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


  • 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


  • 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.

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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!


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