Shrimp with Masala and Coconut

READY IN: 1hr 30mins
Recipe by Carianne

This was from Bon Apetit Sept 2001. Very very good. We adjusted the recipe to make it lower in fat. This makes a lot, but you'll want the leftovers!

Top Review by graffeetee

these flavors blend so well! the end result is more subtle than you might imagine with all the spices in it. i will definitely make this again, and perhaps add a bit more cayenne. i am going to have the leftovers for my lunch today. everyone is going to be jealous when they smell this!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. For the masala (this can be done a day ahead).
  2. Heat 2 T oil in large nonstick skillet over medium heat.
  3. Saute onions until golden (about 20 mins).
  4. Add garlic and dry spices, stir for 1 minute.
  5. Cool.
  6. Puree tomatoes and yogurt in food processor until almost smooth; add onions and puree until almost smooth.
  7. Season with salt and pepper.
  9. Heat 2 T oil in BIG deep skillet over medium heat.
  10. Add shrimp, saute 2 minutes.
  11. Stir in coconut milk, cilantro, green onions, lemon juice, and prepared masala.
  12. Simmer until shrimp are opaque in center (about 3 minutes).
  13. Season and serve over jasmine rice.

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