Palak aur Makai ki Sabzi – Sweet Corn in Spicy Spinach Gravy

This one is a big monsoon favorite in my home.

Green, healthy, tasty, requires simple ingredients and is very easy to make.

Palak aur Makai ki Sabzi

Sweet Corn in Spicy Spinach Gravy

Servings: 4-5

Difficulty Level : Easy

Ingredients: 

  • Spinach – 3 medium size bunches
  • Sweet Corn / ordinary corn – 1 cup boiled kernels
  • Onions – 2 medium (pureed)
  • Ginger – 2 inch piece (pureed)
  • Tomatoes – 6 medium (pureed)
  • Cumin seeds – 1 tsp
  • Red Chili powder – 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder – 1 tsp
  • Garam Masala – 1/2 tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil for cooking

Method:

  • Boil the corn kernels in a pressure cooker till three-five whistles. You can also use the tinned sweet corn by straining the brine and thoroughly rinsing in plain water. Set aside.
  • Clean, trim, wash and boil the spinach leaves with minimal water and a teaspoon of sugar in a pressure cooker. Strain and puree it on cooling.
  • In a thick bottomed vessel, heat one tablespoon oil and add onion and ginger paste with cumin seeds. Stir continuously till the mixture begins to change color.
  • Now add pureed tomatoes, corn, red chili powder, turmeric powder, salt and garam masala powder.
  • Mix well and cook for 2 to 3 minutes stirring continuously.
  • Now add pureed spinach and let it simmer on low heat till oil leaves sides.
  • Once the oil leaves sides add half a cup of water to adjust the consistency of the gravy. You can add more water as per your liking.
  • Put on a lid and let it boil for 5 minutes.
  • Serve hot.

Serving Suggestion:  Serve with hot roti, paranthas or buttered naan.

Tip: To add to the richness of this simple recipe, you can add a dollop of butter or a tablespoon of creme just before serving.

For more recipes from my kitchen, visit my food corner.

21 thoughts on “Palak aur Makai ki Sabzi – Sweet Corn in Spicy Spinach Gravy

  1. Yummmmm ME this is my favourite subji as it it has two of my favourite things together – Palak and Corn.!

    Great you reminded me of this, some work to do this weekend!

    Like

What's on your mind?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s