To begin making the Kolambi Bhaath, In a heavy bottom wok/kadhai, heat oil and add hing to it till it sizzles.
Next, add jeera and sauté till golden brown. Add all the dry masalas including cloves, cardamom, cinnamon and bay leaves. Fry till they are fragrant.
Add onion, curry leaves, garlic and ginger and sauté further till the onions turn translucent.
Add tomatoes and fry till they are mushy and oil separates.
Add turmeric powder, chilli powder and then add the prawns.
Fry for about 3 to 4 minutes till the prawns are cooked.
Mix it with boiled rice delicately. Serve hot garnished with fresh coriander leaves.
Serve Kolambi Bhaath with Burani Raita, Tomato Onion Cucumber Raita or any other Raita of your choice for a perfect weekday lunch or dinner.