Sweet and Sour Prawns Curry | Kolambi che Aatle

The tanginess of tamarind mixes with the sweetness of sugar to make this mouth-watering delicacy. It hails from the ancient kitchens of the Pathare Prabhu community of India’s Mumbai region.

Servings

4

Prep Time

10 mins

Cooking Time

15 mins

Good For

lunch / dinner

Sweet and Sour Prawns Curry or Kolambi che Aatle

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This prawns curry or jhinga curry is one of the many specialities from the cookbook of the Pathare Prabhu recipes. This curry is a combination of spices with tanginess of tamarind and the sweetness of sugar. Its a water based curry which makes it easy to digest can be enjoued with garam garm chapati, or roti or some steaming hot rice.

About this Recipie

The tanginess of tamarind mixes with the sweetness of sugar to make this mouth-watering delicacy. It hails from the ancient kitchens of the Pathare Prabhu community of India’s Mumbai region.
sweet and sour prawns curry

Ingredients

  • 400 gm medium-sized prawns, peeled and deveined
  • 2 medium-sized onions, finely chopped
  • 1 ½ tsp ginger garlic paste
  • some tamarind, soaked in warm water
  • coriander, finely chopped
  • pinch of asafoetida, or hing
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp parbhi sambar. This is the special masala of the Pathare Prabhus. If you don’t have this masala, you may use Indian garam masala instead. Every spoon of Parbi Sambar, replace with 3/4th tsp garam masala and 1/4 tsp dhana jeera powder or cumin coriander powder
  • 1 to 1/2 tsp sugar
  • salt to taste
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    Directions

    Step 1

  • Heat 2 tbsp oil in a pan
  • add chopped onions
  • add ½ tsp turmeric powder
  • add 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • add 1 tsp parbi sambar
  • ½ tsp sugar & mix well
  • Step 2

  • add ginger garlic paste and mix again
  • add prawns
  • add a little bit of water & shake gently
  • Step 3

  • cook for 2-3 mins
  • add the tamarind pulp and let it cook for another 1 min
  • add the salt & it’s done!
  • Tip

    Shake the pan slightly or stir the prawns gently so they don’t break. Using a rubber spatula will also helps.

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