Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Shrimp Varattiyathu

  1. Medium large shrimp - about 25 pieces
  2. Onion - 2 medium sliced thin
  3. Garlic - 3 cloves
  4. Tomato - 2 medium chopped
  5. Curry leaves - 2 springs
  6. Kashmiri chilly powder - 3 tbsp (if using the spicy kind use 1.5 tbsp)
  7. coriander powder - 2 tsp
  8. turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
  9. pepper powder - 1/2 tsp
  10. vinegar - 1 tsp
  11. salt - to taste
  12. ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp
  13. Oil - 4 tbsp

Make a paste of 2 tbsp chilly powder, 1/4 tsp turmeric powder,pepper powder, vinegar and salt to taste and apply on the shrimp and keep aside for 30 minutes.
Heat oil in a pan and add the curry leaves and add the shrimp and shallow fry until slightly browned.
Remove shrimp from pan and keep aside.
Into the same pan add the ginger garlic paste and sliced onions,garlic cloves and salt to taste and saute until the onions are soft.
Add in the 1 tbsp chilly powder,corriander powder,1/4 tsp turmeric powder and saute until the masala is cooked.
Add in chopped tomatoes and saute until the tomatoes are broken down and oil starts to separate.
Add in the fried shrimp and mix well.
Stirfry for another 2 minutes and turn the flame off.
Garnish with fresh cury leaves.


  1. hmm luks delicious and spicy.. nice and thick gravy with red color... very tempting clicks

  2. Slurppp!!mouthwatering dish..

  3. Spicy and tasty shrimp varattiyathu..Love it..


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