Water Spinach with Coconut and Spicy Dressing

Pelecing Kangkung

Preparation info
  • Serves


    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      25 min

Appears in
The Food of Indonesia: Delicious Recipes from Bali, Java and the Spice Islands

By Heinz Von Holzen

Published 2015

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  • 10 oz (300 g) water spinach (kangkung) or regular spinach
  • 1 kaffir lime


  1. Wash the spinach well and discard the tough stems. Cut into lengths. Blanch in boiling water for 1 to 2 minutes, then set aside on a plate.
  2. Grind the kaffir lime leaf, garlic, palm sugar and grated coconut in a blender until fine and set aside in a bowl, then grind the chilies, dried shrimp paste, salt, lime or lemon juice and water to a smooth paste.