Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Dry Fried Shrimps

  • 1 kg (2lb) Raw shrimps
  • 3 tablespoons Oil
  • 2 Large onions, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves Garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Chili powder, or to taste
  • 2 teaspoons Paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon Ground turmeric
  • 2 teaspoons Dried shrimp powder
  • 1/2 cup Water
  • 2 teaspoons Sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Tomato paste or sauce


  • Shell and de-vein the shrimps.
  • Heat oil in a heavy frying pan and cook onions and garlic over low heat until soft and golden brown.
  • When oil begins to appear around edges, add chili powder, salt, paprika and turmeric and fry for 1 minute.
  • Then add dried shrimp powder and the raw shrimps, stir and fry for 3 minutes.
  • Add water, cover and simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Stir in sugar and tomato paste and cook uncovered for a few minutes longer until gravy is dark reddish brown, thick and dry enough to coat the shrimps.
  • Serve with steamed rice.
  • As an appetizer, these devilled shrimps are delicious on small squares of fried bread.

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