SHRIMP, MUSHROOM, AND SPINACH FRY



This dish was a product of my refrigerator cleaning spree. I threw in some leftover button mushrooms and baby spinach lying in fridge into the shrimp curry which I make very often. This version was good and somehow it turned healthier too :) Here I added the shrimp, mushrooms, and spinach together to give the dish a saucy consistency instead of a dry dish. For a different version of the dish, the spinach can be added in the end and cooked just a little to retain their color.

INGREDIENTS:
1. Cleaned and deveined shrimp, 1 pound.
2. Any type of mushrooms, 1 small packet.
3. Spinach, 1 big bunch.
4. Onions, medium size, 4.
5. Tomatoes, 3.
6. Ginger-garlic paste, 1 teaspoon.
7. Mustard seeds, ½ teaspoon.
8. Fennel seeds, ½ teaspoon.
9. Curry leaves, 1 sprig.
10. Chopped cilantro, ¼ cup.
11. Chili powder, 1 teaspoon.
12. Coriander powder, 2 teaspoons.
13. Turmeric powder, ¼ teaspoon.

PREPARATION:
Dice the onions, tomatoes, and spinach finely and slice the mushrooms into even pieces. Heat a pan with a tablespoon of oil and when the oil is hot, add the mustard seeds and let it splutter. Then add the fennel seeds and fry for a few seconds. Add the diced onions and curry leaves now and keep sautéing for a few minutes until the onions turn brown. Add the diced tomatoes and ginger-garlic paste and keep sautéing until everything is well blended. At this stage, add chili powder, coriander powder, and turmeric powder and keep stirring under low flame until the powders lose their raw smell. Another teaspoon of oil can be added here. Now add the shrimp, mushroom, and spinach, mix everything and cook closed under medium flame until everything is cooked and the dish turns into a saucy consistency. Garnish with chopped cilantro and serve hot with rice or any type of breads.

Variation: A teaspoon of garam masala can be added in the end to give a good flavor to the dish.

22 comments:

Reshmi said...

wow..its like a combo of veg n non veg together...nice recipe..gita..

Sushma Mallya said...

i have tried mushroom-spinach combo but adding shrimps is a nice idea as well...lovely ingredients used and am sure must have been really tasty...nice one gita,thanks for sharing

Suja Sugathan said...

Looks delicious..nice gravy,very inviting

Sushma Mallya said...

Am fine gita, how are you doing?its really nice to see you back with yummy posts again....

umamaheswari anandane said...

After a long time a Non-Veg.The picture itself is very delicious :)

umamaheswari anandane said...

After a long time a non-veg.The picture itself is very delicious :)

Satya said...

wow dear what a delicious looking curry ...love this wonderful combination ..

Satya
http://www.superyummyrecipes.com

Roshan said...

nice trio combination!!

Mrs.Menagasathia said...

delicious fry..nice combo!!

Priya said...

Glad to see you after a long gap Gita, hope u r doing well..

Such a new, beautiful and delicious shrimp fry, looks very tempting..

Nitha said...

Nice combo and yummy fry..

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

looks yum! great idea too!

GEETHA ACHAL said...

மிகவும் அருமையாக இருக்கின்றது...சூப்பர்ப்...

women-wisdom.com said...

Tempting combo of vege and nonvege. Is delicious.






Dr.Sameena Prathap
said...

Hi Gita,

My first time here..amazing looking recipe..nice combo..should try it out...

Dr.Sameena@

www.myeasytocookrecipes.blogspot.com

Babli said...

I liked the combo very much. Looks spicy, yummy and mouth watering. Thanks for this lovely recipe.

SpicyTasty said...

Looks wonderful dear. Very flavorful.

Yummy Team said...

Great idea..Loved the shrimp, mushroom and spinach combo..Tasty side-dish for chapatis..

Priya's Feast said...

great cleang effort ,gita..the dish sounds fab and tasty..such a new combo to me..

Malar Gandhi said...

Lovely shrimps...nice idea to clean up the fridge and also present a beautiful dinner.

Malli said...

Congratulations on the twins!!
I just ran into your blog on the web and am thrilled... I love low-carb cooking too and You have a wonderful set of recipes, photos and above all... surprised that you live around my area Chantilly VA

Mark said...

Its very yummy....
I like this dish thanks for shearing this recipe here.
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