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Thursday, May 5, 2011

Poee Chingudi Tarkari (Malabar Spinach-prawn curry)

Cooking Time Required : 15-20 mins
Cost of Preparation: 25-30 rupees

Ingredients: Poee/Malabar Spinach ( 1 bunch ), Arbi/saru (1 medium, cut into small pieces), pumpkin ( 1/2 cup, cut into small pieces), onion ( 1 small ), dry/fresh shrimps, red chilli (2 nos), garlic (2-3 pods), mustard seeds (1/2 tsp), pancha phutana ( 1/6 tsp), turmeric powder (1/4 tsp), salt to taste, oil for cooking.

Preparation: Wash and clean the poee leaves. Cut into small pieces. Keep aside.Cut the onion into fine pieces.

Wash & clean the shrimp.Keep aside.

Grind the garlic pods and mustard seeds into a fine paste.

Cooking: Heat a wok, add 1 tsp oil and the shrimps. Fry for 4-5 mins. Remove from pan and keep aside.

Add 2 tsp of oil to the wok. Add pancha phutana along with the red chillis. Add the onion and fry till golden.

Add the arbi and pumpkin pieces. Fry for 2-3 mins followed by the poee. Fry till the water almost evaporates. Add mustard paste, fried shrimps & salt along with 1 cup water.

Boil for 5 mins till water evaporates.Remove from fire and serve with white rice & dal.

Note: I have used dried shrimps in this preparation. One can skip the arbi & pumpkin if one is not too fond of mixing veggies and leafies.


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  1. My Dad's fav dish. He doesn't need any other side dish if this is available..
    Hamaree Rasoi

  2. Hey, all my fav things are there in that plate except Greens..Super !!!

  3. hey...that looks delicious and tempting..yum yum

  4. My fav with rice....i love prawns with/without anything...:)

  5. WOw wonderful combo, quite delicious and interesting..

  6. Interesting (without the shrimps that is because I am a veggie!). I think we can even do this dish without the shrimps?

  7. Yes Arti, we can prepare this dish even without the shrimps..in such case we add some more veggies like brinjal, ridge gourd and tomatoes.

  8. Interesting food.. poee lvs .. so new to me...


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