Shrimp coconut curry

This is a very tasty shrimp curry made with coconut, shallots, tomato and spices.


  • Medium size shrimp ———————— 350 g
  • Shallots ——————————————— 15 (diced)
  • Tomato ———————————————- 2 (diced)
  • Green chilies ————————————- 2
  • Garlic clove —————————————- 3
  • Grated coconut ——————————— 1/2 cup
  • Cumin seeds ————————————- 1 tsp
  • Tamarind ——————————————- Small lemon size
  • Chili powder ————————————– 1 tsp
  • Coriander powder —————————– 11/2 tsp
  • Turmeric powder ——————————- 1/2 tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • For seasoning
    • Mustard seeds —————————– 1/2 tsp
    • Fenugreek seeds ————————- 1/2 tsp
    • Curry leaf ————————————- 1 spring
    • Cooking oil ———————————– 1 tbsp

How to make

  • Clean and wash the shrimps
  • Soak the tamarind in warm water
  • Make a paste from 2 table spoons of grated coconut and cumin seeds using a mixer/blender
  • From the remaining grated coconut, make 1/4 cup coconut milk
  • Take a wide pot and add shrimp, diced shallots, diced tomatoes, coconut paste and the spice powders
  • Add the tamarind water, salt and 1 1/2 cups of water into it and mix them well
  • In medium heat cook the shrimp curry for about 30 minutes
  • Now add the coconut milk and mix it well
  • Cook it for one more minute and switch off the stove
  • Now let’s do the seasoning…
  • In a small pan add the oil and keep in medium heat
  • Once the oil is hot, add the mustard seeds
  • Once the mustard seeds crackle, add the fenugreek seeds and curry leaves
  • Pour this into the shrimp coconut curry
  • Now it should be ready to serve
  • Serve it with rice

Published by Aji

I am from south India, but currently live in Minnesota with my husband, two daughters, and pet cat. I can't wait to share my cooking recipes, knitting projects, and garden photos with all of you!

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