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I made a slight variation in palak paneer using grilled corn instead of paneer result was very good and yummy. So I wanted it to share with you all. Coming to the health point, spinach in Hindi is called palak, pasalai keerai in tamil is rich source of iron and calcium. So consuming greens everyday is good for health. This gravy very well goes with pulao, Roti and any Indian breads. So give a try and post your comments.


Palak(Spinach) - 1 big bunch
Coriander leaves - 1/4 bunch(1/4 cup)
Corn - 2 roasted in flame
Tomato - 2 small
Onion - 1 chopped finely
Green Chilli - 3 or 4
Ginger - small piece
Garlic - 2 pod
Cumin seeds - 2 tsp
Coriander powder - 1 tbsp
Cumin powder - 1/2 tbsp
Turmeric - 1/4 tsp
Garam masala - 1 tsp
Kasoori methi(dry fenugreek leaves) - 1 tsp
Cream - 1 tbsp or whole milk - 1/4 cup
Salt as required
Butter and cream for topping

Method :

1. Grill corn in the flame and take out the kernels out using knife.
2. Blanch spinach in hot water for 2 to 3 minutes or microwave for 1 minute.
3. Now puree the spinach, coriander leaves and green chilli  in the blender to fine paste and keep it aside.
4. Make paste out of ginger and garlic.
5. Heat oil in frying pan ,add cumin followed by chopped onions.
6. Saute till golden brown and add ginger garlic paste let aroma disappeares.
7. Add tomato and fry well until they are mashed well. Then add all spice powders.
8. Then to this add grilled corn kernels, after 2 to 3 minutes add pureed spinach.
9. Add kasoori methi(crush with your palm to powder it) let it come to boil(do not cook for long time). 
10. Add cream or milk at this stage.  Mix well. Switch of the flame.
11. Serve with tbsp of butter on top and garnish with cream.
12. Serve hot with any bread, Pilaf/pulao or steamed Basmati rice. I love to serve with the dash of lemon juice.

Note :

1. Roasted corn can be substituted by paneer, Aloo and green peas, Mixed vegetables, Baby corn.
2.  You can also use thick yogurt instead of milk or cream.
3.  Serve with dash of lemon this enhances the taste.
4. Add 1/2 tsp of sugar while you cook the spinach this helps to retain the color of spinach at the end.

Ekta  – (April 7, 2009 at 12:11 PM)  

Wow, this is definitly a nice change to the regular palak paneer. Will give it a try.

very nice pictures too!!!

Pavithra Elangovan  – (April 7, 2009 at 1:32 PM)  

hi ekta, welcome to my blog!!!!!!!!!! thanks for your appreciation

Pooja  – (April 7, 2009 at 11:23 PM)  

Looking yumm pavitra..sounds like palak paneer..

Pavithra Elangovan  – (April 7, 2009 at 11:35 PM)  

yes pooja it is like palak paneer but variation with roasted corn

Unknown  – (April 8, 2009 at 12:03 AM)  

Shall come for lunch..!?
As always the ingredients and methods seems simple but your presentation takes somewhere to star hotel.

Nithya  – (April 8, 2009 at 11:43 PM)  

Superrrrrrrrrr arrangement.. It looks too yummy.. mouth watering..

EC  – (April 14, 2009 at 10:38 AM)  

Lovely colour n healthy too..thanks

Parita  – (May 15, 2009 at 10:25 AM) your presentation...pls give me some tricks too :)

coralgrace738♡  – (May 2, 2022 at 9:32 AM)  

What’s up, just wanted to mention, I liked
this post. It was practical. Keep on posting!

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