Most kids are not very fond of greens like spinach, I was also one of them ...not very fond of this when I was a kid and my mom and grandma had to struggle to make me eat spinach even in different forms. Being a mom now, I have to do the same with my daughters.
Spinach is well known for its nutritional qualities and has always been regarded as a plant with remarkable abilities to restore energy, increase vitality and improve the quality of the blood. There are sound reasons why spinach would produce such results, primarily the fact that it is rich in iron. Iron plays a vital role in the function of red blood cells which help in transporting oxygen around the body, in energy production and DNA synthesis. Spinach is also an excellent source of vitamin K, vitamin A, vitamin C and folic acid as well as a good source of manganese, magnesium, iron and vitamin B2 essential for maintaining balance in our body. Vitamin K is important for maintaining bone health and it is difficult to find vegetables richer in vitamin K than spinach.
There is much lore regarding spinach, most famously as the source of Popeye's strength. When faced with the sight of trouble, pipe-smoking sailor-man Popeye would burst open a tin of spinach. Once consumed, his biceps would bulge and his new found strength would see him overcome his enemies. Although there is definitely lots of goodness in those leaves, the legendary stature Popeye bestowed on it is slightly inflated.
I tried almost all tasteful and exquisite recipes along with traditional simple recipes to make them eat spinach and I succeeded also..sharing recipes most liked by my daughters ..
Spinach and corn is one of them. A very simple yet tasty dish....enjoy !!!
Spinach and corn | corn palak
1/2 cup ....American corn kernels boiled
2 bunch.... Fresh Spinach chopped
1 tbsp ......Oil
2 Onions chopped
2 medium Garlic crushed
2 tsp ......Green chillies chopped
1 inch Ginger cut into thin strips
1/2 tsp .....Red chilli powder
Turmeric powder a pinch
1/2 tsp .....Dry mango powder (amchur)
Salt to taste
1/2 tsp......Garam masala powder
1/2 tsp......Kasoori methi roasted and powdered
Blanch spinach in boiling water for a minute. Drain and refresh in chilled water. Drain and puree in a blender. Heat oil in a kadai.
Add onion and sauté till lightly browned. Add garlic paste and stir. Add green chillies, ginger strips and sauté till browned. Add red chilli power, turmeric powder, amchur and stir.
Add spinach puree and stir to mix well. Add corn and salt and stir. Add yogurt, garam masala powder and roasted kasoori methi powder.
Stir and take off the heat. Serve hot with chapatti or parantha.