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.


  1. I am going to try this on Sunday.

  2. Replies
    1. 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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