May 31, 2012

Prawns in coconut gravy (Kolambiche saar)

My husband just loves prawns and the most fav is Kolambi Bhaat made by my mom. Some how I don't find them that interesting. He just loves prawns in any form. This recipe is one of his favorite and would like to share with you all.

Prawns - 1 cup cleaned and washed
Fresh coconut - 1 1/2 cup grated
coriander seeds - 2 tsp
red chilli - 4 to 5 (depends on the spice intake) soaked in water for 15 min
red chilli powder - 1 tsp
tomato - 1 medium
cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
garlic - 6 to 7 cloves crushed
curry leaves - 1 spring
ginger - 1"
turmeric - 2tsp
Kokam - 3 to 4 ( you can use little tamrind as a substitute to kokam )
water - to grind
salt - to taste
oil - tempering

1. Take a bowl add the prawns along with 1 tsp of turmeric and salt and keep in the fridge for 15 to 20 min
2. Grind together fresh coconut, coriander seeds, cumin seeds, remaining turmeric, red chilli, red chilli powder, tomato, 2 garlic cloves, ginger, salt and little water to a fine paste. ( taste and check for salt or spice add if needed according to your required taste)
3. Now heat oil in a kadhai add the curry leaves and crushed garlic and immediately pour the above paste and close the lid. Just after 2 minutes open the lid add water and let it boil now add the prawns and let it cook do not cover the vessel. Prawns do not take much time to cook when they are almost done add the kokam or tamrind and switch off the gas.
Enjoy with steamed rice and fried fish. Yummy.

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  1. Replies
    1. Thank you so much Shobha for always showering with such encouraging comments.

  2. My Mom loves prawns very much and will make this for her..Lovely recipe...
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    1. Hey thanks Divya I hope your mom like it. Please let me know the end results.

  3. its my all time fav.. nice recipe too .. :)

  4. i like prawns.. yummy and delicious

  5. Love prawns in any forms... this looks delicious...


  6. Looks yum

  7. this recipe is one of my favorites too!!!loved it !!!!!!


    1. Thanks Sonali. I have bookmarked your fish cutlet recipe will make it soon and let u know!