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From the NY Times, great even if you leave out the shrimp. I spent a couple of months in Goa mostly eating curried goat and shrimp. this is far better here.


  • 1 1/3pounds large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • Kosher salt
  • Ground black pepper
  • 1/8teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4cup canola oil
  • 4 dried red chilies
  • 1 3-inch piece ginger, peeled and minced
  • 1 medium red onion, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled and chopped
  • 2 teaspoons ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 3 cups canned chopped tomatoes, with juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1 1/2 cups coconut milk
  • 1 cup chopped fresh cilantro


  • 1. Place shrimp in a gallon-size resealable plastic bag, and add 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, 1/8 teaspoon black pepper and cayenne. Mix well and refrigerate.
  • 2. In a deep skillet or sauté pan over medium-high heat, combine oil and chilies and stir 1 to 2 minutes. Add 1/4 teaspoon black pepper and cook for 1 minute longer. Add ginger, onion, 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon kosher salt and sauté until onion is soft and translucent, 5 to 8 minutes. Add garlic, ground coriander and turmeric and sauté until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  • 3. Reduce heat to medium-low and add tomatoes. Stir, scraping sides and bottom of pot, for 1 minute. Increase heat to medium-high and simmer for 5 minutes, stirring often.
  • 4. Stir in curry powder and cook for 1 minute. Add coconut milk, bring to a boil, and add shrimp. Bring to a simmer and cook until shrimp are opaque, 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in cilantro. If desired, serve with rice.
  • Yield: 3 to 4 servings.

Categories: Dinner  Main Dish  Misc. One Dish  Seafood  Spicy 

Author Credit: Suvir Saran & Hemant Mathur, Devi

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