Green Masala Shrimp

Green Masala Shrimp Dish

Hello everyone, hope you all are having a splendid day. In today’s post I thought I’ll share a quick and simple recipe for shrimp. If you don’t like shrimp or are allergic, you can substitute it with any other protein. It will still be delicious! I came up with this recipe when I wanted a quick lunch and didn’t feel like making a full blown curry.

Sometimes the idea of chopping, sautéing, roasting and perfecting a dish is exhausting. Shrimp is one of those great proteins that cook quickly.  If you want to prepare this ahead of time, you can marinate it and set aside for 10-12hrs. Longer than that is not optimal, as the garlic and onions in the mix may break down the shrimp and give it a mushy texture. I did that once, I let it marinate for little over a day, and it was creamy!! A complete fail!

chopped ingredients for shrimp

This is the prepped spices and ingredients. I rough chopped the onions, ginger, garlic and chilies, pureed it in the food processor and then added the spices.

masala marinated shrimp

Above is a picture of the shrimp marinated in the green masala. Doesn’t it look lovely? I’m salivating just looking at the picture. Get in my belly! 😉

This dish will go great with roasted potatoes, naan, roti or rice.  Steamed or lightly sautéed veggies would also work, if you want a low carb option.  I personally love sautéed baby broccoli with some garlic.  You just can’t go wrong!  Try it out and let me know what you think.

Green Masala Shrimp
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Serves: 2-3
  • 1lb- raw shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 10-crushed garlic cloves
  • 1-medium onion roughly chopped
  • 1inch- ginger chopped
  • 2-3 thai chilies sliced
  • 2- springs of curry leaves
  • 3tbsp- chopped cilantro
  • 1tsp- turmeric powder
  • ½ tsp- chaat masala
  • 1 tsp- fenugreek powder
  • ½ tsp- ground cardamom powder
  • 1 tsp- chili powder
  • 1 tbsp- coriander powder
  • ½ tbsp.- garam masala
  1. Take the garlic, ginger, onions, chilies and curry leaves and grind them into a paste in a blender or a food processer.
  2. Add the dry spices of turmeric, chaat masala, fenugreek, ground caradamom, chilin powder, coriander, and garam powders to the paste. Combine well. Add salt and pepper to your desire.
  3. Add the final paste of fresh ingredients and dry spices on the shrimp. Massage it till all the shrimp is well coated.
  4. Allow the shrimp to marinate for 1-2hrs so the flavors seep in.
  5. Heat a skillet to medium high, sear the shrimp in small batches 3 minutes the first side and 2 minutes the second side to achieve the best consistency.
  6. Enjoy!

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