Friday, 24 January 2014

Malwani Prawns Curry ~ Kolambicha Rassa

हि पाककृती मराठीतून वाचण्यासाठी इथे क्लिक करा.  

  • Peeled medium size prawns - ½ cup
  • Potato- 1 med size (optional)
  • Finely chopped onion- ½ cup (1 med.)
  • Coconut paste-  3 tbsp
  • Ginger-garlic paste – 1 tbsp
  • Turmeric powder – ½ tsp
  • Asafetida (Hing)- ¼ tsp
  • Cinnamon stick- 1 inch 
  • Homemade masala or Sunday masala or Malwani masala– 3 to 4 tsp
  • Garam masala- 1 tsp (optional)
  • Kokam petals – 4 to 5
  • Veg. oil- 3 tbsp
  • Fresh chopped coriander- 2 tbsp
  • Water- As required
  • Salt to taste

  • Peel & devein prawns. Wash properly and marinate with ½ tsp of turmeric & ¼  tsp of salt.
  • Peel potatoes and cut into 1 inch pieces. 
  • Heat oil in a large pan or kadai (wok). Add onion, cinnamon & sauté till it turn dark brown (do not burn). 
  • Add hing, turmeric powder & sauté for a minute. Add homemade masala or malwani masala, ginger-galic paste and coconut paste. Sauté till oil comes out from this masala mixture. 
  • Add marinated prawns. Sauté for a minute. 
  • Add water, potato, salt & mix well. Cover & cook for 5-6 minutes on simmer.
  • Add some water & adjust consistency as per personal choice. Continue to simmer this curry for  4 to 5 minutes or until potato cooked. 
  • Add kokam, garam masala, cover and bring to boil. Switch off the gas.
  • Garnish with coriander. Serve hot with chapati or bhakari or rice.
  •  If you don’t have above mentioned homemade masala, Sunday masala or malvani masala, instead you may use (3 tsp of chili powder + 1 tsp of garam masala).
  •  You can use 2 tsp of tamarind pulp instead of kokam.
  • You can omit potato. In our Kokan, we prepare this curry with many vegetables like brinjal, raw papaya, alkol / navalkol (kohlrabi), bottle gourd etc.


Dipti Joshi said...

I am going to try this on Sunday.

Saroj Kurlawala said...

Fresh or dry coconut?

Purva Sawant said...

Saroj mam, you can use dry or fresh coconut. But dry coconut paste tastes better. I have posted "how to make coconut paste", plz click on coconut paste to read this.

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