Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Kangkung (Water Spinach) With Dried Prawns and Belacan

Kangkung? Yes, kangkung is water spinach that grows wildly. Anywhere, but potentially on wet and soggy ground. Actually, it can also grow in your garden. What you can do is, after cooking, those discarded stems, just plunge into your soil, and within time, in a week most probably, you will see kangkung/water spinach growing. We in Malaysia can buy a huge bundle for a below two or three dollars, making this Kangkung (Water Spinach) With Dried Prawns and Belacan is nothing complicated. Can be done in a jiffy, but I guess cleaning, plucking the leaves and then cutting the stems does take up your time. Other than that, once you get all the ingredients ready, stir fried over high heat, make sure you use a big wok to avoid spillage while frying, Kangkung (Water Spinach) With Dried Prawns and Belacan will be ready soon. Absolutely an appetizing side, do I have to say anything more on its spiciness and famed shrimp paste aroma? Of course not.

1 bunch of kangkung (Water Spinach)-  cut off the roots, pluck the leaves, slit and cut the stems.
2 tbsp of dried shrimps (soak for 5 mins and pound coarsely)
1 medium size onion (dice thinly)
4 garlic (pound coarsely)
2 tbsp blended/grounded dried red chillies
1 tsp belacan powder ( shrimp paste)
3 tbsp oil
Sugar and salt for taste
Get a large wok (kuali) and heat oil.
All ingredients goes in except kangkung. 
Fry and stir till aromatic and oil splits.  
First, add the stems. Cook and stir for 1 min.
Next the leaves.
Quickly stir and remove from heat. 
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  1. wow navneetham... thx for the comment.
    the dish is really nive to get eattg the veggies.
    Nice info on foot care in the previoyus post....Hope u had a nice easter.

  2. Lovely... i have it regular at the food court with sticky rice

  3. Lovely recipe, can u plus let me know what is the hindi name of water spinach

  4. My favourite... at home I do it purely Bengali way...


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