Tamarind Shrimp with Coconut Milk

Puli Jhinga

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By Raghavan Iyer

Published 2008

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This simple-to-make curry is complex-tasting and maintains the subtle flavors of the shrimp in a tart, creamy sauce. Savor it over Lime-Flavored Rice with Roasted Yellow Split Peas for a quick but elegant meal that will impress your guests.



  1. Combine the masala, salt, and tamarind paste in a medium-size bowl. Add the shrimp and toss them with the mixture. Refrigerate, covered, for 30 minutes to 2 hours. (Be careful not to over-marinate the shrimp, as the highly acidic tamarind will start to break down the shellfish, resulting in an unappealing, almost rubberlike texture.)
  2. Heat the oil in a medium-size