Shrimp in Coconut Gravy

Shrimp In Coconut Gravy
When we first came to USA we were in Owasso Ok and we celebrated my son's 4th birthday with all my hubby's colleague. One of his colleague wife Tintu -one of close friend prepare these very spicy Shrimp Curry for my son's birthday. It happens to be her grandma's recipe. I wanted to prepare them for a very long time but wasn't able to. I happened to be very free one Sunday and thought of preparing Tintu's recipe. The taste was exactly the same. The taste to this particular dish is the coconut gravy and nearly took me 1 hours to get the right color.A hearty thanks to my friend Tintu for share her grandma's recipe with me.Everyone should try them at home.

Serving Size:5

For the coconut Gravy
1 cup freshly grated coconut or coconut powder
1tbsp hot chilli powder
1tbsp coriander powder
3tbsp coconut oil

First dry roast the coconut powder until it turns light brown in color. Then add 3tbsp of coconut oil.coriander and chili powder. Saute till it resembles a very dark color as shown below. Let it cool off and grind to a very smooth paste in a coffee grinder without adding any water. It will take a long time for the coconut to release it's oil. Keep aside.

1lb shrimps
1 red onion chopped
1tsp turmeric powder
2tbsp ginger garlic paste
2 green chillies chopped finely
curry leaves
3 Kerala puli
1/4 cup tamarind juice
2 dried chillis
1tsp mustard seeds
1tsp sugar
salt to taste

Preparation Methods:
Pressure cook the shrimp with the a 1/2tsp turmeric powder,salt and Kerala puli for one whistle only or else the shrimp will become too tough-keep aside. Heat a non stick wok with 2tbsp coconut oil. Once heat add the mustard to splutter followed by the curry leaves.dried chillie,green chillie,ginger garlic paste and chopped onions. When the onions become tender add the coconut paste. Saute til the oil separates and add in the pressure cooked shrimp mixture and tamarind juice..Bring to a boil and saute till the gravy thickens.Adjust the level salt and add more chillies powder if needed. Remove and transfer to serving platter garnished with chopped coriander leaves.


Wow thats wonderful spread everything looks awesome.
Sanghi said…
Wow.. yum yumm.. Check my world food treat blog for dubai palm jumeriah tour..
Priya Suresh said…
This shrimp curry looks great Sara...Will definitely try this, nice version of shrimp coconut gravy..thanks for sharing..Thats so sad to know u cant celebrate deepavali this year, anyhow join with me virtually..