HAPPY MOTHERS DAY!! 😍😇 I’m so proud to be a mother 😇
On this special day I want to post very special and tasty shrimp curry with flavored basmati rice. It is a perfect lunch or dinner recipe! Treat your special one with this special food 😍😍
This shrimp curry has creamy texture. For the creamy texture I have used cashew and almond paste. Instead you can also use heavy cream or half and half or milk with cornflour.
Let’s move to the recipe..
Shrimp – Fresh or frozen 1/2 cup
Capsicum/bell peppers – half chopped
green peas – 1-2 tablespoon
corn – 1 -2 tablespoon
Cumin seeds – 1 teaspoon
Tomato paste – 3 tablespoon
Turmeric powder – 1/2 teaspoon
Red chilli powder/Paprika – 1-2 teaspoon as per taste
Garam masala – 1-2 teaspoon
Coriander leaves – to garnish
Salt – to taste
To make paste :
Onion – 1/4 cup chopped
Ginger – 1 inch
Garlic – 1 -2 cloves
Grind everything in a mixie/blender without adding any water and keep aside.
Cashew – 1 tablespoon
Almond – 4
Soak cashew and almond in water or milk for 15 – 20 minutes and grind it into smooth paste and keep aside.
To make basmati rice:
Basmati rice – 3/4 cup soaked for half an hour
Onion – chopped lengthwise
Mint and coriander leaves – 2 – 3 tablespoon finely chopped
Salt – to taste
Mushroom – 1/4 cup chopped
Cooked brown rice
Prepare all your ingredients and keep aside. Soak basmati rice for 30 minutes and clean the shrimp and keep aside.
Grind onion, ginger and garlic into smooth paste.
Heat oil/butter in a pan, add cumin seeds and let it crackle.
Add the onion, ginger, garlic paste and mix well.
Saute onion paste until it turns brown.
Then add capsicum, corn and green peas. You can also add mushroom.
Mix everything well and cook for 1-2 minutes. Then add tomato paste or finely chopped tomato.
Time to add spice powder. Add chilli powder/paprika, garam masala powder and turmeric powder.
Along with spice powders add 1/2 0r 1/3 cup of water and mix everything well. Cook until raw smell of the spice powders goes.
Add cleaned shrimp and mix well.
Cook the shrimp for 2 minutes not more than that. Otherwise it will become rubbery.
Meanwhile grind the soaked cashew and almond until smooth.
Add the cashew almond paste into the gravy and mix well in the medium flame. Check for salt and spicy.
Cook on medium flame for 1-2 minutes. Garnish with coriander leaves.
Super tasty and creamy shrimp curry is ready to be served.
Let’s make Basmati rice to serve it with shrimp curry.
Heat oil/butter/clarified butter in a pan. Add cumin seeds and let it crackle.
Add lengthwise chopped onion and saute well.
Add finely chopped mint and coriander leaves. If you don’t have mint leaves you can also use mint paste. Saute for 1 minutes.
Then add soaked,drained basmati rice along with salt.
Mix for 1 minutes. Transfer it into rice cooker and add 2 or 1 1/2 cups of water and cook. Instead of water you can also use veg broth/stock.
The perfect combo shrimp curry with basmati rice is ready to be served.
Give a try and let me know 🙂
Happy Cooking 😉