Nov 3, 2009

Low Cal Spinach Corn

This is a easy to make and low calorie tasty curry.

Things Required:
Spinach: 500 gms

Fresh or frozen American corn: 3/4 cup
Ginger: ½"  piece grated
Green chilly : 1 chopped
Coriander powder: 1 tspn
saunf powder (aniseed powder): 1 tspn
Turmeric powder: 1.2 tspn
Mustard: ½ tspn
Sugar: 1 tspn
Salt: to taste
Garam masala: ½ tspn
(to make fresh garam masala slightly roast 2 cloves, 4 black pepper corns, small piece of cinnamon, 4-5 seeds of cardamom, Mix all the ingredients, roast for a minute on pan and then grind coarsely
Oil: 1 tbspn


Sort spinach to remove stems. Boil 1 ½ lts of water, add 1 tspn salt and sugar in water. Add spinach and cook for 2-3 minutes and remove from fire. After 5 minutes drain spinach, let it cool and grind it to paste in mixer. (The colour of palak is preserved green by adding salt and sugar). Similarly microwave covered corn in 1/ 2 cup water with a pinch of turmeric for 2 minutes.

Heat oil, add mustard to splutter, add green chilly, ginger, coriander powder, saunf powder, turmeric and roast the masala for ½ minute. Add spinach paste. Add sweet corn ; salt and stir it well. Cook covered for 4-5 minutes and add garam masala. Serve hot.

It can be garnished with grated cottage cheese (paneer). Baking it in preheated oven for five minutes gives a sweet flavour to the curry.

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