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Shrimp Curry with Peas and Potatoes – An Unique Indian Dish

There are some dishes that you crave. But some are crave-worth. The beauty of Indian cuisine lies in the variety. While dishes like Biriyani and Chicken Butter Masala have become a signature in the culinary world, other diverse recipes are yet to be celebrated internationally. Indian Shrimp Curry with Peas and Potatoes is one of those undiscovered dishes. It is one of the beautiful delicacies which your tastebuds can easily relish. Highlighting the influence of specialities of spices, most Indian foods are generalised. With a simple delicacy and Portuguese influence, Indian Shrimp Curry can surprise you!!

Yum! This Spicy Shrimp Curry is bursting with juicy shrimp, a rich sauce, and all the spices! Best when served with rice and garlic naan.

Goa was under different colonialism. In Indian foods, Goan cuisine plays a vital role, as in the southwestern coastal areas of the country, diverse cooking styles are amalgamated. Therefore, the culinary culture has been influenced directly in many ways.

Different spices' flavour across India has become a unique delicacy in Goan cuisine. While most Indian foods are related to meat, paneer, dal and rice, the shrimp curry comes with some surprises for our tastebuds.

If we dive deep into the origin of Shrimp Curry, we can see a continental fusion influence in this dish. Burmese cuisine, like Prawn Sibya and Indonesian cuisine, also has famous shrimp curry. So, this Indian Seafood has a continental fusion influence. Apart from different continents, different religions' effects also influence Goa's foods. The references to Hinduism and Christianity have enhanced the flavours of Goan Staple foods, and Shrimp Curry with peas and potatoes is no exception. So, we can easily predict that the shrimp curry would be boring without diversity in Goa.

You might think that making shrimp curry will take a lot of time. But it's wrong! The shrimp curry does not take hours to prep and cooking, just like any chicken or mutton recipe. The recipe first came to notice when we were going through the Food Fashion Party's blog post, which was always at the back of our minds. Let's check out the recipe for shrimp curry.


Cuisine: Indian

Serves: 4-6

Prep time: 15 mins

Cook time: 15 mins

Total time: 30 mins


  • 1 pound or 20-30 peeled and deveined large sized Shrimps

  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil or flavourless oil

  • 2 Onion- finely chopped

  • 3 inch Ginger (chopped and skinned; the paste is preferable)

  • 6-8 garlic cloves

  • 1 cup Crushed tomatoes

  • ½ tsp garam masala

  • 1-2 tsp red chilli powder

  • ½ turmeric

  • 2 potatoes diced

  • ½ cup sweet peas

  • 1 cup light coconut milk

  • ½ cup chopped coriander


  • Prepare the shrimp and other ingredients first. Take out the shrimp from the refrigerator so that it is ready to cook. Rinse and pat them dry.

  • Put a pan for deep sauteing in the oven. Turn the heat from medium to high flame. Add 2 tsp of oil and let it heat up.

  • Add chopped onion and saute it till it turns a bit brown. Then add the ginger and garlic paste for sauteeing. Turn the heat down to medium and add the chilli powder, turmeric, and garam masala, sauteing for 20 seconds.

  • Add the crushed tomatoes and increase the temperature of the oven. Let it come to a boil. Add salt to taste. At that time, add the potatoes and peas. Then cover the pan and let the prep simmer.

  • Stir the shrimp into the Curry mixture. Cover once more and leave to cook. They will coil up and change into a pinkish colour.

  • Lower the temperature and coconut milk. Simmer for a minute, remove from heat and serve with basmati rice.

We know it’s critical to arrange all the ingredients. Therefore, DGPantry is here to offer you meal kits. Cook as per the instructions on the package to reduce any mess. You can add more coconut milk or even white wine to the recipe.

Have a great cooking experience and enjoy every bite of shrimp curry.

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