Sanoli's Kitchen: KOLAMBI BHAAT - KONKANI PRAWN RICE

Thursday, October 18, 2012

KOLAMBI BHAAT - KONKANI PRAWN RICE

Kolambi bhaat is an easy and simple recipe but tastes divine. When I was in Pune, I tasted this awesome rice recipe several times, not only very delightful but very flavourful too. The main flavour comes from prawns, coconut, mint leaves, coriander leaves and star anise definitely added a lovely aroma as well as appetizing and palatable.

Recipe source & acknowledgement: www.sanjeevkapoor.com


INGREDIENTS:
2 Cups Basmati Rice
42-45 nos medium sized Prawns (washed and cleaned)
2 medium sized Onions (finely chopped)
1&1/2 tbsps Lemon Juice
3/4 cup Shredded Coconut
3-4 Green Chillies
6-7 pods of Garlic
1&1/2" Ginger
1/2 cup Chopped Cilantro (coriander leaves)
12-15 nos. Mint Leaves
1 tsp Cumin seeds
3-4 Cloves
4-5 Cardamoms
1" Cinnamon
1 Star Anise
3 cups + 3 tbsps water
1 cup Coconut Milk
4 tbsps Oil
Salt to taste

METHOD:
Marinate prawns with little salt and lemon juice. Keep aside for 30 minutes.

Wash rice and soak it in enough water for 30 minutes, then drain water and keep rice aside.

Grind shredded coconut, green chillies, Garlic, ginger, mint leaves and cilantro with 3 tbsps water. Make a smooth paste. Set aside.

Heat oil in a deep frying pan. Add cumin seeds, cloves, cinnamon, cardamoms and star anise in it. Saute for 30-40 seconds, till nice aroma comes out. Add onions in it. Fry till onion turns into golden brown.

Now add marinated prawns in it. Saute for 2-3 minutes.

Add pounded paste in it. Mix nicely. Fry till spices leave oil from the side of the pan.

Add rice in it. Fold nicely, so that spices coat well on rice.

Now add 3 cups hot water, 1 cup coconut milk and salt in it. Mix Nicely.

When it starts boiling, lower the heat and cover and cook for exactly 15 minutes. Switch off the heat.

Serve hot with any spicy fish curry or chicken curry or just plain raita.

19 comments:

  1. Drooling!! This is my sis's favorite. Bet she would finish it all

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  2. Wow very interesting n very flavorful rice

    Event: Dish name starts with P

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  3. Inviting Recipe,luks too gud n tempting...

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  4. i do not eat prawns but i can try the green colored rice. looks so colorful and tempting

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  5. can't wait to try your tempting version now..
    Tasty Appetite

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  6. delicious prawn rice and love the green coconut paste :) yum... same pinch on the prawn recipe ;-)

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  7. Wow sounds and looks so delectable Sanoli :) Nice lovely color!!! Makes it more attractive :)
    Corn Methi Pulao / Sweet Corn Fenugreek Leaves Rice
    You Too Can Cook Indian Food

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  8. very good delicious recipe. good going.

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  9. Delicious and filling rice Sanoli. Yummy.

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  10. Can imagine the flavor,tempting rice.

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  11. delicious recipe... must have tasted amazing!!

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  12. Ohh this is so delicious.. I miss being at home to get fresh fish..mouthwatering

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  13. Super flavourful prawn rice, yummy..

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  14. That looks so nice..happy Durga Puja..

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  15. Wow, looks delicious! Will try it out! You can also check out my blog at http://www.rita-bose-cooking.com/.

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