Shrimp Tikka Masala

Shrimp Tikka Masala
Prep Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
35 mins

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  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1 large onion, thinly sliced

  • 3 tablespoons grated peeled fresh ginger (from one 6-inch piece)

  • 1 tablespoon finely grated garlic

  • 2 teaspoons tomato paste

  • 2 teaspoons garam masala

  • ½ teaspoon chili powder

  • 1 cup water

  • 20 large shrimp (about 1 pound), peeled (tails intact) and deveined

  • ¼ cup plain yogurt

  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper


  1. Heat oil in a Dutch oven or a stockpot over medium heat. Cook onion until golden, about 20 minutes. Add ginger, garlic, tomato paste, garam masala, and chili powder, and cook until fragrant, about 3 minutes.

  2. Add water and shrimp. Cook until shrimp are opaque and cooked through, about 4 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in yogurt. Season with salt and pepper.

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