Thursday, May 26, 2011

Palak Babycorn Masala

When I was newly married, we used to live in a place called Domlur in Bangalore and from that house Shanthi Sagar was just about 5 minutes walk. So whenever I used to feel lazy to cook or just was not in mood to go into the kitchen, we would head straight to our favorite haunt - Shanthi Sagar. You guys must be wondering as to what all this has got to do with today’s post. I tasted this curry for the first time here. I was very intrigued by the name, “Palak Babycorn Masala” – nothing intriguing in the name, but you know, in those days, I cooked only some regular daily fare, that too with the help of my diary. Then, the name Babycorn itself sounded exotic, different from the regular Paneer Butter Masala, Malai Kofta etc that’s how I gave it a try. Loved the taste and in due course of time recreated it at home. So here is the recipe:


(Serves 4)

What you’ll need:

1. Spinach or Palak – 2 big bunches
2. Babycorn – 1 packet
3. Onions – 2 big, finely chopped
4. Tomatoes – 3, finely chopped
5. Green Chillies – 3 to 4
6. Jeera – 1 tsp
7. Coriander Powder – 1 tsp
8. Garam Masala – ½ tsp
9. Oil – 2 tsps

Method

Clean and chop palak roughly. Cook the chopped palak, cool and grind it. Cut babycorn into round slices.
Heat a Kadai with oil. Add jeera. Once it changes color, add slit green chillies and chopped onions. Saute for a few minutes. Next add the babycorn pieces. Cook covered for a few minutes or till babycorn is done. Now add the coriander powder and garam masala. Saute for a minute. Next add the chopped tomatoes and sauté till they turn mushy. Then, add the ground palak paste and salt to taste. Let it simmer for a few minutes. (Do not cover and cook as Palak will change color).

Delicious Palak Babycorn Masala is ready to be served with some hot rotis.


Note:

1. This is a semi dry gravy, if you want it to be a gravy like add about ½ cup of water after adding the palak puree.
2. The spiciness of the dish is from green chillies only, so adjust spice according to your taste. The one I tasted at the restaurant was quite spicy.


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28 comments:

SouthIndianHome said...

Lovely combination.Looks delicious and yummy
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Harini said...

Hey thats a very healthy combination! I shall try that out!

Priya said...

Quite an interesting and new combo for me,cant wait to try this fantastic healthy masala soon..

Vardhini said...

Lovely combo .. love baby corn. Healthy too.

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Aarthi said...

yummy dish

Jayashree said...

I felt so happy reading this post 'coz even though I have only been in Bangalore for a month now, this is one of the restaurants I am familiar with. I will try this dish out there.

Divya.M said...

yummy dish... colour looks good...

Kalpana Sareesh said...

i love blr n for thr unique dishes.. this is one perfect dish love it.. sure try..

Babli said...

Wonderful combination. Looks delicious and tempting. Lovely recipe.

Biny Anoop said...

wow dear...i love the masala version...baby corns is always yummy...

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

Delicious and tempting masala,loved it...Perfect with rotis.

jayasree said...

A different combo of baby corn and palak. Though I pair aloo with palak apart from paneer, this too sounds delicious.

Sharmilee! :) said...

Such a lovely combination...looks very tempting

SravsCulinaryConcepts said...

very interesting and wonderful !! sounds very healthy !!

revathi said...

Yummy dish... this combo is new to me but looks delicious:) Will try this sometime:)
Reva

Nandini said...

Great combo! I'll try this out for dinner...

Suja said...

Beautiful combo,looks delicious..will surely give this a try.

Vatsala. said...

Looks delicious. Show and Tell

Swathi said...

Delicious and healthy side dish.

Jay said...

yumm...yummm...this looks divine..very tempting..;P
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aipi said...

Super combo ~ looks so very delicious n devourable :)
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Kalyani said...

wow delicious curry.....

Sobha Shyam said...

excellent combo and its indeed a healthy curry..

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Suma Gandlur said...

Simple and flavorful!

Pavani said...

Looks delicious and the combo definitely sounds interesting. Lovely presentation.

jeyashrisuresh said...

very nice and unique combo, looks nice

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