• Prep Time: 10 MINS
  • Cooking Time: 20 MINS
  • Serves: 4

Spicy Shrimp Masala

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 Ingredients List

  • 1/4 cup oil (yes, 1/4 cup!)
  • 3 roma tomatoes, diced
  • 1 tablespoon garlic paste
  • 2 tablespoon grated ginger
  • 1 jalapeno, seeded and minced
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon EACH: coriander powder, turmeric powder, AND red pepper flakes*
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 16 ounces shrimp, peeled and deveined*
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon fenugreek leaves, crushed between fingers
  • 1/2 teaspoon garam masala
  • 2 teaspoons chaat masala*
  • chopped cilantro, cooked basmati rice or naan, for serving


MAKE THE MASALA: Heat the oil over a large sauté over medium-high heat. Carefully add the tomatoes, so the oil doesn’t splatter. Stir the tomatoes around and allow them to cook for several minutes until they cook down into a thick paste, about 8-10 minutes. Add the garlic paste, ginger paste, and jalapenos and let cook for 1 minute or until nice and fragrant. Add the seasonings: coriander, turmeric, red pepper flakes, and cumin. Stir the masala and add the water so it doesn’t burn.

COOK THE SHRIMP: Allow the water to dry up, about 5 minutes and add the shrimp. Let cook for 2-3 minutes stirring so the shrimp are coated with the tomato masala. Season with 1/2 teaspoon salt, fenugreek leaves, garam masala, chaat masala, turn the stove off and add the lemon juice. Stir the shrimp masala and decorate with chopped cilantro. Serve warm with basmati rice or naan!

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