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Shrimp-Coconut masala
The shrimp coconut masala is nothing less than a heavenly dish. In this dish the shrimps are delicately cooked in little onions and coconut masala. The shrimp coconut masala is a dry fry curry with not much gravy and each shrimp nicely coated with the masala flavor of coconut. The secret of this recipe is the delicate cooking and the mild flavors of the onions, coconut, green chillies and spices to make it a scrumptious curry.
 This recipe a lightly pan fried dish with less fat and is nutritious too. Sometimes the simplest of recipe with mild flavor make a wonderful dish. The shrimp coconut masala is one such recipe that has the serenity of the natural fresh shrimp. This dish is an exotic dish best served as an appetizer or snack or even as a side dish with rice.
 A great combination of flavors here! This tasty shrimp dish flavored with garlic and ginger is not only low-fat, but also low in calories. The masala spiced with curry leaves and fresh pepper powder. The shrimp coconut masala fry is a spicy dish, but feel free to reduce the spiciness to suit your own personal tastes. To prepare this luscious shrimp coconut masala fry, clean the shrimp (remove the tail, head and devein). Chop onion and green chillies finely. Heat a wide open non stick pan. When hot, add mustard seeds. When Mustard seed splutters add cumin seeds & red chillies. Fry for 10 sec. Add chopped onion, coconut powder and saute well .
Add green chillies, salt, curry leaves saute well on medium flame. Add ginger garlic paste, turmeric powder, coriander powder, yogurt, red chili powder. Mix well till the mixture dries and oil separates. Drain the water thoroughly from the shrimps & add the shrimp to the masala. Mix well & cook slowly till the water from shrimp has been evaporated and the mixture is dried.
 Sprinkle some pepper powder and Garnish it with chopped coriander leaves & lemon juice. Do not add water as the water from shrimps is enough to cook the dish. Do not add much onions or coconut powder as this is a very delicately cooked shrimp curry where the shrimps just need to be coated well with the subtle masalas. This simple and delectable seafood homemade Shrimp coconut masala fry really brings out the flavors nicely and keeps the shrimps tasty and juicy. This dish brings a great southern flair and the shrimp are cooked to perfection. Prawn is an all time favorite sea food, highly nutritious and tasty in nature.
 So do try this recipe out and make this one of the delicacies at your home. View the making of this recipe at:
In this shrimp coconut masala fry, I have opted using light coconut powder. The light version has half the calories and you don’t lose any of the rich coconut flavor. Fresh onions and curry leaves  replaces traditional Indian flavors a fresh medley of ingredients with garlic, ginger, green chili peppers, and cilantro spices round up the dish and create the spicy complexity that the dish is popularly known for.
Yum amazing and delectable! Next to fish, shrimp is the believed to be the most popular seafood which is low in calories and saturated fat. This makes it a healthier alternative to other milk proteins. Shrimp comes in a varied range of size and colors, such as pink, gray, brown and yellowish. However, after the shrimps are cooked, their flesh becomes opaque and orange in color.
 Shrimp is available throughout the year, fresh and frozen. The nutrient density of this seafood is very high and it is loaded with a variety of vitamins and minerals. Shrimps are also an excellent source of low-fat and low-cal protein and are abundant in Vitamin D and good source of Vitamin B12. Shrimp is loaded with Omega-3 fatty acids has anti-inflammatory properties.

Shrimp-Coconut masala:

Author : tamrapa...

Published On : Apr 13, 2008

Preparation Time: 10min

Recipe Type : NonVeg-Main

Cooking Time : 20 min

Standing Time : 20

Yield : 4 (4 servings)

Ingredient : Shrimp

4.0 Stars based on 68 Reviews

Ingredient NameUnitQuantity
Coconut powder tbsp 1&1/2
Coriander powder tbsp 1&1/2
Cumin seeds tsp 1
Curd/Yoghurt tsp 1
Curry leaves(chopped) 0 few
Ginger garlic paste tbsp 1&1/2
Green Chillies(chopped) 0 few
Mustard seeds tsp 1
Oil to fry  
Onion cup 1/2
Pepper powder pinch  
Red Chilli powder tsp 1/2
Red chilli(Whole) 0 few
Shrimp/Prawn lbs 2
Turmeric Powder tsp 1/4


Directions | How to make Shrimp-Coconut Masala

1. Put oil in a wide open non stick pan.Add red chillies & mustard seeds to it till they crackle.Add cumin seeds ,chopped onion & coconut powder .Saute well . [Note:-Avoid frying onions till they are golden brown] 2. Add green chillies,salt,curry leaves & saute well on medium flame.Add ginger garlic paste ,turmeric powder,coriander powder,curd,red chilli powder & mix well till the mixture dries. 3. Strain excess water & add shrimp to the masala prepared .Mix well & cook slowly till the water from shrimp has oozed out & mixture has dried. 4.Sprinkle pepper powder as seasoning . 5.Garnish it with chopped coriander leaves & lemon juice.


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