Medium-large shrimp cooked in a rich blend of spices and pureed red onions in a skillet...ready to be served with Indian breads and saffron rice. Garnish with lime, sliced red onions, and cilantro. Can sprinkle a few drops of lime juice to give it a kick.


Recipe Summary

20 mins
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4 servings


Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Puree red onion in a blender or food processor.

  • Season shrimp with about 1/2 of the turmeric and salt.

  • Heat a skillet over medium heat. Add shrimp, the remaining turmeric, and water. Season with salt; simmer until water evaporates, 6 to 8 minutes.

  • Heat oil and butter in a separate skillet over medium heat. Add pureed onions, jalapenos, ginger-garlic paste, cayenne pepper, coriander, cumin, and black pepper. Cook and stir until golden brown, about 7 minutes.

  • Combine cinnamon stick, poppy seeds, coconut milk powder, cardamom, cloves, star anise, nutmeg, oregano, and rosemary in a separate saucepan over medium heat. Cook, stirring frequently, until masala is aromatic, 5 to 7 minutes.

  • Pour masala into the onion-jalapeno mixture; cook, covered, over medium heat until flavors blend, about 7 minutes. Add shrimp, lime juice, vinegar, soy sauce, and red food coloring; cook and stir until flavors are absorbed, about 5 minutes more.

Editor's Note:

We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. Amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts

335 calories; protein 20.8g; carbohydrates 11.9g; fat 21g; cholesterol 180.2mg; sodium 663.5mg. Full Nutrition