1. Wash, drain and pat dry the shrimp. 2. In a pan, heat 2 tablespoons of oil. Add all of the spices to the pan and let it cook for a few minutes. Add the shrimp. Stir until the shrimp are well coated. Let the dish cook, stirring occasionally, until the masala on the shrimp turns a rich brown and the shrimp are just slightly moist.


- Serve this Baby Shrimp Fry recipe with plain rice or vegetable rice and raita.

BABY SHRIMP FRY [South Indian Recipe]

My husband created this dish when he was in graduate school. It is based on a traditional South Indian recipe from Kerala. Versions of this recipe have become popular across South India. Baby shrimp are inexpensive and a good source of protein. The steps to make this simple version will let people think you spent a lot of time preparing it.


1 lb small salad shrimp
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 piece ginger, ½ inch cube, minced
2 green chilies, chopped
½ cup onions, chopped
3 cloves
½ tsp turmeric
½ tsp red chili powder
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 piece ginger, 1 inch, minced