Basil Shrimp in Coconut Milk
To marinate shrimp
  • Shrimp, deveined- 15
  • Chili powder- ½ tsp
  • Turmeric powder-1/8 tsp
  • Ground Cumin -1/4 tsp
  • Coriander powder- ½ tsp
  • Garam masala- ½ tsp
  • Lemon juice- 1 tsp
  • Salt- to taste
For cooking:
  • Oil- 1 tbsp
  • Ginger, chopped small- 1 inch slice
  • Garlic, chopped small- 2 cloves
  • Green chili, chopped - 2
  • Onion, chopped -1
  • Fresh basil leaves, chopped- 4 to 5 leaves
  • Coconut milk- ¾ cup
  • Corn flour- ½ tbsp mixed with 1 tbsp cold water
  • Soy sauce, low sodium- 1 tsp
  • Salt- a few pinches
  1. In a small bowl, marinate the shrimp with all the above mentioned ingredients 'to marinate the shrimp', keep aside for  10 minutes.
  2. Shallow fry the shrimp in 3 tbsp of oil, keep aside.
  3. In a saucepan, add 1 tbsp oil, add chopped ginger, garlic and green chilies, saute till the raw smell goes away.
  4. Add the onions, little salt and cook till onions turn translucent.
  5. Add the fried shrimp, combine well and cook for a few minutes.
  6. Add the coconut milk, cook for a minute.
  7. Add corn flour combined with water, mix it well and the let the gravy thicken a bit.
  8. If the gravy is too thick, add more coconut milk or water to thin it down.
  9. Add soy sauce, mix well.
  10. Sprinkle the basil leaves and cook for a couple of minutes.
  11. Taste and add more salt if needed.
  12. Remove from the heat and keep covered for sometime.
  13. Serve with jasmine rice or plain rice or combine with rice noodles.
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