Monday, 30 December 2013

Kathurumurunga Leaves with Prawns

Kathurumurunga Leaves with Prawns

Kathurumurunga leaves (Sesbania grandiflora,Agati Leaves) are one of favourite greens at our home. I have a habit of cooking greens much frequently with other Sri Lankan dishes. This leaves has a bit bitter taste, but it goes well in a meal once served with other curries and plain rice.

Kathurumurunga Leaves

The most popular method is to cook kathurumurunga leaves as a mallun. Anyway here I tried to cook it with prawns. Actually I used shrimps for this recipe.
Today I found these photos when search the computer for some other photos. Interestingly these pictures are about 1 year old. These are found as one of unposted recipes among many photos/recipes.

Kathurumurunga Leaves with Prawns

Ingredients: (for 3-4 servings)
Prawns (or shrimps) 250g
1 tomato
1 handful size bunch of Kathurumurunga leaves
2-3 green chili sliced lengthwise
½ medium sized onion sliced
1 sprig curry leaves
1inch piece pandan leaf/(rampa) –(optional)
¼ tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp curry powder
1 tsp fenugreek seeds
Piece of cinnamon
Salt to taste
1 cup thick coconut milk

Kathurumurunga Leaves with Prawns

Wash & devein prawns/(or shrimps)
Remove leaves of kathurumurunga from the bunch and wash. Allow to drain water.
In a pot, add all ingredients mentioned above other than prawns and kathurumurunga leaves.Mix well
Simmer it until coconut milk is hot, then add prawns.
Cook in low heat until prawns are cooked.(about 15 minutes)
 Then add kathurumurunga  and stir well.Cook for another 2-3 minutes.
Adjust salt to taste.
Remove from the burner and Mix well.
Serve with rice & other curries.

Kathurumurunga Leaves with Prawns


  1. Wow, very inviting curry that too with my favorite prawns. I think in tamil this green is called agathikeerai.

  2. Wishing You and You Family a Very Happy and Prosperous New Year 2014.

    Prawns with leaves, great combo...looks yummy

  3. Hi Amila, your prawn dish look so appetizing. I love the gravy with extra rice. :))

    Happy New Year to you and family. Wishing you all the best in 2014.

  4. Hi dear,

    I like your pretty blog, I'll be back more often =)
    Do you want to follow each other on GFC and maybe social media?
    Let me know so I can follow you back.
    Kisses, Ana

  5. this prawn curry with greens reminds us of devouring it as a child...the greens used to be malabar greens but the dish very similar,thanks so much for bringing alive sweet memories :-)


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