Shrimp Masala


Shrimp Masala

Shrimp thick gravy dish
Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Cuisine Tamil
Servings 1 people



  • Shell, devain and wash shimp in warm water.
  • Coarsely grind or pound Cloves, CInnamon and Cardamom.
  • Heat oil in a wide, yet not too shallow pan.
  • Add the coarsely ground mix.
  • Followed by garlic (stir for a min), then Onion (until it turns translucent).
  • Add tomatoes, turmeric powder and salt. When tomatoes are partially mashed, add chilly powder and corriander powder.
  • Keep stirring until the whole thing becomes kind of a pasty mix and oil begins to extract from sides.
  • Add shrimp and mix well.
  • Reduce flame and cover the pan to let shrimp cook. Do not add water as water will extract from shrimp.
  • Meanwhile grind coconut and fennel seeds to a fine paste with very little water.
  • When shrimp is 90% cooked add coconut / fennel paste and keep stirring until the masala, shrimp and coconut paste gets well blended.
  • Add more salt if necessary and when almost done, add black pepper powder.
  • Leave it on low flame with the lid open and stir maybe every 2 mins until all the water is evaporated and you have a thick gravy.
  • When done, add lemon extract and mix well.
  • Garnish with corriander leaves and serve hot.
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Response (1)
  1. K
    Kripa June 15, 2010

    Tried this recipe. Loved it.

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