Makai Palak is another recipe of highly nutritious spinach cooked with sweetcorn kernels.
If you are bored with palak paneer, try this recipe. It is similar to it except paneer is replaced by makai or sweet corn which gives awesome flavour to it. Cooked sweet corn reduces the chance of heart disease and cancer as it has significant antioxidant activity. So this dish is healthy as well.
Preparation Time: 10 mins
Cooking Time: 30 mins
- 250 gms spinach or palak (boiled & then puree it in blender)
- 200 gm sweet corn (frozen or canned or fresh)
- 2 medium size onion (finely chopped)
- 1 cup tomato puree
- 5 garlic pods
- 2″ ginger
- 3 bay leaves
- 2 cinnamon
- 2 black cardamom
- 1 tsp red chilly powder
- 1 tsp coriander powder
- 1 tsp garam masala
- Salt to taste
- 1 tbsp oil for cooking
Heat oil in a frying pan. Add bay leaves, cinnamon and black cardamom and stir it for few seconds.
Now add grated garlic and ginger and stir it. Then add onion and fry it until golden brown.
Add salt, red chilli powder and coriander powder and mix well.
Then add tomato puree and cook until oil starts seperating from it.
Now add puree of spinach or palak. Cover it and cook for 10 minutes at low flame.
Finally add sweet corn and cook for another 10 minutes. Serve hot.
Serve Makai Palak with plain roti or tandori roti or paratha.