Chingudi Masala (Oriya Shrimp Curry)


Chingudi Masala (Oriya Shrimp Curry)

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


¼ cup oil
1 large yellow onion, diced
2 Tbsp minced garlic
2 Tbsp minced ginger
1 Tbsp minced serrano
6 tomatoes, diced
½ tsp turmeric
½ tsp chili powder
2 Tbsp masala mix (see below)
1 lb shrimp – peeled and deveined
2 Tbsp chopped cilantro (optional)

Lightly toast and grind:
2 Tbsp cumin seeds
5 ea green cardamom
2 ea cinnamon
5 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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