Non Vegetarian/ Recipes/ Seafood

Chilli Garlic Shrimp

Besides my Mom and Mother-in-law, I’ve learnt quite a lot of dishes from my sister Anu.  She is an awesome cook and the credit for this particular dish goes to her.  When we visited her,  she prepared this delicious stir fry which got done in no time at all.  I always stock a packet of peeled and deveined shrimp in my freezer and it comes in handy when I’m in a bind.  The end taste is superb given the minimal amount of effort that goes into it.


  • Shrimp - 1 lb, cleaned, deveined, tail off
  • Turmeric pwdr - 1/2 tsp
  • Red chilli pwdr - 1/2 tsp
  • Oil - 1 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Garlic - 5 cloves, finely minced
  • Green chillies - 5, finely chopped
  • Salt to taste
  • Cilantro for garnish



Pat dry the washed deveined shrimp and put in a bowl.  To this, add the turmeric and chilli powders.  Set aside for a couple hours.


Heat a wok on high flame and put in the oil.


Put in mustard seeds and when they pop, add the minced garlic.


Fry till the garlic is golden brown and then put in the chopped chillies.


After a few seconds, put in the shrimp.


Stir fry on high heat for 3-4 minutes (until they turn opaque).


 Add salt to taste.


Turn off the heat and garnish with finely chopped cilantro, toss well and serve hot.


This dish can be served as an appetizer, just hand over some toothpicks to your guests. Can be served as a side dish for the main course.

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    April 1, 2013 at 6:25 pm

    Thank you, kind lady!! 🙂

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    April 4, 2013 at 12:59 am

    This is the ultimate beer food !

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    April 5, 2013 at 6:50 pm

    Made this today for lunch. Served with moolangi paratha and kadi chakko. Superb. Thanks Aparna for a quick and delicious stir fry.

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      April 17, 2013 at 5:26 pm

      You are welcome Aunty, I am glad you liked it!

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    April 21, 2013 at 7:39 am

    Ashwin made this one for lunch, turns out really good,

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      April 21, 2013 at 9:00 pm

      Thank you, Malvika, happy to know that you liked it!

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        April 22, 2013 at 12:25 pm

        But remember this was chilli garlic prawns with a twist… I intend cooking it again. Chooma too good da !!!!

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