Kolambi Bhaat: An authentic shrimp rice recipe for seafood lovers


Think of Maharashtrian cuisine and your mind will automatically begin to wander through a plethora of savory delights resulting from the state’s incredibly diverse culinary offerings. From the ever-popular vada pav and misal pav to various chicken curries and seafood recipes like bombil fry and more, this kitchen has a wide variety of delights for both vegetarians and non-vegetarians. However, the above recipes are very popular and ubiquitous in Maharashtra. Aside from these typical dishes, this state has so much to offer. One of them is the very amazing Kolambi Bhaat.

As the name suggests, “Kolambi” means shrimp, while “Bhaat” means rice. This recipe features shrimp and rice along with a variety of spices. Similar to shrimp pulao, the masala base here is made with powdered spices and goda masala, a blend of cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, bay leaves, cassia, and coconut, all roasted for a nutty and light brown finish. Wondering how to do it? Click here.

Kolambi Bhaat Recipe: How To Make Kolambi Bhaat

Trust us or not, if you’re a seafood lover, you have to try this recipe! We are sure this recipe will get you hooked. To start the recipe, take a bowl, add the shrimp along with the turmeric powder and a pinch of salt.

In a small saucepan, add the basmati rice along with the water. Bring to a boil and simmer for 15-20 minutes until all the water has dried. Now add the garlic and ginger to a blender along with a splash of water and puree into a fine, thick paste.

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Now that you know everything, it’s time for you to try this recipe at home and let us know how you liked it in the comments section below. Have fun cooking!


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