June 29, 2009

Makai Palak

Restaurant menus always give me plenty of ideas. Even if I never order many of those dishes listed, I have made a note of the combinations and give them a shot when I can. At the very least, these dishes help break the monotony. And it's only uphill from there on.

I tried this very pretty combination for dinner one night. The combination with rotis was nice. Not as nice as Palak Paneer, but nice nonetheless.

1 bunch Spinach, cooked and pureed

1 cup Corn, steamed

1 Onion, ground to a fine paste

2 tbsp Tomato Puree

1 tsp Green Chilli Paste

1 tsp Ginger Paste

1 tsp Garlic Paste

1/4 tsp Turmeric Powder

1/4 tsp Chilli Powder

1 tsp Oil

Salt to taste

Heat the oil and fry the onion paste for a few minutes. Add the ginger, chilli and garlic pastes and fry for a minute. Add the tomato puree, salt, chilli and turmeric powder and fry for a couple of minutes before adding the spinach puree. Add the steamed corn. Bring the mixture to a boil. Simmer for 4-5 minutes.

While this tastes great with rotis, the leftovers can also be mixed with rice to make Spinach and Corn Rice.


Raks said...

That sounds awesome ans simple too to make...:)

Sig said...

I too get so many ideas from restaurant menus, but I rarely try those out at home :(

Deepthi Shankar said...

I had tried this long ago at a restaurant .. simple to make

Parita said...

One of my favorite combinations! looks delicious!

Hari Chandana P said...

Sounds too good raaga.. lovely color.. looks soo delicious..

Gita Jaishankar said...

I too saw this dish served in buffets...these taste good with rotis.

Sindhura said...

Perfect combo with rotis!!!
Drop in sometime!!

Padma said...

Looks delicious... perfect with paraths :)

Ranjani said...

Looking good, I'm bookmarking this, I need to eat more spinach and healthy stuff!

Pooja said...

Aww this looks so good! Healthy n creamy dish!

Pari Vasisht said...

Good try dear. Spinach and corn is always a nice comination and very healthy.

Xiaolu said...

I must try this! What a coincidence too, I just mentioned on my blog that I had gotten this dish from a restaurant. Fabulous and I'd love to have a healthier, cheapers version at home.

Unknown said...

Looks healthy and yumm!