I love shrimps/prawns and I do tend to over eat at times. I have to watch myself. I specially love fried shrimps the ones you get at the Chinese Seafood Buffets.

This recipe of spicy sautéed shrimps can be eaten in a couple of ways. It could be used as an appetizer or a side dish. Love it with lightly buttered sliced french bread, baguette or crusty loaf and topped with these shrimps. It’s yummy.



  • 3 medium onions chopped lengthwise
  • 25-30 medium size shrimps or prawns
  • 1 tbsp of ketchup
  • 2-3 tbsp of recheado masala
  • salt to taste



  • Clean the shrimps, wash and apply a little salt and keep aside for 10-15 minutes.
  • Heat a pan with some oil add the shrimps and saute them till lightly brown. Take off heat and keep aside.
  • In the same pan add the onions and saute till light brown. Then add the recheado masala, ketchup and salt to taste. Saute for 2 more minutes then add the sautéed shrimps and mix it well.

Serve it with rice or bread.


On a side note and my humble opinion I wanted to mention that Indian food on a whole is overcooked then most cuisines. At times you may find meats and seafood more chewy than what you are used to but the flavors of the spices come more together when cooked for a longer time and makes the food very flavorful. Plus guessing with all the salmonella out breaks in the US I think it’s a great idea to over cook then under cook foods. WebMD does suggest the same. The reason I say this is because in India we rarely heard about salmonella outbreaks compared to when I came to the US.