Thursday, December 2, 2010

Makai Palak Paneer...Grilled Corn Palak Paneer

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I can't stop myself to buy when I see fresh corn in the market.I love to grill it and eat it hot and spicy with fresh lime and masala smeared all over it.One corn was left over in the refrigerator untouched after having a over dose of grilled corn.So,thought of using it in a curry and as I had spinach in hand thought of mixing them both.I actually grilled the corn and marinated it with lemon and salt and the idea actually worked,it gave a nice taste to the corn in the curry.As I had only one corn I even added paneer to make it sufficient for both of us.The crunchiness and tangyness of corn in each and every bite is really amazing and I just loved it.

Ingredients:
250 gms Homemade Paneer (or store bought),cubed
1 regular fresh corn
1 big bunch spinach
1 big onion,diced
1 medium onion,finely chopped
2 tsp Ginger-Garlic paste
4-5 green chillies
2 tsp coriander powder
1 tsp roasted cumin powder
1 tsp Garam masala
a pinch of sugar
1/2 tsp kasuri methi(optional)
1/2 tsp amchur powder
2 tbsp fresh cream(or 1/4 cup milk)
salt to taste
juice of 1/2 lemon
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1 tbsp butter
1 tbsp oil

Method:
  • Boil water in a big pot and add cleaned spinach leaves and whole green chillies and blanch for a minute.Add a pinch of sugar while blanching it in order to retain the green color of spinach.Strain the spinach(save the water to dilute the gravy later) and quickly run the blanched spinach under running water and squeeze out extra water.You can even saute the spinach but you should be really quick in doing it otherwise you will loose the beautiful green color of spinach.
  • In that hot water(in which we blanched the spinach)soak the paneer cubes until its uasge.This way the paneer will be soft.
  • Grill the corn on the flame until light black spots appear all over the corn.Quickly rub it with lemon wedge dozed with salt all over the corn and let it marinate for some time,aproximately 10 mins.Take a knife and cut the corn to get the corn kernels.
  • Grind diced onion with ginger and garlic paste and keep it aside.
  • Grind the spinach and green chillies to a fine paste.Open the mixer and keep it,otherwise it will change the color.
  • Heat oil and butter in a big kadai and crackle cumin seeds,add finely chopped onions and fry until translucent and add ground onion mixture and fry well.
  • Add coriander powder,cumin powder,amchur powder,slightly crushed kasuri methi and mix well.
  • Add spinach puree and cook over medium flame.Add salt,grilled corn kernels,paneer cubes(slightly squeeze them after removing from hot water) and garam masala and mix well.If required add the strained water to dilute the gravy to get the required consistency and ook for 2-3 minutes.Do not cover the kadai while you are cooking,otherwise you will loose the green color of spinach.
  • Add cream(or milk) and mix well and cook for a couple of minutes and remove it from stove.Add lemon juice and give a quick stir.
Serve it hot with roti/kulcha/naan/jeera rice.

Note:
  • You can just make this with grilled corns and call it Grilled Corn Palak or you can use only paneer and call it Palak Paneer as the recipe is almost same for both of them.
  • I do not add tomato in any of the spinach based dishes as I some how believe the combination of spinach and tomato leads to the formation of stones in kidney.So I avoid tomato and use instead amchur powder or lemon juice for the sourness.
This is going to participate in Sara's "Only Greens" event started by Pari of Foodelicious.

Check out other Paneer recipes in my blog:
  

50 comments:






Dr.Sameena Prathap
said...

wow...beautiful dish with paneer...lovely combo...:)

Dr.Sameena@

http://www.myeasytocookrecipes.blogspot.com

Priya Sreeram said...

wonderful looking n very delicious !

Satrupa said...

Dear Prathy,

I am in luv with this green curry. It looks so rich and creamy.

Cheers & Happy Cooking,
Satrupa

http://satrupa-foodforthought.blogspot.com

Satya said...

Hi prathy ,how r u dear ?? i tried ur spinach pesto pasta few days back n it tasted awesome ...we all enjoyed it very much ...thankq so much for sharing wonderful creations ...
this makai paneer looks wonderful too ...all ingredients u used r my favorite ...simply awesome ...yummy
Satya
http://www.superyummyrecipes.com

Sara's Corner said...

Looks yummy and delicious. Thanks for the entry dear.

M D said...

This dish with paneer looks lovely and amazing. Nice combo with paneer and grilled corn :)

Suhaina said...

wow.what a colour.. really lip smacking tasty paneer dish.

Sharmilee! :) said...

Paneer, corn and palak awesome combo...looks delicious

Nisa Homey said...

Hi..first time here....paneer dish looks yummy.

Priya said...

All my favourite in a dish, very inviting palak paneer corn gravy..very tempting..

Akila said...

very lovely dish...

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Akila said...

sharing an award with you dear....

Gayathri's Cook Spot said...

Looks absolutely delicious!

jeyashrisuresh said...

palak paneer with corn, what a lovely combo.Love the amazing green colur with yellow corns here and there

♥LOVE2COOK♥ said...

Oooo yumm! U make me hungry on the spot! :D

Nandini said...

Wow! The dish is healthy and tasty! Slurp!

Sushma Mallya said...

Gravy looks wonderful!!...and beautiful photography as well:)

Rachana said...

Makai Palak Paneer looks so wonderful. I loved the clicks too :-)

Shanthi said...

Sounds interesting and unique

Smitha said...

bookmarking this....looks just so tempting and yummy!

aipi said...

Wow such a nice combo, all my fav ingredients in one dish..love it!

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Hamaree Rasoi said...

What a beautiful and rich color. Dish looks awesome...

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Pari said...

hi. I love this combination and your curry looks awesome. Personally even I never add tomatoes with spinach as I feel it completely changes the taste of Spinach and lemon compliments it well.
FOODELICIOUS

Laavanya said...

I've never combined corn with palak paneer.. the yellow with the green makes it attractive too :)

Cham said...

The color is popping out from the screen. What an unusual combination and delicious too!

Suja Sugathan said...

Lip smacking paneer curry..love the inviting green color.

R said...

wow, i have never tried adding corn, its a wonderful twist! nice recipe.

kothiyavunu.com said...

Looks very inviting... I especially like the fact that you used those corns that looks so delectable.

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

Those corns look like pearls in green spinach ocean, beautiful pictures :)

Jisha Dil said...

yummy...!!!

Viki's Kitchen said...

Lovely curry with healthy palak n corn n paneer . awesome!

Sush said...

I add tomatoes to palak paneer. For normal palak palya I add lemon juice. That gravy looks tempting. I recently make palak paneer. Will try your way next time.

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

very new dish but looks very yummy :)

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Makai in palak paneer sounds great combo,should be yummy!

Vandana Rajesh said...

The palak paneer looks really delicious and that's a nice corn twist.

Priya's Feast said...

Luv the fresh paneer and the corn...Truly irresistible

Hari Chandana said...

Wowww.. looks very tempting and perfect.. beautiful clicks dear.. thanks for the recipe :)

Malar Gandhi said...

Dear,

I have tagged you with 8 Questionnaire for 8 bloggers, Please take some time to answer them. I am looking forward for your answers, happy cooking:)

Chitra said...

Hi , i tried mysore masala dosa from ur blog .It tasted gr8.thnx .. Will try this too sounds interesting :)

Gulmohar said...

I'm also a corn addict ;-)I loved the twist in palak paneer :-) looks scrumptious

divya said...

Looks yummy and delicious.

Shalini said...

delicious palak dish:)

♥LOVE2COOK♥ said...

Irresistible dish ya! I'm so hungry! :D

Taare Zameen Par is my fav movie too! :D

Niru said...

OMG,,i love this curry..!!!!

DEESHA said...

I love corn too & add it to almost anything & everything .. looks great

indianspicemagic said...

Richi rich.Powerpacked.

Shivani said...

my all time favorite

PJ said...

I would to have this with roti.Looks so tempting and yummy clicks as usual :)

honeybeecooksjackfruit said...

I cooked palak paneer todaym never thought to add corn. Nice touch!

Usha said...

Hi I tried you green peas kachori and they came out awesome. Am awaiting your chole Bature Recipie.. Thanks so much for the detailed steps that are easy to follow along with the photos and the related articles. Good show.

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