Spinach and Sweetcorn Curry

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How To Make One Pot spinach and sweet corn curry

Blanching spinach

  1. Rinse 250 grams spinach leaves well and then keep them in a colander, so that the excess water drains off. If the stems are tender, then keep them. But if they are hard or fibrous, then discard them.
  2. Boil 3 cups water in a pan. You can also boil water in an electric kettle and then pour it into the pan.
  3. Add the spinach leaves in the water.
  4. Stir. Blanch the spinach leaves in water for 3 minutes.
  5. When the spinach leaves are blanching, in another bowl, take 2 cups of water and add 8 to 10 ice cubes.
  6. After 3 minutes, remove the blanched spinach leaves from the hot water and add them to the cold water. Stir gently so that all the leaves are immersed in the cold water. After 1 minute, remove them.
  7. Place the spinach leaves in a grinder or blender jar.
  8. Grind or blend to a smooth puree. No need to add any water while grinding or blending.
  9. Heat two tbsp oil in a pan.
  10. Add ½ tsp cumin seeds. Saute till the cumin splutters.
  11. Then add ⅓ cup finely chopped onions.
  12. Stir well.
  13. Saute the onions till they turn light golden.
  14. Then add 1 tsp ginger paste, 1 tsp garlic paste and 1 to 1.5 tsp finely chopped green chilies. You can also use ½ to 1 tsp green chili paste instead of chopped green chilies. ½ tsp red chili powder can also be added instead of green chilies.
  15. Stir and saute till the raw aroma of ginger-garlic goes away.
  16. Add two medium tomatoes, chopped. Stir well and cook until the tomatoes soften.
  17. Now add a pinch of turmeric powder.
  18. Stir well.
  19. Then add the spinach puree.
  20. Season with salt.
  21. Stir well.
  22. On a low to medium flame, for about 6 to 7 minutes, simmer the gravy till it slightly thickens.
  23. Add ¼ cup low-fat cream (or 3 tbsp whipping cream) and ½ tsp garam masala powder.
  24. Stir very well.
  25. The cream should be mixed very well with the gravy. Then switch off the flame.
  26. The spinach and sweet corn curry goes well with rice.