Palak Makkai Malai

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Stewed Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • 1 bunch spinach chopped
  • 3 green chillies chopped
  • 1" piece ginger, grated
  • 1 small onion
  • 2 tbsp green moong dal
  • 1/2 cup corn kernels, boiled
  • 1/3 cup cream or malai
  • 1/4 tsp - clove-cinnamon powder
  • 1/4 tsp - punjabi garam masala
  • 1/2 tsp - turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp - amchur (dried mango) powder
  • salt to taste
  • 3 tbsp - ghee

How to Make Palak Makkai Malai

  • Wash moong dal. Wash and drain spinach.
  • Pressure cook together the following, with 1.5 cups water -- Spinach, dal, turmeric powder, clove-cinnamon powder, onion, ginger, chillies.
  • When dal is soft, mash mixture with a fork or ladle.
  • Heat 2 tbsp. ghee, add corn, spinach mixture, salt, amchur, and garam masala.
  • Stir and cook till thick. Stir in beaten malai or cream.
  • Stir till smooth. Take in serving dish.
  • Heat remaining ghee, add chilli powder and pour over vegetable.
  • Stir and serve hot with naan, roti, etc.
  • Variation: Substitute with peas for corn or fenugreek or other favourite greens for spinach.