English Spinach & Shrimps Curry
(Valchi Bhaji Sungtachi Kadhi – Manglorean Style)
1 big bunch of english spinach.
15-20 big prawns shelled and de-veined
Ingredients for Masala (grind it very fine)
8 Kashmiri chillies
1 tsp mustard seeds
1 tsp cumin seeds
½ tsp turmeric powder
3 tsp coriander seeds
1 small ball of tamarind
1 big flake of garlic
1 small onion
1 cup of coconut powder
Pick the English spinach leaves, wash and chop it roughly and put it in a handi (vessel). Add the prawns and put ½ tsp salt with 1 cup of water and let it boil till the spinach is cooked. Now add the ground masala to the handi and adjust the thickness of the curry and the salt as per taste. You can add 1 tbsp of vinegar if u want the curry to be a little tangy. Once the curry starts boiling remove it from fire. Now take 3-4 tbsp of oil in a frying pan, add 1 small thinly sliced onion and fry until it browns (called Tadka). Now add this Tadka to the curry and enjoy the aromatic, mild & creamy gravy with piping hot white steamed rice.