Thursday, May 5, 2011
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.