Malabar spinach is making it’s appearance when the weather is sunny and hot. Because it’s the time to keep ourselves cool and fresh. The most common name for this variety of spinach is “BASALE” in Kannada language which is bit thick to touch than regular spinach. The taste and aroma of Malabar spinach is quite different but it tastes magically delicious as a curry. When paired with steamed rice the fiber rich tender stem of this spinach tastes juicy and soft. The most popular way of eating Malabar spinach is in the form of rice side dish. Let me call it as Malabar spinach curry that has all the flavors of most spices from your kitchen.
Though Malabar spinach can make a curry as stand alone veggie, I love to throw in some onions. The mix and match of Malabar spinach with onion makes a wonderful, aromatic curry which I am a big fan of. But I leave the choice up to you about onions. You can include or exclude as your tasted buds desire.
Malabar spinach curry has coconut, some spices and little amount of lentils as well. The coconut and lentils give the curry a good consistency where spices give the actual deliciousness. You love the taste of this curry, if you truly appreciate the goodness of greens. Try for yourself to know better.