Saturday, February 19, 2011

Prawn And Spinach Sodhi (Coconut Gravy)

Something new compared to the traditional plain sodhi, this sodhi with prawns and spinach I learned from my in-laws. Having tasted a few times at family functions, I was told that its a fav and as usual, the standard story behind the recipe - handed down by grandma, to mum and to the next generation. So, I made my version, sure enough, a lovely dish - sweetness from the prawns worked absolutely well with the coconut milk creamy burst.

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: water if you want to dilute the gravy)
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 up and become rubbery)
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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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