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Bhajari Jhinga: Indian Stir-Fried Shrimp With Coconut Sauce



For Sauce:

  • 1  T.  Tomato Paste
  • 1/2 t. Salt
  • 1  t.  Sugar
  • 1  t.  Garam Masala (recipe below)
  • 1/2 t. Ground cumin
  • 1/8 t. Red pepper (cayenne)
  • 3   T. Chopped fresh Cilantro
  • 1      Fresh Jalapeno, seeded,minced
  • 1   T. Fresh Lemon juice
  • 1   C. Coconut milk

For Shrimp:

  • 3   T. Vegetable oil
  • 1   t. dry yellow mustard
  • 3   cloves garlic, minced
  • 1   lb. medium shrimp, peeled & deveined
  • 1   T. cornstarch
  • 1   T. water


In a medium bowl, combine tomato paste, salt, sugar, garam masala, cumin, cayenne pepper,cilantro, jalapeno, lemon juice and coconut milk.  Set aside.

Heat oil in a wok or frying pan over medium high heat.  Add garlic and dry mustard and stir-fry for 30 seconds.  add shrimp and cook until shrimp begin to turn pink, 30-45 seconds.  Add coconut sauce and warm through. Combine cornstarch and water; add to sauce and heat through until thickened.

Serve over Basmati rice.


Yield: 4 servings


Garam Masala

1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp paprika
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1/4 tsp crumbled bay leaves
1/8 tsp ground cloves

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