Spicy Indian Shrimp

Trying a delicious cuisine like Spicy Indian Shrimp has never been easier than this recipe using tomato, spices and Success® Basmati Rice.

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Servings SERVES 4


  • 2 bags Success® Basmati Rice
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 fresh tomato, seeded and chopped
  • 1 each garlic clove, chopped
  • ½ tsp ground turmeric
  • ½ tsp garam masala
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, minced (optional)
  • salt, to taste
  • 1 lb large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro leaves


  • Tonight, take your tastes buds on an adventure to India! This easy to make Spicy Indian Shrimp dish is cooked in a sauce made from chopped tomato and spices and served over a bed of fluffy Success® Basmati Rice.

    Step 1

  • Prepare rice according to package directions.

    Step 2

  • Heat oil over medium-high heat in a large skillet. Add onions and cook until golden, stirring occasionally, about 8 minutes. Stir in chopped tomato and cook for 2 minutes. Stir in garlic, turmeric, garam masala, chiles, and salt to taste. Reduce heat to medium-low, add shrimp, and cook and stir until the shrimp are bright pink and cooked through, about 8 minutes. Add a small amount of water if mixture becomes too dry. Stir in cilantro. Serve over rice.

Simply Spicy

If you’re new to making Indian food, this has got to be one of the simplest and easy recipes to start with. Not to mention it’s takes less than 30 minutes to pull everything together from prep to plate.

Using Success® Boil-In-Bag Basmati Rice makes a successful dinner easy and cuts down significantly on the cook time!

Cooking up the flavor

The goal for your dish is to create a flavor bath to cook your shrimp in and serve over your basmati rice. Prep all of your ingredients before starting and while your rice is cooking, start cooking your onions in the skillet. Once the onions are translucent add in your chopped tomato. Feel free to add a dash of salt and squish your tomato with your spatula to help it release its juice.

After two minutes add in your spices and blend well. It is important that you turn the heat down to medium-low because shrimp cooks quickly over high heat and the idea is for them to be fully cooked over a lower heat. If you notice your pan is beginning to dry, add a small amount of water to keep your dish slightly liquid.

Cilantro is a fresh herb that pairs excellently with Indian spiced dishes with garam masala, garlic or turmeric. It can also stand alone as a delicious and powerful flavored herb in this Cilantro Lime Rice dish. If you find you’re not a fan, simply omit it.