CORN PALAK

Updated: Aug 24, 2020

FOR SPINACH PASTE:

  • SPINACH (PALAK) 

  • 8-10 CUPS WATER TO BLANCH THE SPINACH



  • 4-6 CUPS WATER (CHILLED/ICE COLD), TO IMMERSE COOKED SPINACH

  • GREEN CHILIES

  • GINGER

FOR CORN PALAK CURRY:

  • SWEET CORN KERNELS 



  • 4 TABLESPOONS OIL

  • ONION FINELY CHOPPED

  • GARLIC PASTE OR FRESHLY GRATED

  • SALT - TO TASTE

  • GARAM MASALA



  • PLAIN YOGURT WHISKED TILL IT IS SMOOTH

  • DHANIA POWDER

  • RED CHILLI POWDER

INSTRUCTIONS 

PREPARATION:

  • DEFROST CORN AND MICROWAVE IT FOR 4-5 MINUTES OR BOIL IT IN WATER FOR 5-6 MINUTES.

MAKING SPINACH PASTE:

  • TAKE 4-5 CUPS OF WATER IN BIG SAUCE PAN OR PATILA. BRING IT TO A ROLLING BOIL ON MEDIUM-HIGH HEAT. WHILE IT IS COMING TO A BOIL, IN ANOTHER BOWL OR PATILA, PREPARE THE ICE COLD WATER FOR COOKED SPINACH.



  • ONCE IT STARTS BOILING, LOWER THE HEAT TO MEDIUM. ADD CLEAN AND WASHED SPINACH LEAVES.

  • LET IT COOK FOR EXACT 4 MINUTES. THEN TURN OFF THE STOVE.

  • IMMEDIATELY, DRAIN THE WATER USING STRAINER OR COLANDER.

  • RIGHT AWAY IMMERSE THAT SPINACH INTO ICE COLD WATER TO STOP THE FURTHER COOKING. 

  • THEN DRAIN OUT THE SPINACH LEAVES AND TAKE IT TO THE BLENDER OR GRINDER.



  • ALSO, ADD GREEN CHILIES AND GINGER. MAKE A SMOOTH PASTE AND KEEP IT ASIDE.

MAKING CORN PALAK RECIPE:

  • HEAT THE OIL IN A PAN ON MEDIUM HEAT.

  • ONCE HOT ADD CHOPPED ONIONS. SPRINKLE SOME SALT AND COOK TILL ONIONS ARE SOFT AND LIGHT PINK OR TRANSLUCENT IN COLOR.



  • NOW ADD GARLIC PASTE. MIX AND SAUTE FOR A MINUTE.

  • THEN ADD PREPARED SPINACH PASTE. MIX AND LET IT COME TO A SIMMER.

  • LET IT SIMMER FOR 2-3 MINUTES.

  • ADD GARAM MASALA POWDER, DHANIA POWDER, RED CHILLI POWDER AND REMAINING SALT. MIX WELL.

  • LOWER THE HEAT TO LOW AND ADD WHISKED, SMOOTH YOGURT.



  • IMMEDIATELY MIX IT USING A SPATULA.

  • LET IT COME TO A SIMMER. YOU CAN NOW CRANK THE HEAT TO MEDIUM.

  • ADD BOILED CORN KERNELS.

  • MIX AND SIMMER FOR 2 MINUTES AND TURN OFF THE STOVE. IF THE GRAVY IS TOO THICK THEN YOU CAN ADD A SPLASH OF WATER AND SIMMER FOR FEW MINUTES.

Note:


  • THE VEGETABLES ARE WASHED AND SANITIZED AS PER SAFETY STANDARDS, HOWEVER WE WOULD ADVISE YOU TO RINSE THE VEGETABLES ONCE AGAIN BEFORE COOKING.

  • THE SPICES AND INGREDIENTS ARE PROVIDED TO A STANDARD MEASURE, YOU MAY USE THEM BASIS YOUR TASTE PREFERENCE.


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