Monday, 13 December 2010

Crackling Spinach From Mainland China

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Hi!
As the name suggests that this preparation is from Mainland China. I was introduced to this recipe by S when he had taken us out for a dinner at Mainland China in Mumbai. Out of all the preparations that I tried there this became a favorite and I had always wanted to try this out ever since then. It was hard to believe that the spinach could taste so nice.
As the name suggests that this preparation crackles on eating, it crackles as it is very crispy so one can also call this crispy spinach. The preparation is very simple and can be an excellent starter for parties as it will surely catch any one’s attention. It needs very few ingredients and can be made very quickly if one has washed and dry spinach ready. This preparation is surely not for calorie conscious people or for people on diet.
I am sending this preparation to My event ‘ONLY’- Greens hosted by Saraswathi at Sara’s Corner.
Ingredients
about 45-50 spinach leaves
1 tbsp chili flakes
1 tbsp roasted sesame seeds
1 tbsp cornstarch
1 tsp sesame oil
1 tsp sugar
oil for deep frying
salt to taste
Method
Food12-10
Wash the spinach and pat it dry. Take 5-6 leaves at a time and lay one over the other, roll and chop into fine strips. Repeat the procedure for all leaves.
Mix corn starch to the leaves and deep fry the spinach in 4-5 batches till crispy and remove  on a kitchen towel.
Heat the sesame oil and add chili flakes followed by crispy spinach, salt to taste, sugar and roasted sesame and toss gently.
Serve immediately.
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52 comments:

Now Serving said...

I've had this dish SO many times when I've been in Mainland China! one of our fav. appetizers. I am sure a homemade version can only be better!

S said...

Brilliant photography !!!

WHY do u need any better camera? :-)

And u guessed right. I am rushing back home right away :-D

Padhu said...

Wow! Sounds very interesting

Veggie Hut said...

very interesting preparation..quite unique

Nithya said...

This is super cool recipe. Havent had it before and makes me want to try it soon. :)

Priya Sreeram said...

my favourite too and it looks swell !

Raina said...

Yum! I have never seen this before. I love spinach and yours looks so flavorful and delicious.

Sushma Mallya said...

this is one of my fav starters too,looks so crispy and you have done it really perfectly...

Umm Mymoonah said...

When I first saw I thought it was seaweed, very different recipe with spinach. Looks lovely.

Smitha said...

that looks yummy!

Kairali sisters said...

Spinach is my fav among greens..This is a very unique and yummy recipe, Pari..

Sanjeeta kk said...

Crispy spinach, good starter and snack idea.

Harini said...

an interesting starter indeed!

Amritha Kalyani said...

I love Mainland CHina.. Love this dish.. Colorful and interesting.

Rachana said...

I love crackling spinach and make exactly the same way. Yummm!!!!

Khaugiri said...

I wanted to try this one in Mainland China!!!
Zakkas Click dear!!!

Torviewtoronto said...

flavourful delicious
happy holidays

G.Pavani said...

healthy n yummy fry..

swapna said...

sound yummy and lovely....

Paaka Shaale said...

Loved the recipe pari. Will surely try this :)

divya said...

looks tempting and healthy...

R said...

what a tasty treat, great presentation too.

Biny Anoop said...

Recipe is new to me...but think its yummy....with spinach it becomes healthy.
Biny

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

Hey, that is a superb and yummy recipe of spinach, very new.

Ananda Rajashekar said...

with sesame seeds i bet it would be just filled with flavours :)

Sanyukta Gour(Bayes) said...

lovley color...treat to the eyes...love the flavors...specially the nutty taste of sesame oil and seeds...looks yummmm

Priya said...

Great looking spinach...

Madhavi said...

Very interesting and super snack!!!

Spoonfuls of love, added to every recipe !!! said...

Looks very very appealing ...

Pavithra said...

I have eaten deep fried spinach outside but haven't tried at home..sure this is yummy snack looks delicious.

aipi said...

What a delicious way to eat spinach!

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Pushpa said...

Have seen the ad for this place on NDTV have to try during India trip,looks very yummy.

Gayathri's Cook Spot said...

Never heard of crackling spinach. Looks so yummy..

Kanchan said...

very interesting recipe.. frankly i've just tried only the non-veg dishes in mainland china, but this tempts me to prepare for The Foodie :)

Satya said...

That sounds interesting..

Ms.Chitchat said...

Very tasty spinach preparation. Loved the rich green color.

Prathima Rao said...

Im alwayz on the look out for recipes with spinach...Sure to try out ur delicious recipe ;) awesome presentation too!!

Jaisy James said...

looks nice

Preeti Kashyap said...

I make this quite often...try it with green french beans too...They come out lovely as well!

Akila said...

wow what a healthy greens dear...

Learning-to-cook
Event: Dish Name Starts with D

Regards,
Akila

Radhika @ foodfor7stages said...

Some of the Chinese food are so simple yet taste out of the world. I am bookmarking to try this.

s said...

fantastic preparation. Great pic too.

Jay said...

Hy Dear,
Have a surprise for you in my space..do check out..
Tasty appetite

Kanchana Radhakrishnan said...

healthy and yummy.

Sailaja Damodaran said...

Interesting Pari. Is this a starter?

Cham said...

Deep frying should really give the crispness, quiet simple and tasty!

Sarah Naveen said...

nice recipe..sounds great and looks yummy!!

Anonymous said...

I was dying to know this divine recipe for so long.thank you

Anonymous said...

I was dying to know this divine recipe for so long.thank you

Gunjan said...

Can I fry spinach in advance and temper it just before serving?
Will spinach become soggy if I fry them a few hours in advance?

Unknown said...

Thanks my hubby live this spinach

Unknown said...

My hubby loves this

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