Saturday, May 30, 2009

Water Spinach Stir-fry

Water Spinach  is one of variety of spinach with plenty of vitamin A n C.You can find it out very much easily in chinese n vietnam stores...This water spinach is used very much in chinese cuisines..its a regular side dish for SouthEast Asians with their bowl of rice..This water spinach,practically all parts of the young plant are edible although the shoot tips and younger leaves are preferred. Coarse stems and leaves are often used for animal feeding. The tender shoot tips and leaves are eaten fresh or lightly cooked as wat we do with spinach. Cooking in oil is common, the addition of spices enhances the relatively bland flavor. These plant greens provide the nutritional benefits of most green leafy vegetables.This stir fry need very few minutes to prepare and this stir fry is very healthy goes prefectly with hot steaming rice...This stir fry goes to Sowmya 's SWC-Cooking with Greens...

2cups Water spinach (chopped)
1no Onion (chopped)
1/2cup Grated coconut
5nos Garlic cloves (minced)
4nos Red chillies
1/2tsp Mustard seeds
1/2tsp Urad dal
3nos Curry leaves

Heat oil in a pan n spultter the mustard seeds, urad dal n red chillies..fry it add the chopped onions and stir it well..when its transparent add the minced garlic..stir for 2 minutes...Add the chopped water spinach to the kadai and add salt...turn it continously..dont add water at all.... cook for 10 minutes in simmer..add grated coconut n put off the stove..this stir fry will be slightly crunchy.

Shouldnt cook water spinach greens for a long..certain veggies need to cook for a long but this water spinach need just a short period to cook..else it will lose vitamins,as it contains sufficient amount of vitamin A n C.

Enjoy with rice!!!


Pooja said... Reply To This Comment

Never heard of this water spinach priya..Looking delicious..Tried your mint rasam priya it turned out so flavorful we liked it..Thanks for sharing dear..

Gita Jaishankar said... Reply To This Comment

Thanks for information about water spinach Priya....sounds very interesting...thats a delicious stir-fry dear :)

Vibaas said... Reply To This Comment

Priya, what is it called in tamil? I dont know if we get it here. sounds yum!

Padma said... Reply To This Comment

Very new recipe Priya... looks delicious and good info about the ingredient.... never heard about water spinach ...

Unknown said... Reply To This Comment

Have seen this in the Korean stores. But dint know how it tasted. Sounds like a great healthy recipe.

ST said... Reply To This Comment

Never heard of this water spinach priya..Sounds like very delicious and healthy recipe...

chef and her kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

Even though i stayed in HK,never came through this name gal...Donno how did i miss the name...i used to see something called watercress...i wonder this is the same one or what...hmm..Nice stir-fry with it..

Pooja said... Reply To This Comment

Have never heard of water spinach Priya! Stir fry looks delicious. Thanks for the tip too.

Unknown said... Reply To This Comment

Water SPinach is very new to be. Have never heard of it, good to know information. Will check out the nearest chinese store to grab this. Yummy & healthy recipe.

Unknown said... Reply To This Comment

hummm it's very new to me Thank you so much for the info nice post priya

Indrani said... Reply To This Comment

never heard of this green, looks simply yummy....

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