Quick Indian Shrimp Stir Fry- Paleo

Shrimp Stir Fry

Shrimp Stir Fry

Hailing from a culture that doesn’t eat sea-food , the Shrimps were a revelation to me the first time I had them a couple of years ago. The adventure started out with a terrible reaction to sea food at a restaurant , something I cannot forget. Later , being married into a family that has a heavy coastal influence ,the transition has been gradual. I have carefully forayed into each segment of sea-food. I started out very conservatively with the meaty Seer and 6 years on , I have ticked off atleast 5 to 6 kinds of fish , clams , squid , shrimps , crabs and prawns and many more to go.You can’t imagine what a celebration seafood is to me now. Frankly , I suppose I missed a great deal of a food culture for most part of my growing up , which I am happily covering up for lately.

Shrimp Stir Fry

Shrimp Stir Fry


  1. 500 gms Shrimps- peeled and deveined.*
  2. 1 Onion – diced fine
  3. 1 Tomato – cubed
  4. 1 Teaspoon Ginger Paste
  5. 1 Teaspoon Garlic Paste
  6. Pinch of Turmeric
  7. 1 Teaspoon Chili powder ( Vary the spice to your taste )
  8. 1 Teaspoon Coriander Powder ( Optional )
  9. Salt to taste
  10. Coriander for garnish


  1. Wash the shrimps well. Peel them and ensure that you devein them completely.
  2. Marinate the shrimps with Ginger , garlic , turmeric , chili powder and coriander powder and set them aside in a refrigerator for 15 to 20 minutes
  3. In a pan , add some oil , fry the onion and tomato and fry them until cooked.
  4. Once the onions are cooked, add the marinated shrimps and fry them for 4 to 5 minutes.
  5. Garnish and serve them hot!


  • It is extremely important that the Shrimps are de-veined. Make sure the Black veins are completely removed before cooking the shrimps.
  • The shrimps are known for very high cholesterol. So , eating them in moderation is always advisable.

7 responses to “Quick Indian Shrimp Stir Fry- Paleo

  1. Prawns are not high in cholesterol. Those urban legends were created as a result of wrong tests, and attributing cholesterol build up to wrong factors. Please enjoy as many prawns as you want.

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