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Shrimp Gravy With Tomatoes

This is a simple shrimp gravy that I tried couple of months ago. My parents were here at that time and they used to take care of cooking, baby and everything else around home. I wanted to give some rest to them and so decided to cook something. This is what I came up with. This is inspired by my aayi’s sungta ambat. I wanted to give a slight different taste to it, so I used a paste of onion and tomato.

1/2 lb shrimp
1 cup onion (for paste) + 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
1 cup tomato
5-6 curry leaves
4 cloves
1″ cinnamon
1 tbl spn chopped ginger
1 tbl spn chopped garlic
2 tbl spn fresh/frozen coconut
4 red chillies
1 tea spn coriander seeds
3 green chillies
A pinch turmeric

Heat oil and add coriander seeds. When they are fried, add onion, ginger, garlic, green chillies, cinnamon, cloves and fry till the onions turn translucent. Add red chillies, coconut, tomatoes, salt and cook till tomatoes turn mushy. Grind to a paste.
Heat oil and add curry leaves and onion. Fry till the onions are translucent. Add shrimp, turmeric and fry for 2-3mins. Pour in the ground masala, add enough water to bring it to gravy consistency and cook till the gravy starts boiling.

Serves : 3-4
Preparation time : 30mins


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{ 13 comments… add one }

  • sudha borkar October 19, 2010, 9:31 pm



  • Lavina Rego October 19, 2010, 11:45 pm

    I have tried out many receipes from your site and by now they have all turned out to be great.

    Cinnamon & Cloves are mentioned as ingredients to the above dish, but you have not specified about them in the method. Please advise as to when it should be added?

    • Shilpa October 20, 2010, 8:32 am

      Thanks for pointing out. Updated

  • vandana rajesh October 20, 2010, 12:31 am

    the shrimp gravy looks so temtping. Prawns are a fav with my daughter, however, here get only frozen shrimps and so have been a little hesistant for have not had a good experience with frozen prawns bk in India. Will definitely give it a try one of these days.

  • Gauri Gharpure October 20, 2010, 12:35 am

    looks delicious! good to see you blog after a long time..

  • Dr.Sameena October 20, 2010, 8:46 am

    Hi Aayi,

    Looks great and tasty…Love the colour of the gravy…so rich…:)



  • Priya October 20, 2010, 2:05 pm

    Mouthwatering gravy, makes me hungry..

  • Kalyani October 20, 2010, 2:15 pm

    i can already smell it all the way in bombay…! sigh :)

  • padmaja ravindranath October 21, 2010, 2:05 am

    thank you,i never no how to cook shrimp gravy. once again thanks.i will
    try this one.

  • Aparna Mallya October 21, 2010, 2:20 pm

    Nice additions to the gravy. Must have added a great flavour.

  • Preeti October 25, 2010, 1:28 pm

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  • Hamsamalini Chandrasekaran October 27, 2010, 7:30 am

    Wonderful presentation of recipe to make cook easier.
    Thanks for sharing.

  • Jyothi November 18, 2010, 1:33 pm

    Sounded delicious and tried it immediately. and It was awesome!! All of them at my work liked it. My American friend loved it and took the recipe from me!!! Keep up the good work! Am going to try your Kai holige sooooon :)

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