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Ambat Kolambi

Prawns cooked in tangy masala

This recipe is from the book Konkan Cookbook.

Preparation Time : 6-10 minutes

Cooking time : 11-15 minutes

Servings : 4

Ambat Kolambi

Main Ingredients

Prawns (kolambi/jhinga), Oil




Main Course-Seafood

Level Of Cooking


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  • Prawns (kolambi/jhinga) shelled and deveined
    500 grams
  • Oil
    2 tablespoons
  • Garlic
    5-6 cloves
  • Green chillies sliced
  • Red chilli powder
    1 teaspoon
  • Turmeric powder
    1/2 teaspoon
  • Tamarind pulp
    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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