Shrimp Curry (South Indian Style)

May 26, 2011
1 Ratings
  • Serves 4
Author Notes

This recipe is one variation to Indian Shrimp Curry. As there are many languages in India, there are different styles of cooking. This recipe was handed down to me from my Aunt and I have modified it to add my twist to it. It is simple and easy to make as long as you have the right ingredients, which could be found in most Indian grocery stores or specialty grocery stores. —Instructor Mat

What You'll Need
  • 1 1/2 pounds Large Shrimp
  • 2 Onions (chopped fine)
  • 2 teaspoons Ginger-Garlic Paste
  • 2 teaspoons Chilli Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Coridander Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Turmeric Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Garam Masala
  • 16 ounces Veg Broth
  • 8 ounces Coconut Milk
  • 4 tablespoons Oil
  • 1 pinch Salt
  1. Heat oil in pan, add onions and fry until light brown
  2. Add ginger-garlic paste and saute for 5-6 minutes
  3. Add chilli powder, coriander, turmeric, garam masala and fry for 2 minutes (Chilli powder can be adjusted to preference)
  4. Add Veg broth and bring it to a boil
  5. Add Shrimp and cook on low heat for 2-3 minutes (until it turns pink and looks firm)
  6. While heat is low, slowly add coconut milk in. You could also add some tomato paste in to reduce the heat from the chilli. Serve with rice or traditional Indian breads.

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3 Reviews

Lori M. January 8, 2022
Very spicy, and very good.
Foodhang May 26, 2011
This is great! It looks so easy and quick to make. Now I'm starving!
Instructor M. May 26, 2011
If you want to see the video on this, I uploaded it to Youtube, please note I was trying to be funny with the intro. Hope you enjoy it!: