Simple Prawns Curry | Kolambi Bhujne

A very simple prawns curry preparation coming from the kitchens of the pathare prabhu community. Kolambi Bhujne is an example of a dish being delicious as well as very simple at the same time



Prep Time

5 mins

Cooking Time

10 mins

Good For

lunch / dinner

Simple Prawns Curry or Kolambi Che Bhujne - A curry that anyone can cook within minutes

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This simple prawns curry or Kolambi Che Bhujne is the final video of the Learn To Cook - Basics series. This dish requires no complex cooking techniques or requires a lot of time to cook, but that doesn't compromise the taste of this dish. Kolambi cha Bhujne is a non vegetarian variety of the same Batatya cha Bhujna which hails from the Pathare Prabhu community of Mumbai.

The specialty of this curry is it doesn’t require any complex cooking techniques nor doe it require more tom & requires only few ingredients which we have seen in this series.

Bhujne can be made vegetarian using potato as seen in the earlier post, or it can be made using non veg ingredients like this prawns or fish. This curry goes very well with dal and rice, we have already seen how to make dal rice, now let’s make a sabzi and finish off the meal.

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A very simple prawns curry preparation coming from the kitchens of the pathare prabhu community. Kolambi Bhujne is an example of a dish being delicious as well as very simple at the same time
sweet and sour prawns curry


  • 250gms of peeled & deveined prawns
  • 1 onion, rougly chopped
  • fresh coriander, roughly chopped
  • 1 tsp garlic paste
  • Spices
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
  • salt to taste
  • cooking oil
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    Step 1 - adding Ingredients

  • take a pan, add 3 tbsp oil
  • add the onion & chopped coriander
  • do not place the pan on gas
  • crush & mix them very well with your hand
  • add oil & garlic paste
  • add red chilli powder Turmeric powder
  • add salt to taste
  • Step 2 - mixing ingredients

  • crush & mix all the ingredients with your hand
  • once all ingredients are mixed add the prawns
  • add more 1 tbsp oil. this dish requires more oil
  • mix all the prawns with the spices and make sure all the prawns are mixed well from all the sides in the spices
  • Step 3 - Cooking the Bhujne

  • Place the pan on the gas & cook on medium to high gas setting
  • unlike th epotato bhujne, prawns will cook faster, we have to makse sure that the prawns are not overcooked, else they will become chewey. this is a tendency of all the shell fishs.
  • add little bit of water and cover the pan. Just add enough so that the base of the prawns are covered in water
  • Step 4

  • after about 3-4 mins after boiling the currey, just open the pan and give it a shake.
  • Check if the prawns are cooked by trying to cut through a pranws against side of the pan with a spoon. if the prwans can be cut through with minimal effort with a very gentle crunch feeling, the prawns are cook perfectly
  • If they are remove the pan from the gas and garnish with some more coriander (optional)
  • Kolambi cha Bhujne is ready to ENJOY
  • Extra Tips

  • add more garlic paste to curb the prawns smell
  • If you don’t like coriander, you can ignore it, it will change the taste and colour of the final dish, just squeeze some fresh lemon juice and you can enjoy the new taste of the dish
  • Commonly aksed Questions

    What goes well with this recipe?

    It goes very well with dal rice or chapati or even bread.

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    Hi I am Akshay

    I am a Software Engineer by profession but a foodie at heart. I am in love with food! I enjoy the explosion of flavours on my taste buds and am always ready to try different cuisines. One of my fondest memories as a child is sitting on the kitchen counter, watching my mother cook. But as I travelled for work, I missed the tastes of home.
    And that was the birth of Simply Simple Cooking YouTube Channel & later this blog.

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