Add required salt, keep in mind we have already added salt in steam rice.
Add corn mix to the steam rice.
Serve hot with raita or kadi.

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3 Responses to Corn Pilaf / Makai Pulov

  1. Sravs says:

    Super tasty and lovely pulao!! looks so inviting !! Thanks for linking to the event !! Appreciate it !!

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  2. PreetiM says:

    Simple and delicious. I made it for dinner with left over rice and it was gone in a snap :). Keep them coming.

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