Monday, June 28, 2010

Corn Malai Palak / Creamy Corn Spinach

Corn kernels topped over creamy spinach puree and blended with aromatic flavors, to add spice to the dish!!!

I always have palak in my refrigerator and I make sure to include it in several dishes like for dals, curries and Palak paneer can I miss this main dish :).
As paneer adds lot of fat, I thought of using peas or corn.

So, finally ended up with corn malai palak menu.

A very simple and delicious dish, similar to palak paneer.
Colorful combination - yellow and green :)


Palak / BabySpinach - 1 packet (2 bunches) 
Green chillies   - 4 to 5 (can add more)
Garlic pods - 4 to 5
Ginger 1" piece -3
Onion - 1 
Fresh cream - 3 - 4 Tbsp (I used Lite cream)
Boiled Corn - 1 cup
Cumin and coriander powder - 1 Tbsp each
cumin seeds - 1 tbsp 
Turmeric - a pinch
Oil - 2 Tbsp
Salt - as per taste


1. Blanching : Wash palak/spinach and put them in boiling water for 5 minutes / till it becomes dark color. Drain water and pour cold water on to it and keep aside. This is called blanching.
2. Make a puree of it without adding water. 
3. Coarsely make a paste of green chillies, garlic and ginger.

4. In a pan , add oil, cumin seeds. When they crackle , add onions, turmeric and saute till the onions become transparent and then add the above paste, cumin - coriander powder. Mix well.
5. Add the palak/ spinach puree. Cook for about 10 minutes.  add corn to the curry and mix it gently. cook for another 5 minutes.

6. Turn of the gas and add the cream.
7. Garnish with a few corns and cream on top and serve hot with rotis. naans, kulchas ..:)


Pavithra said...

I love the palak with corn.. wonderful combo and yummy side dish for roti and rice... Looks soooo delicious dipika..

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Oh this looks so colorful dear. Very nice combination. Just one thing Dipika, can I add tomato in this? I'm going to try this soon.

Also thank you very much for being so patient to post a comment in my blog inspite of some problems. I really appreciate your efforts.

Hamaree Rasoi

Dipika said...

Hey thats fine Deepa..N thanks much for ur lovely comment,
Well, As far as I am concerned, I generally don't mix tomatoes and palak, bcos many say that the combination forms stones in our stomach...So if u want tanginess, finally u can squeeze lemon . Other way is to add tamarind juice.

Satya said...

very colourful yummy healthy dish dipika...i love spinach n i am going to try it soon

divya said...

wow...looks delicious ....

Kairali sisters said...

Lovely combo Dipika..Very colorful..

First time here and you have a great space...

Kairali sisters

Divya Vikram said...

Curry looks creamy and healthy :)

PranisKitchen said...

corn and palak nice combination really delicious one nice pic too
dipika. no yarr not getting the updates in reader.

Sharmilee! :) said...

Interesting ahvent heard abt this....sounds tasty too

Padhu said...

Superb combo ! I love corn very much