Masala shrimp tadka fry

As I have already mentioned in my earlier posts we are core non-vegetarians and prefer fish over any other non-veg item.

A rava (semolina coated) masala(spice marinated) fried fish, a traditional fish curry or a dry dish of fish are the common items of our daily menu. One does get bored at times with the monotonous way of leaving. So to break the monotony I decided to try a regular dry dish of shrimps in an irregular or different way.


Recipe :

Ingredients :

  • 1 cup cleaned, deveined medium-sized shrimps (you can even cut big shrimps to small pieces)
  • 1/2 onion, sliced
  • 5 green chillies, slit
  • 8-10 curry leaves
  • salt as per taste
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 3 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp black pepper powder
  • 1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
  • 3 tbsp oil

Method :

  1. Marinate the shrimp with turmeric powder, garam masala, red chilli powder, coriander powder, black pepper powder, ginger garlic paste and salt. Allow them to rest for around 30 mins.
  2. In a non-stick sauce pan, heat a tbsp of oil. Add to this the marinated shrimp.
  3. Just stir once and then allow them to cook in their own water. For this, cover the sauce pan with a plate and pour a little water on the plate.
  4. Once the water is almost evaporated you will realize the shrimp have been cooked. Open and check the shrimp. In case, you want them to cook more, add some more water on the plate and cook them more covered.
  5. Once they are cooked, remove them on a separately bowl.
  6. In the same pan, add remaining oil. Once hot, add the slit chillies, and curry leaves.
  7. Once they flutter, add the onion and a little salt.
  8. Saute till the onion is soft and translucent.
  9. To this add the cooked shrimp and mix well.
  10. Serve hot with rice or roti.


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