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Shrimp Curry

 Published 2007-Nov-10   Updated 2022-Jan-18

- Submitted by Dahlia

(Erra Thokku, Prawns Gravy, Jhinga Curry)

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Shrimp curry is a simple Indian style gravy made with shrimp and Indian spices.

Recipe For Shrimp Curry


  • Shrimp - 1 lb (~ 1/2 Kg)(cleaned and deveined)
  • Cumin seeds - ¼ tsp
  • Mustard Seeds - ¼ tsp
  • Onions - 1 big(finely chopped)
  • Ginger garlic paste - 2tsp
  • Tomato - 2(finely chopped)
  • Chilly powder - 2 tsp 
  • Coriander powder - 2 tsp
  • Pepper powder - 1 tsp
  • Garam masala powder - ½ tsp
  • Salt - to taste
  • Oil - 2 tsp
  • Curry leaves - 5 
  • Coriander leaves - for garnish


  1. Heat oil in a deep sauce pan and splutter mustard seeds, cumin seeds and curry leaves. Saute the chopped onions and crushed ginger garlic, till they turn golden brown. 
  2. Now add chopped tomatoes along with turmeric powder, chilly powder, corrainder powder, pepper powder, cumin powder, garam masala and salt. Let this mixture cook till we get a nice masala. 
  3. Add shrimp and mix well to coat the masala. Add water as needed and let it simmer for few minutes.
  4. Switch off the stove once the shrimp takes a round shape and looks firm. Do not overcook as this might make the shrimp rubbery. Garnish with corrainder leaves.

Serving Suggestion

  • Serve the warm shrimp curry with plain white rice or chappathi as a gravy.

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Comments (4)

Person   ()
Hi there, your recipe looks delicious. By pepper powder do you mean kali mirchi?
Person   ()
Hi Salma, Yes pepper powder is kali mirch.
Person   ()
please include serving size
Person   ()
This will be perfect for 2 adults with some main dish like rice or chapatti.

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