Monday, July 18, 2011

Stir fry water spinach with shrimp paste a.k.a Tumis kangkung belacan

(Homemade) Tumis kangkung / Water spinach stir-fry

"Easy peasy lemon squeezy" are the right words to describe this stir fry. You could make many variations with it by adding shrimp paste or perhaps you want it a little bit spicy, add scallop or salted dried tiny silver anchovies to the stir fry. If you like to do experiments, I believe it's about time !

Aside that this stir fry is quick preparation and cooking time needed, it also doesn't need too many ingredients. So, stir fry water spinach is one of many simple stir fry I'll make when I only have limited time to feed my hubby and my son. Best serve with warm rice, sambal terasi and deep fried tempe. Indonesian style... !!

REMINDER, you still have few days to send your photos to DMBLGiT July Edition. You better hurry up !

Stir fry water spinach with shrimp paste

Ingredients :
- 2 bundles of water spinach
- 3 chilies
- 4 shallots
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1/2 tsp shrimp paste
- salt
- sugar
- 1 tomato, chopped
- 1 tsp sweet soy sauce
- 2 tbsp vegetable oil for stir frying
- 100 ml water

How to :

1. Wash and cut water spinach properly. Let it drain. Set aside.
2. Ground chilies, shallots, garlic, shrimp paste, salt and sugar.
3. In a wok, heat the oil. Stir fry ground spices until fragrant.
4. Add in water spinach leaves, stir well.  Add water, mix until done.
5. Add sweet soy sauce and taste it.
6. Add in the tomato, stir rapidly then remove from the heat.
7. Serve.

Bahasa Indonesia

- 2 ikat kangkung
- 3 cabai merah keriting
- 4 bawang merah
- 2 bawang putih
- 1/2 sdt terasi
- garam
- gula pasir
- 1 buah tomat
- 1 sdt kecap manis
- 2 sdm minyak goreng untuk menumis
- 100 ml air


1. Cuci bersih kangkung, lalu petik-petik daun dan tangkainya. Sisihkan
2. Haluskan cabai, bawang merah, barang putih, garam, terasi dan gula pasir.
3. Panaskan minyak dalam wajan. Tumis bumbu halus sampai harum.
4. Masukkan kangkung, aduk rata. Tambahkan air, masak hingga layu.
5. Tambahkan kecap manis sedikit, koreksi rasa.
6. Masukkan tomat, aduk sebentar lalu matikan api.
7. Sajikan.



  1. What a gorgeous photo my dear! Sounds like the most flavorful spinach dish I've ever encountered :).


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