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Showing posts with label palak. Show all posts

Corn Palak pulao

This is a very easy dish to cook and the spinach and corn combination is very tasty. Really good for a light meal.


  1. Wash 2 cups of basmati rice and keep aside to remove the starchy content.
  2. Heat 1 tbsp butter and 1 tbsp oil in a pressure cooker, add whole garam masalas like 3 cloves, 1 cardamom, 5-6 black peppercorns, 1 inch cinnamon stick and 2 medium sized onions finely chopped and saute till brown. Now add 1 tbsp ginger garlic paste and saute.
  3. Add 1 cup of finely chopped spinach and 1/2 cup of sweet corn kernels chopped into 2. 
  4. Add 1 tsp turmeric powder, 1 tbsp garam masala powder, 1 tbsp cumin powder and stir for 1 minute.
  5. Add drained rice and saute for 2 mins till the masala coats the rice well.
  6. Add 5 cups of water. Mix well. Add salt to taste and cover the pressure cooker and cook for 2 whistles or till rice is just well cooked.
  7. Garnish with coriander and serve

Palak Bahar

I like Spinach!! I guess it was due to the familiarity that I used to end up cooking Palak Paneer almost all the time. Two days back when I saw Palak in my fridge, I decided to look for new recipes and found this on the internet. Turned out really tasty!!


1.   Blanch Spinack (Palak) and make a puree out of a bunch of spinach (Palak) leaves.
2.   In a pan, add 1 tbsp oil. Add 1 inch ginger and 7-8 cloves of garlic finely chopped and sauté for a minute
3.  Add 1 medium sized onion finely chopped and sauté. Add 2 finely chopped green chillies.
4.   Add the palak puree once the onion is cooked. Add salt to taste and sauté  for 2 mins on medium flame or till cooked. Remove from flame and keep aside
5.   Add 1 tbsp oil in another pan. Add 1 tsp cumin seeds. Add 2 medium sized tomatoes chopped finely and sauté till its cooked
6.   Now ½ cup of cauliflower florets. Add ½ cup of French beans cuts into long 1 inch pieces and ½ cup of carrot cut into long and thin slices. Add ½ cup of paneer cubes.
7.   Toss the vegatables till cooked. You can steam these vegetables before adding to the pan to reduce cooking time.
8.  When the vegetables are cooked, add 1 tbsp red chilli powder and 1 tsp garam masala powder
9.   Garnish with coriander
10. While serving, spread the palak base that you earlier prepared and then layer it with the vegetable mixture. If you mix spinach and the vegetables the whole preparation takes the green colour and hence doesn’t look as appealing as when served this way.

This dish goes very well with chappatis. In the recipe I referred too  - Sanjeev Kapoor's video, he did not use Paneer. Paneer was my addition to the dish. 

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