Thursday, March 28, 2013

Spinach Corn Bhaji- Version II

Weather in London is so bad these days. It is always cloudy and gloomy. It is end of March and I feel like I have stuck in December. I was feeling so lazy the other day that I was in no mood to cook something special or fancy. I opened the fridge and there was spinach and some frozen corn. Thus with the same thought I chose to make Spinach Corn Bhaji.

I have made corn spinach sabji before also (check here) but that was more like gravy and curry. This time I did not blend anything in the blender. I simply chopped everything and let all of it cook together- so it was more like bhaji or bharta.

Mr. Husband is not very fond of spinach also known as palak, but he is okay if I add corn with palak. Spinach is so healthy –remember Popeye. Bright, vibrant-looking spinach leaves are not only more appealing to the eyes but more nourishing as well. And when you throw some yellow colored corn with green leaves it looks more pleasant and yup tastes yummy. Coming back to the recipe.

1 bunch spinach
1 cup frozen corn
1 tomato sliced in circles
3 green chillies chopped finely
1 tsp haldi/turmeric
1 pinch asafoetida/ hing
2 tbsp oil
1 clove garlic finely chopped/lehsun
1 tsp finely chopped fresh ginger/adrak
1 tsp cumin seeds/jeera
1 teaspoon salt or to taste

Boil frozen corn in microwave for 10 minutes.
In the mean time wash spinach and chop it. Boil the spinach in microwave for 5 minutes.
Heat oil is pan/ kadai and heat oil.
When oil gets hot, add hing, jeera. Wait till it splutters.
To it add, garlic and  ginger and sauté till the raw smell fades away.
Finally add salt, corn, spinach, green chillies and tomatoes. Mix and cook till tomatoes soften.
Cook covered for 5 minutes. 

I used frozen corn, but this dish can be made with raw corn as well.
If you cannot find spinach bunch then you can opt for baby spinach leaves.

Serving ideas:
This is perfect as dry sabji or side dish.
Serve with rice, puri or paratha of your choice.
Can also be served as a dip for chips and nachos.
Put the sabzi between two slices of  bread and have as a sandwich.

 Mild Spicy with nutrients of spinach.


  1. Looks delicious!! Thanks for stopping by my blog. Hope you will send an entry for Food Event and Giveaway:

  2. delicious subji. and nice combination too.

  3. Thanks Apu , will surely try to link my recipes


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