With okra and shrimp in the freezer, this satisfying meal is just moments away from the dinner table. Serve the shrimp masala with Coconut-Cilantro Chutney, rice, naan (Indian flatbread), jarred mango chutney, lime wedges, and sliced shallots and chiles.



Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Pulse garlic, ginger, and water into a paste in a blender. Season shrimp with salt.

  • Heat a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1 tablespoon oil. Cook shrimp, about 2 minutes per side; transfer to a plate. Reduce heat to medium. Add 2 tablespoons oil to skillet. Working in batches, cook okra for 2 to 3 minutes; transfer to a plate.

  • Add 1 tablespoon oil to skillet if needed. Cook shallot and chile for 1 minute. Add garlic paste and garam masala. Cook, stirring, for 30 seconds. Stir in coconut milk. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer for 1 minute. Return shrimp to skillet; cook for 1 minute. Add okra; cook for 1 minute. Season with salt.

Cook's Notes

If you can't find frozen okra, substitute frozen cut green beans.

Reviews (3)

14 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 0
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 5
Rating: 5 stars
Family loved it, followed the suggestion on Mad Hungry to use green beans and really enjoyed how it came out. I seasoned the shrimp with salt/pepper/turmeric and it gave a nice color. Also served it with the coconut/cilantro chutney which was delish and made jasmine rice with coconut milk. Great recipe with great flavors!
Rating: Unrated
Five Star Recipe. Instead of ocra I used green beans. The prep was easy, the garlic/ginger paste didn't come together but I used it anyhow, it was fine. My family loved it. I served it over jasmine rice and with Naan which cut the heat a bit, because this is the first time I have ever cooked Indian food.
Rating: 1 stars
Disappointing: the first bad recipe I've made from Martha's mag! The worst recipe I've cooked in some time. I've made many other Indian dishes that require more ingredients, with wonderful results. I thought this shrimp masala recipe could be a quick version. Sadly, the flavor of this dish is thin and unpleasant.