Spicy Sauteed Shrimps

6 Jun

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.


28 Responses to “Spicy Sauteed Shrimps”

  1. mrsratfire June 6, 2014 at 5:51 pm #

    Oh my gosh, you are making me hungry. I must buy some of your fabulous ingredients and try these. I plan to do some serious shopping on your website- waiting for one ingredient to come in that is out of stock.

  2. saving{s} grace June 6, 2014 at 7:07 pm #

    This looks so tasty!!! Love your recipes!!

  3. Ted Luoma June 6, 2014 at 7:48 pm #

    That looks really awesome.

    • Nandini June 6, 2014 at 9:07 pm #

      Thank you Ted, appreciate it much 🙂

  4. Radhika June 7, 2014 at 2:45 am #

    I love shrimps and these look amazing !

  5. theintrovertedchilli June 7, 2014 at 2:51 am #

    Wow the shrimp looks like great quality. Nice recipe!

  6. Dilip June 7, 2014 at 8:41 pm #

    Mouthwatering is the word. Me too I love shrimps or prawns crispier the better 🙂
    Thanks and regards.

  7. Cook it fit June 8, 2014 at 2:11 am #

    This looks very good! I must give it a try very soon (I have always frozen prawns) 🙂
    Cheers, Crys

  8. twohungry13 June 9, 2014 at 4:27 pm #

    Oh wow!! We love this recipe!! Thanks for stopping by our blog and liking our latest post – quiet the compliment coming from such a polished page as this!! Looking forward to seeing you in our feed!

    • Nandini June 9, 2014 at 5:58 pm #

      Thanks Graham & Cheryl, appreciate the kind words 🙂

  9. srilakshminair June 13, 2014 at 9:36 am #

    The shrimp, the slightly caramelized onions, the ketchup….really nice!

    • Nandini June 13, 2014 at 12:06 pm #

      Thank you Sri Lakshmi 🙂

  10. Dragon Fruit Photography June 13, 2014 at 5:43 pm #

    wow those look so good. I’m so hungry right now 🙂

    • Nandini June 13, 2014 at 5:49 pm #

      Thanks Agnes :-). You have a beautiful photographic blog.

  11. healthycookingjar June 14, 2014 at 2:39 am #

    This looks superdelicious! I must try it 🙂

    • Nandini June 14, 2014 at 7:54 am #

      It sure were Alexandra, they got oven the next day :-). Let me know how it goes.

  12. Poppy@In Search of the Catfish Café June 16, 2014 at 2:40 pm #

    I just found your blog – it makes me so happy. I have very fond memories of Goa and I LOVE the food.

    • Nandini June 16, 2014 at 3:24 pm #

      Awww…Thanks for stopping by :-). I appreciate your kind words.

  13. tastasty June 18, 2014 at 1:31 pm #

    I love shrimps too! Great recipe..;)

  14. Lauren July 21, 2014 at 8:17 am #

    This looks like a wonderful recipe! Thanks for the likes on Messy Kitchen, Happy Belly! Looking forward to more of your wonderful dishes in the future!

    • Nandini July 21, 2014 at 11:04 am #

      Thank You Lauren so much 🙂

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