Shrimp Curry Recipe

Shrimp curry

Guyanese style shrimp curry is a savory curry made with traditional Indian spices with a Caribbean flare.


1 lb shrimp
1 tbsp oil
1 onion
3 cloves garlic
2 bay leaves
2 tsp gheera (roasted ground cumin and coriander found in west indian stores)
2 tsp turmeric
1 tbsp curry powder
Salt to taste
Pepper to taste
2 tbsp grated coconut, optional
1 can coconut milk
1 tomato cut into 8ths
1/2 cup cilantro


Optional: Marinate shrimp for 2 or more hours in fridge with lime juice and 1/2 tbsp curry powder.

Chop the onions, heat the oil in a pan and fry lightly with bay leaves after a few minutes add garlic, so that garlic don’t burn

Add the turmeric, curry powder and gheera and fry for a minute then add 1/2 cup of water to keep from burning.

Add the shrimp and grated coconut, salt and pepper, fry for a few more minutes.

Add coconut milk, stir and cover the pot. Boil on medium heat until shrimp is cooked and liquid has boiled down into a creamy sauce, about 5 minutes.
Lastly add tomato before removing from the heat.

Serve hot with rice, sprinkled with grated coconut and cilantro.

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