Shrimp Thokku

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The reason for the long gap is absolutely my laziness...I can say some lame excuses like the thing happened in the past few days like our Long nine days Florida vacation..My Dad's Visit..But I wont..see how nice I am ..ha ha..

Watching a game,Eating a Non veg,Having some beer is the perfect Sunday for my hubby Senthil..So most of the Sundays I will make some some non veg items..This Sunday I made this thokku.. Even though if for any reason I couldn't able to make non veg,he will have his beer even with pasta and watch the match..If I said like 'Senthil pasta wouldn't go with the beer..he used to laugh at me and say 'how come you know? the reason is I don't drink beer..These are all common things right ha..ha..

You need

Shrimp- 1 lb
Onion-2 big(finely chopped)
Tomato-3 Medium(finely Chopped)
Ginger and Garlic Paste-1 tbsp
Chili powder-2 tsp
Coriander powder-3 tsp
Garam masala powder-1/2 tsp
Oil-2 tbsp
salt as per taste

For Tempering

Zeera-1/2 tsp
cinnamon-1/2 stick
bay leaves-2


In a wok add the oil add the items for tempering,when it started browning,add the onions and fry it until it changes to translucent.

Add the Tomatoes and fry it until it is completely mashed up.

Now add the ginger garlic paste and add all the powders and salt and fry it until the oil oozes out from it.

Now add the Shrimp and one cup of water and close it with the lid and cook it in a medium flame for 20 mnts or until the desired thick consistency.

Garnish it with cilantro!!

It taste great with the curd rice


  1. Luv shrimp..This looks so spicy and yummy..

  2. Hi priya !!! How are you? Good to see you after long time with wonderful dish. See you soon with more recipes.


  3. Yummy and mouthwatering thokku, looks delicious.

  4. Shrimp thokku look awesome dear. Nice combo for a Sunday :)

  5. That is great recipe for shrimp
    First time in your lovely space and glad to follow you :-)

  6. Mouthwatering Thokku! Beautiful picture!!

  7. Looks spicy as well as delicious!

  8. looks spicy... and lovely presentation too

  9. Spicy and yummy..simply superb!!!

  10. Hmmm, looks very spicy and nice...smalll shrimps taste awesome, but its so hard to find here...just frozen:(

    Wanna try this recipe, soon.

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  12. Beautiful click priya,looks mouthwatering..

  13. mouthwatering pickle...looks delicious dear
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    Must say .. you have a lovely space and ur maintaining it well.. Dropped in for the first time from Chitra's blog...
    loved ur aloo mutter , okra sabji clicks...

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  15. Hi there, while browsing i landed here!!!Really lovely space...Beautiful presentation...

  16. lovely space dear... thokku looks great!!

  17. You have a cool space your post on julie n julia...funnily enough i will be seeing the movie this all your authentic madurai recipes...will be back soon:))

  18. I just came across your blog and I am so glad I did! This looks fabulous!im a big fan of prawns... :)

  19. First Time here. You have a fab space.will be back.

  20. Wow! the shrimp looks good. Can I use this recipe? My husband love spicy food and I bet he'd love this one too. I also get some of my recipe at foodista (, check it out sometime.

  21. wow..looks spicy and yu,m.....
    first time here...u have a lovely space...just started blogging..and love to add u in my list..
    ur comments/suggestions r highly appreciated..happy blogging...following u>>>>>>


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  23. awesome....would love to try this recipe..