Surprisingly,this is one of my favourite dishes since childhood when I despised all sorts of greens on my food.Maybe it’s the subtle flavour of Maldive fish combined with red chillies that tantalized my taste buds or the distinct slippery texture and flavour of the leaf or the childhood memories it brings..Whatever that is,it still remains one of my favourits.
Though it’s hard to find the fresh large Kankun leaves here in Dubai,I received two bunches of rather small leaves and I put it to use immediately.
Kankun Stir-Fry(Water Spinach or Morning Glory)
2 small bunches of Kankun leaves,washed and drained
1/2 of medium onion chopped
1/4 of large tomato chopped
1 tsp Maldive fish chips
2 dried red chillies broken and deseeded(to reduce the heat factor)
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
few curry leaves
sprinkle of turmeric powder
sprinkle of chilli powder
Salt to taste
- Heat oil in a kadai or a wok and add cumin seeds.When they begin to change color add onion,curry leaves with a sprinkle of salt and saute them till the onions start to brown.
- Add the tomatoes,maldive fish chips and dried chilli with the turmeric and chilli powders sauteing all the while.
- Add the leaves,fry till it changes color.Add salt.
- Adjust seasoning.
In case,If you want to know more about Kankun leaves,you can check here.