Indian Shrimp Curry


This shrimp curry recipe is a subtle yet richly flavored curry that complements prawns perfectly. It tastes wonderful and is a very easy meal to prepare when you are in a hurry. Make sure to remove the shrimp tails before adding them to the skillet. Serve with rice.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
2 mins
Total Time:
37 mins


  • 2 tablespoons peanut oil

  • ½ sweet onion, minced

  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped

  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground turmeric

  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger

  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin

  • 1 teaspoon paprika

  • ½ teaspoon red chili powder

  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can chopped tomatoes

  • 1 (14 ounce) can coconut milk

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 pound cooked and peeled shrimp

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro


  1. Heat peanut oil in a large skillet over medium heat; cook and stir onion in hot oil until translucent, about 5 minutes. Remove the skillet from heat and allow to cool slightly, about 2 minutes.

  2. Add garlic, turmeric, ginger, cumin, paprika, and chile powder to onion in the skillet; stir over low heat to bloom spices, about 30 seconds. Stir in tomatoes, coconut milk, and salt. Bring to a boil for 1 minute, then reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes.

  3. Stir in shrimp and cilantro; simmer until shrimp turns opaque, about 1 minute.


Use Indian-style chile powder or ground red chiles, not the Mexican spice blend.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

416 Calories
32g Fat
11g Carbs
23g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 416
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 32g 41%
Saturated Fat 21g 103%
Cholesterol 146mg 49%
Sodium 930mg 40%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 23g
Vitamin C 14mg 68%
Calcium 119mg 9%
Iron 9mg 49%
Potassium 617mg 13%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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