Friday, June 8, 2012

spicy shrimp curry

onion- 1 large
ginger- 2inch
garlic- 6 to 7 cloves
green chilies - 4
tomato puree - 1 can
curry leaves - few
oil-1/2 tbs
turmeric powder- 1/2 tsp
coriander powder - 1 tbsp
chili powder- 1 tsp
pepper powder -1/2 tsp
shrimp- 1 pound


  • Thinly slice the onions and slit the green chilies . 
  • heat a pan and add oil,add mustard seeds if desired, let splutter and add curry leaves 
  • add the onions,add a little salt,saute until brown.
  • meanwhile crush the ginger and garlic and prepare a fresh paste ,add this to the browned onions and turn the flame low.cook until the raw smell goes away
  • add turmeric, coriander powder and the red chili powder ,add some water if the mixture sticks to the pan.
  • add the tomato paste and a little water(about 1/4 cup),cook for two minutes
  • add the shrimp ,add salt and pepper,mix well
  • let this simmer for next 20 minutes on low flame
  • adjust salt .serve with steaming rice 
Note :The shrimp used in this recipe were precooked .adjust the timing according to the type of shrimp being used

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