Kangkong Stir Fry

This is a very easy and simple dish to prepare. Kangkong is also known as Water Spinach or Morning Glory and is one of my favourite green veggie.

I love the sambal kangkong that you get from the Malay stalls here, as they add belachan (shrimp paste) or the dried prawns. I made this suitable for vegetarians, but if you want, you may add the belachan or the dried prawns. Soak the dried prawns in hot water for 10 mins and using the mortar and pestle, pound till fine.


  • Kangkong – 1 bunch
  • Onion – 1, chopped
  • Garlic – 2 or 3 cloves, chopped
  • Tomato – 1, chopped
  • Dried red chilli – 10 pieces, soak in hot water for 15 mins
  • Salt
  • Oil
  • Dried prawns (optional) – soak in hot water for 10 mins and pound till fine


  • Wash and drain the kangkong. Separate the leaves from the stems and set it aside.
  • Grind the dried chilli, that has been soaked in hot water, to paste form.
  • Heat oil in a wok and saute the onions followed by the chopped garlic.
  • Add the dried chilli paste and fry for couple of minutes.
  • Now add the tomatoes and fry till the tomatoes turn pulpy.
  • Add the kangkong and salt and stir fry for couple of minutes.
  • You may add the dried prawns at this stage and let it cook well.
  • Serve with plain white rice or fried rice.  

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