30 minute Indian shrimp curry recipe: when you need some spice in your life | Seafood

30-Minute Indian Shrimp Curry Recipe: When You Need Some Spice in Your Life

Never made curry before? This is the curry recipe for you! It is a subtle curry dish that goes perfectly with shrimp. My favorite part is how customizable it is.

Do you want more herbs? Double the amount of spices in the recipe. Need even more heat? Add additional spices from the suggested spice list! To increase the spice level, you can add red curry paste, ground red pepper flakes, ground coriander, garam masala, cayenne pepper or Thai chilies.

This shrimp curry recipe is easy to prepare and great for anyone who has never tried curry. Yes, the children too! Serve this easy curry recipe over rice and you have a complete dinner.

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Cuisine: Indian

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 15 minutes
Total time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 sweet onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • dash of curry powder (or more to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger or grated fresh ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chili powder (Indian chili powder or ground cayenne pepper)
  • 1 can (14.5 ounces) diced tomatoes (drained if you want a thicker sauce)
  • 1 can (14 ounces) coconut milk
  • 1 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • 1 pound cooked and peeled shrimp (remove tails)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh coriander
  • lime wedges, to serve

This is how you make it:

  1. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Saute the onion in the oil until translucent, about 5 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat and let it cool slightly for about 2 minutes.
  2. Add the garlic, curry, ginger, cumin, turmeric, paprika and chili powder (or red peppers) to the onion and stir over low heat. Pour the tomatoes and coconut milk into the pan. Season with salt. Taste and add more salt if necessary. Cook the mixture, stirring occasionally, for about 10 minutes.
  3. Stir the shrimp, fresh coriander and dried coriander into the sauce mixture and cook for about 1 more minute. Do not overcook the shrimp. Serve over rice.

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