Indian Shrimp Curry



Serving size

about 2 cups (4 ounces shrimp)
30 Minutes

This recipe can easily be multiplied and leftovers are great. Serve with Brown Rice or Coconut Brown Rice.

Indian Shrimp Curry


2 tsp. Olive oil
2 clove Garlic, raw (minced)
1 medium White onions (red onion)(sliced)
1 medium White onions (white onion)(sliced)
1 cup 2% milk (divided)
3 tsp.. Cornstarch
1 Tbsp. Curry powder
2 tsp. Garam masala
2 tsp.. Honey
1/2 tsp. Salt
1 cup Lite Coconut Milk
16 Ounces Shrimp, raw (peeled and deveined)
4 Tbsp. Coriander (cilantro) leaves, raw


Heat the olive oil in large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat.

Add the garlic and onion and reduce the heat to medium.

Cook gently, stirring frequently, until the onions begin to soften.

While the onions are cooking, place the cornstarch in a cup and add 1/4 cup of the 2% milk, stirring until the cornstarch is dissolved.

After the onions are soft, add the curry powder, honey, salt, lite coconut milk, and remaining 2% milk to the skillet.

Stir well until the ingredients are well blended and then add the milk/cornstarch mixture.

Reduce the heat to medium-low and cook for about three minutes.

Add shrimp and simmer until they are opaque in center (about 5 minutes).

Serve the curry over Brown Rice and top with 1 tablespoon cilantro leaves per serving.

Serve this recipe with one of these starch side dishes.

Brown Rice

In a medium sauce pan, heat the water and salt. When the water boils, stir in the brown rice. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer, partially covered, for 40-45 minutes. Do not boil away all of the liquid and do not stir the rice. When a very small amount of…

Coconut Brown Rice

Shake the can of coconut milk very well before opening. (Tip: a can of coconut milk will contain about 1 1/2 cups of coconut milk. Separate the remaining two 1/2 cups of coconut milk into two small ziplock bags and freeze for a later use.) In a medium sauce pan,…

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GERD / Acid Reflux

This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.


Avoid this recipe if you are lactose intolerant.

Coumadin® (Warfarin)

This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

Gluten Sensitivity

This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten.


This is a low sodium recipe.

Recipe Notes

When I talk about Mediterranean diet I think about specific ingredients that go into a recipe – quality oils and fats, vegetables and seafood, for example. As such, those principles easily translate to so many different types of cuisine and this Indian Shrimp Curry is a great example of how well Mediterranean diet principles translate to other cuisines.

Take some time to select your curry powder and try a few different versions. Some can be quite spicy and it is a good idea to add your curry powder a teaspoon at a time so that your recipe is not overwhelmed by too much curry powder.

"Some writers say the leaves [cilantro] are used for seasoning, but this statement seems odd, as all the green parts of the plant exhale a very strong odor of the wood-bug, whence the Greek name of the plant."

Vilmorin-Andrieux, Author, "The Vegetable Garden" (1885)