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Ginger Shrimp Stir Fry

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time30 mins
Servings: 4
Author: Meena, www.hookedonheat.com


  • 15-20 large shrimp peeled and deveined
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • ¼ teaspoon red chilli powder
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 2 tablespoon light cooking oil
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped ginger
  • 1 medium onion finely sliced
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red chilli flakes
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoon soy sauce
  • chopped green onions for garnish


  • Marinate shrimp with turmeric, chilli powder and lime juice for 20 minutes. Fry in a bit of oil till crisp on both sides. Set aside.
  • Heat remaining oil and saute ginger till fragrant. Add onions and fry for a few minutes till tender and pink.
  • Add in chilli flakes, salt, tomato paste and soy sauce, and stir-fry for a few minutes till it starts to give out oil from the sides. Add shrimp, and stir fry for a minute or two blending spices well.
  • Garnish with chopped green onions and serve alongside plain rice and a large pitcher of ice-cold water.