Kolambi Bhujne

The final video of the Learn To Cook - Basics series Kolambi Che Bhujne or Simple Prawns curry. 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. It goes very well with dal rice or chapati or even bread.


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 any complex cooking techniques nor doe it require more tom & requires only few ingredients which we have seen in this series. 

Indian cooking that goes easy on the pocket 

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.

So Lets check how we to cook this Non Vegetarian Pathare Prabhu Style Prawns Curry!

Read my notes below or watch the video

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Prepartion Time: 10 mins Cooking Time: 10 mins
Ingredients: Method:
  • 250gms of peeled & deveined prawns
  • 1 onion, rougly chopped
  • fresh coriander, roughly chopped
  • 1 tsp garlic paste


  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
  • salt to taste
  • cooking oil

Prepare & mix 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
  • 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
  • Cook 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
  • 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

Best enjoyed with 

Dal & Rice


  • 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





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