Sunday, 26 August 2012

Sri Lankan Kankun Stir Fry (Kangkong)

Kangkong is rich in iron, calcium, phosphorus, carotene, vitamins A, B1 and C and has a lot of health beneficial amino acids .It is also called as water spinach. There are many recipes using kangkong as the main ingredient. Here is a Sri Lankan way of cooking kankong as a stir fry. In Sri Lanka we call this plant as 'kankun'.So here is the Sri Lankan Kankun stir fry Recipe


Bunch of  Kankun

1 medium sized  onion sliced

1-2 tbspn maldive fish (optional)

1 tbspn of chili flakes

1 garlic clove crushed

Salt to taste

2 tbspn oil

Wash & clean kankun.Remove the matured parts of stem.

Slice kankun thinly.
Keep aside.

Heat oil in a frying pan. When oil is hot, add chopped garlic. Once it become aromatic, add sliced onions. Stir until golden brown.
Once onion is tender add Maldive fish.Then add chili flakes. Mix well & add salt.

Once the mix is tempered,add thinly sliced kankun & mix well.

Adjust salt & remove kankun from heat. The heat of the pan will make kankun to cook. If not kankun will be over cooked with flame.
Sri Lankan style kankun dish is ready to serve & this is well going with plain rice.


  1. Looks Yum!

  2. yummy n healthy stir fry....

  3. I heard about health benefits of Kankun but not sure what to do with it.. Nice recipe will try without fish

  4. My family love kangkung. And I like your half moon bowls. They look so delightful.

  5. Very healthy stir fry, first time hearing Kankun, might be I know it by a different name..

  6. KangKong is one of my fave food, but I've not tried cutting them into small pieces like these. Maybe I should try the next time. Looks good!


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