Spinach Corn Curry

Spinach Corn Curry

I think it’s too much of green overdose on my blog these days, just look at the last few posts it’s all green! If you have been following my blog for a while, you would know how much I love my greens. I am veggie-holic (is that a word?), no seriously I am. I usually feel like eating a plate full of only veggies for lunch and dinner. Of course I don’t get to do that often because hubby wants his roti and rice but if left to me, I would happily eat only veggies for most of my meals.

I am not partial to any vegetable, I like them all but spinach does hold a special place in my heart. Look at the all spinach recipes I have on my blog, this, this and this. Spinach is good on it’s own but it pairs beautifully with sweet corn. The sweetness of the corn balances out the little bland taste of spinach perfectly in this spinach corn curry. It is called Palak Makai or Saag Makai in India.

Spinach Corn Curry Indian

Sometimes you are inspired by own recipes and this one is adapted from my spinach tofu curry. A lot of you have made and loved that recipe and so I thought of using the same ingredients to create another dish. This recipe doesn’t require too many ingredients and is great with rice or any Indian flatbread like roti, naan or paratha. If you are looking for a healthy and delicious curry recipe, then look no further and give this spinach corn curry a try!

 

Method

In a pan, add washed baby spinach.

Cook for 2 minutes or till spinach is wilted.

Drain and set aside.

Spinach-Corn-Recipe-Step-1

In the same pan heat 2-3 teaspoons of oil. Once oil is hot, add roughly chopped ginger, garlic and green chili. Saute till raw smell goes away, around 1 minute.

Add chopped onion and cook for 2-3 minutes.

Add chopped tomatoes and mix.

Spinach-Corn-Recipe-Step-2

Cook the tomatoes for around 5 minutes or till tomatoes turn mushy.

Add the wilted spinach and mix and cook for a minute.

Next add in the dry spices – garam masala powder and coriander powder. Also add salt.

Spinach-Corn-Recipe-Step-3

Cook the spinach with the spices for 2 minutes.

Remove from heat and let the mixture cool down.

Transfer to a mixer, add 1/4 cup of milk (or coconut milk if vegan) and blend to a smooth paste. Set aside.

Spinach-Corn-Recipe-Step-4

In a pan, now heat 1 teaspoon ghee (or butter or oil if vegan). Add red chili powder and saute for few seconds.

Then add the sweet corn and saute for 1-2 minutes. I used frozen corn and put them in warm water for 5 minutes before using in the recipe.

Add the pureed spinach paste and mix. Cook for 2 minutes and then add sugar, 2 tablespoons milk and 1/2 cup water.

Mix everything together and let it simmer for 5 minutes. Squeeze in some lemon juice (optional). Check seasoning and adjust to taste.

Spinach-Corn-Recipe-Step-5

Serve the spinach corn curry hot with rice or any bread of your choice.

Palak Corn

* This recipe is not vegan. To make it vegan – use coconut milk in place of milk and oil in place of ghee.

* Adjust the consistency of the curry according to taste and preference. Add less water and milk for a thicker curry.

* You can add cream to the curry to make it richer and creamier!

Spinach Corn Curry

Healthy and easy Spinach Corn Curry. Serve it with rice or any bread of your choice.
Course Entree
Cuisine Indian
Servings: 4
Calories: 155 kcal
Author: Manali
5 from 1 vote
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Ingredients

  • 500 grams baby spinach
  • 1.5 cups sweet corn
  • 1 inch ginger, roughly chopped
  • 3-4 garlic cloves, big, roughly chopped
  • 2 green chili, roughly chopped
  • 1 onion, medium, chopped
  • 2 to matoes, medium, chopped
  • 3 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder
  • ½ teaspoon garam masala powder
  • ½ teaspoon sugar
  • ¼ cup + 2 tablespoons milk, divided
  • ½ cup water
  • salt, to taste
  • 1 teaspoon ghee
  • teaspoon red chili powder
  • 1-2 teaspoons lemon juice, optional

Instructions

  1. In a pan, add washed baby spinach.
  2. Cook for 2 minutes or till spinach is wilted. Drain and set aside.
  3. In the same pan heat 2-3 teaspoons of oil. Once oil is hot, add roughly chopped ginger, garlic and green chili. Saute till raw smell goes away, around 1 minute.
  4. Add chopped onion and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  5. Add chopped tomatoes and mix.
  6. Cook the tomatoes for around 5 minutes or till tomatoes turn mushy.
  7. Add the wilted spinach and mix and cook for a minute.
  8. Next add in the dry spices - garam masala powder and coriander powder. Also add salt.
  9. Cook the spinach with the spices for 2 minutes.
  10. Remove from heat and let the mixture cool down.
  11. Transfer to a mixer, add 1/4 cup of milk (or coconut milk if vegan) and blend to a smooth paste. Set aside.
  12. In a pan, now heat 1 teaspoon ghee (or butter or oil if vegan). Add red chili powder and saute for few seconds.
  13. Then add the sweet corn and saute for 1-2 minutes. I used frozen corn and put them in warm water for 5 minutes before using in the recipe.
  14. Add the pureed spinach paste and mix. Cook for 2 minutes and then add sugar, 2 tablespoons milk and 1/2 cup water.
  15. Mix everything together and let it simmer for 5 minutes. Squeeze in some lemon juice (optional). Check seasoning and adjust to taste.
  16. Serve the spinach corn curry hot with rice or any bread of your choice.
Nutrition Facts
Spinach Corn Curry
Amount Per Serving
Calories 155 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 9%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 4mg 1%
Sodium 185mg 8%
Potassium 892mg 25%
Total Carbohydrates 23g 8%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 6g
Protein 6g 12%
Vitamin A 238.3%
Vitamin C 53.6%
Calcium 15.1%
Iron 20.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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35 thoughts on “Spinach Corn Curry

  1. I love that you’re a veggie-holic, because I am too! I love greens in all shapes and forms, and I love this spinach curry with my favorite corn! This looks so great, Manali. 🙂

  2. I just made a corn curry the other day, Manali! I was totally thinking about you when I was pulling out the curry leaves and coriander. I love this version with the spinach!! And I love how easy this is to make, too. 🙂

  3. Sachi me too a veggie person but hubby always needs rotis and rice. 🙂
    Its like you are on gogreen mission 🙂 Picture is sooo simple and yet so wow!
    looks like summer is here. Great flavours and colors:) Beautiful

  4. I can never get enough of my greens! I totally agree with you on the veggies, I could happily just eat platefuls of them at the moment. I always find myself craving more fruits and vegetables when it’s warm outside! This curry looks so beautiful, I love all of the flavours in it, and spinach is always my favourite addition to curry!

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