Saturday, February 19, 2011

Prawn And Spinach Sodhi (Coconut Gravy)

I'm save by the bell. Hallelujah! Nope, nope, I don't really need an intro today because the previous recipes of Fried Prawn Wanton and Pepper Tamarind Prawns will do a good job. Trust me please, writing an intro is not as simple as many of you perceive. Definitely knot-knot. Of course, for some people, its effortless, for me, its madness. Hahahahah!! Alright amazing followers of "cook with nava-k", indeed, obviously for this prawn spinach sodhi, we need prawns (Prawn Devil Curry) and spinach as the core ingredients. You really don't know want is sodhi?. Easy way to check, hover over to the Plain Sodhi recipe. This prawn spinach sodhi recipe was pinched from my-laws. Supposedly a family favourite dish, I wasn't given the recipe, neither I was interested in asking. I tasted and I came up my version. Absolutely I must agree. Prawns were fab in this Indian coconut stew. Thumbs up to my late mother in law. That's it everyone. Do take care of yourself. We will be seeing each other soon. Bye.

15 medium size prawns - remove head and vein, leave the tail on
1 1/2 cups thick coconut milk
1 cup water (if you like to add)
1 bunch (100g) bayam/spinach - cut off roots, wash and cut into 1 inch length
1 (100g) onion - sliced thinly
2 green chillies  - cut into 1 inch length
1 (100g) tomato - sliced thinly
1 tsp fenugreek (halba) seeds
2 sprigs curry leaves
1/2 tbsp turmeric/kunyit powder
1  tbsp lemon juice
Salt to taste

Into a pot,  add coconut milk, onion, tomato, green chillies and fenugreek seeds.
(Note: add water if you want more gray).
Simmer over low heat.
When heated through, add prawns, curry leaves and salt.
Continue to simmer to half cook the prawns. 
Put in the spinach leaves, stir and simmer for another 2-3 mins.
Remove from heat.
(Note: do not overcook prawns because they will shrink you, me and our taste-buds up!).
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  1. U r the really the curry expert^^!
    it seems yummy~

  2. Sounds delicious! It looks like a Kerala prawn curry ( from my husbands land)and I am sure he will love this too.

  3. Xjion89 - thanks, yep - We at home love curries.
    Madama - sort of Kerala prawn curry. do try and give me your feedback.

  4. Hi Madam,

    Could you please let me have some recipes for vegetarian food. You can mail me at Going to be a vegetarian for 1 month and it is so dificult to have vegetarian food over here.

  5. You are an expert cook nava. You cook very new and lovely dishes. This one looks delightful. Super delicious. Yum yum

  6. I just tried your recipe but substituted coconut milk for evaporated milk and it was just as yummy! TX a million!


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