Ambat Kolambi Recipe - Prawns cooked in tangy masala

This recipe is from the book Konkan Cookbook.

Main Ingredients : Prawns (kolambi/jhinga), Tamarind pulp

Cuisine : Maharashtrian

Course : Main Course_Seafood

Ambat Kolambi

Ambat Kolambi Recipe - How to make Ambat Kolambi


Prep Time : 6-10 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Medium


  • Prawns (kolambi/jhinga) shelled and deveined500 grams

  • Tamarind pulp 2 tablespoons

  • Garlic 5-6 cloves

  • Green chillies sliced 2

  • Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon

  • Turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Oil 2 tablespoons

  • Salt to taste

  • Fresh coriander leaves finely chopped a few sprigs


Step 1

Heat the oil in a non stick pan. Add the garlic and green chillies and sauté on medium heat for a minute.

Step 2

Add the prawns, red chilli powder and turmeric powder and continue to sauté for two minutes. Add the tamarind pulp and salt along with half a cup of water and bring to a boil.

Step 3

Reduce heat, add coriander leaves and simmer for two minutes. Serve hot.

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