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Apple Snails in Coconut Milk (Ginataang Kuhol)

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time45 mins
Servings: 4
Author: Vanjo Merano


  • 1 lb. Apple snails kohol, shell removed
  • 1 large bunch fresh spinach
  • 2 cups coconut milk
  • 6 pieces red chillies
  • 1 medium onion sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic crushed and chopped
  • 2 thumbs ginger sliced
  • 1/4 cup shrimp paste
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons cooking oil


  • Heat the cooking oil in a cooking pot.
  • Once the oil gets hot, saute the garlic and onion. Add the ginger and continue to cook for 1 to 2 minutes.
  • Put the apple snails in the cooking pot. Stir and cook for 2 minutes.
  • Add the shrimp paste and chillies. Stir.
  • Pour-in the coconut milk. Let boil. Cover and simmer for 30 minutes.
  • Add the ground black pepper and spinach. Stir and cook for 5 minutes without covering.
  • Transfer to a serving bowl. Serve for pulutan or as a main dish with warm white rice. Share and enjoy!


Serving: 4g