Saturday, 12 May 2012

Gorkhali Shrimp Chili

Gorkhali Shrimp Chili is made with spiced-up grilled shrimp sautéed in chilies.


1 lb. shrimp, peeled and deveined
¼ teaspoon turmeric powder
1 tablespoon curry powder or seafood masala
1 cup onion, finely chopped
1 cup tomato, chopped
2 tablespoons honey
2 cups red bell pepper, cut into 1-in pieces
1 cup scallion, cut into 1-in length
2 tablespoons cooking oil
5 dry whole red chilies
Salt and Pepper
2 tablespoons chopped cilantro for garnish


1 tablespoon cumin powder
1 teaspoon turmeric
1/4 teaspoon grated nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon timur (Szechwan pepper)
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 tablespoon chili paste
1 tablespoon garlic paste
1 tablespoon ginger paste
1 tablespoon honey
Salt and Pepper


n a small bowl, combine all marinating ingredients into a smooth paste. In a large bowl, pour the marinade over shrimp. Mix well, cover, and let marinate for at least two hours. Grill marinated shrimp on a charcoal grill, occasionally turning until cooked through, about five minutes.

In a blender, process garlic, ginger, chopped onions, tomatoes, honey, salt and pepper into a smooth paste. In a sauce pan heat two tablespoons of cooking oil. Fry dry whole red chilies till dark. Add the spice mixture and sauté on medium heat till the oil starts to separate from the spices, about 5-8 minutes. 

Add red bell pepper, and scallions. Stir thoroughly to coat with spices. Cook until vegetables are tender and add grilled shrimp. Do not overcook shrimp. Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper. Garnish with chopped cilantro. Serve with rice, or roti.

Recipe by Tulsi Regmi


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