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One pan quick and easy Coconut Shrimp Curry - Delicious shrimp cooked in coconut milk and tomato gravy. Perfect healthy recipe for lunch or busy weeknight dinner. | #shrimp #coconutcurry #curry #onepan
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30 Min Indian Coconut Shrimp Curry

Quick and easy Coconut Shrimp Curry is perfect for busy weeknights. You can make it in under 30 minutes using creamy coconut milk, tomato, and onion based gravy.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course: Lunch / Dinner
Cuisine: Indian Inspired, Thai Inspired
Diet: Gluten Free, Low Fat
Servings: 4 -5
Calories: 274kcal


  • 20 large jumbo shrimps peeled and deveined
  • 1 medium onion finely diced
  • 1 medium medium tomato cut into quarters
  • 2-3 garlic cloves
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste (optional)
  • 1 jalapeno seeded
  • ½" ginger peeled
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • ½ tablespoon cooking oil
  • 1 cup light coconut milk
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tablespoon finely chopped cilantro
  • salt to taste


  • In a food processor add tomato, garlic, ginger, and jalapeno. Pulse them until pureed.
  • Heat oil in a medium-size skillet over medium heat. Add onion and cook until it turns golden brown.
  • Add the tomato-garlic puree and tomato paste, and cook for about 5-6 minutes or until much of the water evaporates.
  • Add coconut milk, garam masala, salt, and ½ cup water. Bring the mixture to a boil. Add remaining water, if necessary.
  • Add cleaned shrimp or prawns and cook for 2-3 min on each side or until well done.
  • In the end, sprinkle some chopped cilantro and serve warm.


  1. You can skip the jalapeno if you don't the prefer hot and spicy taste
  2. Use low-fat coconut milk for cutting down some fat content
  3. If you find the curry thin and runny, let it cook for a few more minutes on medium to high heat until it gets to your desired consistency 
  4. To get the desired red color as shown in the images, use 1 tablespoon (or more) of tomato paste in addition to the fresh tomato-ginger-garlic mixture.
  5. If you have time cook the onion and tomato mixture with spices for a little longer on low heat before adding the coconut milk. It really develops a rich flavor.
Smart Points -- 8


Calories: 274kcal