Chingudi Masala (Oriya Shrimp Curry)


Chingudi Masala (Oriya Shrimp Curry)

Recipe type: Yield: 2-4 Prep time: Cook time: Total time:


¼ cup oil1 large yellow onion, diced2 Tbsp minced garlic2 Tbsp minced ginger1 Tbsp minced serrano6 tomatoes, diced½ tsp turmeric½ tsp chili powder2 Tbsp masala mix (see below)1 lb shrimp – peeled and deveined2 Tbsp chopped cilantro (optional)*MASALA MIX*Lightly toast and grind:2 Tbsp cumin seeds5 ea green cardamom2 ea cinnamon5 ea red chili


  1. In a large saucepan, heat oil till shimmering.
  2. Stir in onions with a pinch of salt and cook over medium heat until soft.
  3. Stir in ginger, garlic and minced chili and cook until cooked through and raw smell disappears.
  4. Add in tomatoes, turmeric and chili powder.
  5. Continue to cook over medium heat until tomatoes are completely broken down and oil is released.
  6. Stir in Masala Mix.
  7. Heat through until fragrant.
  8. Stir in shrimp and cook over medium heat until cooked through and pink.
  9. Finish with cilantro.

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