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Sunday, 7 February 2016

Basale - Chemmeen Curry / Malabar Spinach - Prawns Curry


Ingredients:

1 bunch malabar spinach / basale
20-25 medium prawns, cleaned
1 onion, chopped
1 small tomato, chopped
1 cup grated coconut
small gooseberry sized tamarind
2 tsp chilli powder
1 tsp coriander powder
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1/4 tsp cumin seeds
3-4 shallots, chopped
salt to taste
1 tbsp oil

Preparation:
  1. Separate the leaves and stems of basale/ malabar spinach and wash it properly. Roughly chop the leaves ( about 3 cup) and cut the tender stems ( about 1 cup) into 4 inch pieces.
  2. Grind together grated coconut, tamarind, chilli powder, coriander powder, cumin seeds and turmeric powder using little water into a thick smooth paste. Keep it aside.
  3. Cook the basale leaves and stems with chopped tomato and onion adding about 1 1/2 cup of water ( or pressure cook for 2 whistles).
  4. Add the ground paste, cleaned prawns and salt to this and cook on medium flame till prawns are cooked. Switch off the flame.
  5. Heat oil in a small pan and fry the chopped shallot till light brown. Pour this over the curry and keep it covered till ready to serve.... Serve with rice...

6 comments:

  1. Is Malabar spinach different from normal spinach? Learning new things everyday... lovely curry...

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    1. Thanks Rafeeda...Malabar Spinach is a climbing variety of spinach. It is commonly known as "Basale" in Kasaragod and Manglore area..

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