Stir-Fried Shrimp in Aromatic Tomato Cream Sauce

READY IN: 20mins




  • Make the sauce:.
  • Put the tomato paste in a bowl. Add the salt, sugar, garam masala, cumin, cayenne, cilantro, green chili, lemon juice, (if using dried curry leaves, add them at this point - fresh go in with the stir fry), and 1 T water.
  • Mix well. Slowly add the coconut milk or cream, mixing as you go. Set aside.
  • The sauce can be made ahead and refrigerated for several hours.
  • Stir-fry:.
  • Put oil in wok or skillet and set over medium high heat. When oil is hot, put in the mustard seeds. As soon as they begin to pop - a few seconds - put in the garlic and fresh curry leaves, if using.
  • Stir till garlic turns medium brown and put in the shrimp.
  • stir till the shrimp turns opaque most of the way through.
  • Add the sauce, turn the heat to medium and heat sauce through till it begins to simmer. The shrimp should be completely opaque and cooked thorugh. Turn off heat.