Sunday, December 30, 2012

Spicy Pepper Shrimp

Spicy Pepper Shrimp with steamed rice

Here I am sharing with you a quick and easy recipe for making a shrimp dish. I am a huge fan of shrimp/prawns and prefer that to a meat dish any time, any day. Preparing shrimp dish is very easy and, in this dish, I am using cooked shrimp (shrimps are smaller in size when compared to prawns) which reduces the cleaning and preparation time. Hence, you have a quick and yummy dish ready in a matter of minutes.


Cooked shrimp 1 lb
Red onions - 3 medium sized
Green chillies - 3-4
Tomatoes - 4
Garlic - 3-4 cloves
Ginger - 1" piece
Pepper powder- 1/2-1 tbsp
Turmeric powder
Coconut oil - 1-2tbsp
Coriander leaves - 5-6 sprigs chopped 


Mustard seeds - 1-2 tsp
Dried Red chillies - 3-4
Curry leaves - 1 sprig
Vegetable oil - 2-3 tbsp


1.Cut the onions,tomatoes, and chillies into thin slices. Chop the coriander leaves. Peal the ginger and garlic cloves and pulse them in a blender.

2.Heat 2-3 tbsp of vegetable oil in a wok. Once the oil is hot, add the mustard seeds and  wait for it to splutter. Now add the dried red chillies and curry leaves.

3.Add the julienned onions and green chillies. Saute them till the onions have become translucent. Add the pulsed garlic and ginger, pepper powder, turmeric powder, and salt. Add the tomatoes to this and mix well. Allow this masala to cook with the lid on for few minutes.

4.Taste the masala to check the salt and the spice. Feel free to add more pepper powder towards the end according to your spice level.

5.Now add the cooked shrimp to this masala and let it cook for a couple of minutes with the lid on. Then remove the lid and saute it until it is gets incorporated well with the masala. Add the chopped coriander leaves and the coconut oil before turning off the heat.

6. Enjoy this spicy pepper shrimp dish with some steamed rice.