In a saucepan, melt butter and saute the bay leaf, onion, and garlic.
Next, add the cleaned, and washed palak leaves and saute till it wilts. Turn off flame.
Cool down and discard the bay leaf. Blend to a smooth puree and return to the saucepan.
Add the corn, milk, sugar, salt and pepper as needed and bring to a boil.
Simmer and add the oats mixed in ½ cup of water. Stir and cook for 2 more minutes. Add more water to adjust consistency and add salt and pepper as needed. Serve as is or top with cream if you prefer.