March 17, 2016

Jain Style Corn Palak | Hoe to make Makai Palak Gravy in Jain Style | Side Dishes

We love Corn and Spinach at home, and make Dal Palak for dinner or a Corn Sundal / Steamed Corn for snacking. I had bookmarked this recipe from Anjana's blog and made this without any Onion or Garlic, and loved it a lot.

Served with Hot Phulkas / Chapatis (wholewheat flatbreads) & Masala Arbi (recipe soon), it makes for a very interesting side dish. Do try this out and let me know how you liked them.
Sending this to this week's theme of Quick Dishes for Blogging Marathon.

PS: the onions in the pictures below are only for the side salad served, the original dish is satvik /jain and free of onions , ginger and garlic :)

Prep time : 15 mins, Cook time : 15 mins, serves : 2
Source : here
Spice level : medium

Ingredients:

  • Spinach - 1 cup (packed)
  • American Corn - 1/2 cup (boiled)
  • Salt - to taste
  • Kasuri methi - 1/2 TBSP
  • Sugar - 1 TBSP
  • Lemon juice - 1 tsp
  • Garam Masala - 1 TBSP
  • Red chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Cumin powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Oil - 1 TBSP

To grind:

  • Tomatoes - 2 medium
  • Green Chillies - 2 nos
  • Cashewnuts - 8 to 10

Tempering:(Optional)

  • oil - 1 tsp
  • Jeera / Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Asafoetida - scant 1/8 tsp (omit if you want it gluten free)
  • Red chilli powder - 1/2 tsp


Method:

  1. Blanch spinach leaves and reserve in ice cold water. Drain and puree into a paste.
  2. Saute the ingredients under "To grind" in 1 tsp oil till tomato shrivels a bit and grind to a smooth paste once cooled using some water.
  3. In a pan, temper with the tempering ingredients, add the turmeric, pureed spinach, salt. mix well and let the spinach paste cook for 3-4 mins till it dries up a bit.
  4. Now add the pureed tomato masala, dry spice powders and corn. Mix well and let it simmer lightly for 8-10 mins. Adjust water to desired thickness, adding a tablespoon or two at a time.
  5. Finish with crushed kasuri methi and lemon juice. Adjust salt if required.






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10 comments:

  1. I'm surely going to please one of my jain friend with this healthy n tasteful dish...

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  2. Very healthy dish, goes well with roti or rice:)

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  3. I love this corn palak, yummy side dish for roti and puloa..

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  4. What a delicious palak and corn curry Kalyani. Bookmarked to try soon.

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  5. Delicious looking makai palak curry.Lovely side for roti.

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  6. Quick side dish for rotis,loving it.

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  7. two of my fave ingredients - I can easily enjoy this diwh

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  8. That's a good choice for gravy tomatoes and cashew. Curry looks so perfect for rotis

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  9. That is an interesting variation with corn and palak, Kalyani.

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  10. That looks like a nice healthy meal. Very interesting combo of corn and palak..

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Cheers
Kalyani

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