Lal shak is a very healthy beautiful red colored leafy vegetable. In English, it is known as red amaranth. Lal shak with chingri (shrimps) is a really tasty and simple dish to cook. Often times, moms would persuade their stubborn little ones to eat lunch by saying that the rice is special because it would turn bright red when mixed with the lal shak. It tastes great when a bit of dal is mixed with the rice and lal shak. Enjoy!