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How to make Makai Palak - Fresh corns cooked in a spinach based gravy

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This recipe has featured on the show Khanakhazana.

Main Ingredients : Corn Kernels (मकई के दाने), Spinach (पालक)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Main Course Vegetarian

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Hindi: makai
Corn was indigenous to America, but is now grown throughout the world. It is used as a vegetable, briefly boiled or roasted or eaten with butter. And it would also interest you to know that the favourite popcorn, made by popping the small corn kernels, is a wholesome cereal food and is easily digested. Besides this, corn sees its use in various other ways – salads, soups, subzis and even sweets too!

For more recipes related to Makai Palak checkout Corn Capsicum Masala, Corn Capsicum Masala, Quick Corn Curry, Makai Palak . You can also find more Main Course Vegetarian recipes like Amrud Ki Sabzi, Stuffed Tomatoes, Beetroot Kofta, Soya Kheema Matar.

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Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 21-25 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking :

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Makai Palak Recipe

  • Corn Kernels boiled 1/2 cup

  • Spinach chopped 2 bunch

  • Oil 1 tablespoon

  • Onions chopped 2 medium

  • Garlic paste 2 teaspoon

  • Green chillies chopped 2

  • Ginger cut into thin strips 1 inch stick

  • Red chilli powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Turmeric powder a pinch

  • Dry mango powder (amchur) 1/2 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Yogurt 1/4 cup

  • Garam masala powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Kasoori methi roasted and powdered 1/2 teaspoon

Method

Step 1

Blanch spinach in boiling water for a minute. Drain and refresh in chilled water. Drain and puree in a blender. Heat oil in a kadai.

Step 2

Add onion and sauté till lightly browned. Add garlic paste and stir. Add green chillies, ginger strips and sauté till browned. Add red chilli power, turmeric powder, amchur and stir.

Step 3

Add spinach puree and stir to mix well. Add corn and salt and stir. Add yogurt, garam masala powder and roasted kasoori methi powder.

Step 4

Stir and take off the heat. Serve hot with chapatti or parantha.

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