Shrimp Masala
Shrimp masala

Shrimp Masala

Masala is a typical Indian dish where the garam masala seasoning gives a unique and special flavor to the preparation. Usually it is made with some type of meat fried in ghee, which is a clarified butter, to enhance the flavor of garam masala. The dish can also be made without any meat or with soy for a vegetarian version.
In my case I used pink shrimp and bottle butter to add my special touch. The masala is delicious served with jasmine rice and that day I made a brown jasmine rice, which I had never tried before. It is a little less sticky than normal jasmine and is very tasty and aromatic, in addition to being healthier.


  • 2 red onions
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 4 medium carrots
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 2 chili peppers
  • 1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger
  • 3 tablespoons of bottle butter
  • 2 tablespoons of garam masala
  • 400 grams of pink shrimp
  • 1 cup of peas
  • 400 ml of coconut milk
  • salt to taste


  1. Cut the onions, carrots and tomatoes into small cubes.
  2. Slice the garlic cloves.
  3. Place the bottle butter in a saucepan and let it warm up. Throw the onion and let it fry. Then the garlic and let it fry for another 3 minutes.
  4. Add the carrot and tomato. Then the sliced ​​chili pepper, ginger, garam masala and salt. Mix everything and cook for 10 minutes.
  5. Season the shrimp with salt and pepper and brown in a separate skillet.
  6. Add the shrimp to the vegetables and add the peas and coconut milk. Correct the salt and cook for another 10 minutes.
  7. Serve with warm jasmine rice.

PERFORMANCE: 4 servings.

PHOTOS: Paulo Cuenca | @paulocuenca
FOOD STYLING: Danielle Noce | @nocedanielle

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