How to make Kolmi nu Patio -

A Parsi favourite – prawns cooked in a sweet and sour coconut gravy.

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Prawns (medium) (मध्यम आकार के प्रॉन्स), Fresh coconut (ताज़ा नारियल)

Cuisine : Parsi

Course : Main Course Seafood


Kolmi nu Patio

Kolmi nu Patio Recipe Card


Hindi: jhinga
Favourite seafood? Prawns, prawns and more of prawns. A wide variety of small crustaceans, tiny relatives of the lobster, are known as prawns. Prawns are normally translucent when raw but get their distinctive pink or red colour on being cooked. one word of caution – if buying unpeeled prawns, smell for freshness and look for bright, shiny shells that have some spring left in them.

Prep Time : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Sweet & Sour

Ingredients for Kolmi nu Patio Recipe

  • Prawns (medium) shelled and deveined 16-20

  • Fresh coconut grated ½ cup

  • Cashewnuts soaked 2 tablespoons

  • Coriander seeds 1½ teaspoons

  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Vinegar 1 teaspoon

  • Oil ½ tablespoon

  • Onions sliced 2 medium

  • Garlic chopped 1 teaspoon

  • Ginger chopped ½ teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Sugar 1 teaspoon

  • Cherry tomatoes 8-9

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped 1 teaspoon


Step 1

Grind together coconut, cashewnuts, coriander seeds, cumin seeds and vinegar into a fine paste using water as required.

Step 2

Heat oil in a non-stick pan. Add onions and sauté till light golden.

Step 3

Add garlic, ginger and green chillies, mix and sauté for 2 minutes. Add red chilli powder and mix well. Add ground paste, mix and sauté for a minute.

Step 4

Add 1 cup water and stir to mix. Add salt and sugar, stir to mix and cook for 5 minutes.

Step 5

Add cherry tomatoes, prawns and mix well. Reduce heat, cover and cook till the prawns are fully done. Add chopped coriander, switch off heat and mix well.

Step 6

Serve hot with steamed rice.

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