I. Love. Indian. Food. I’m not just saying this because I’m full, hundo p Indian. But come on – thick, fluffy naan with creamy masalas and chutneys and rice? There are few foods more comforting to me than Indian. But there are also few foods that leave me in as much of a paralyzed food coma as Indian food does. I’m all about the realness, people.
My goal is to make Indian food taste good, but also be good for you. I’m nixing all the heavy cream and butter in traditional indian food recipes and giving you ones that are fresher, healthier, and won’t leave you immobile on the couch. Promise.
Healthy Shrimp Masala with Tomatoes and Onions (Do Pyaza)
- 3-4 medium tomatoes chopped
- 1 whole onion chopped
- 4 cloves of garlic minced
- Olive oil
- 1 tsp turmeric
- 1 tsp cumin powder or ¼ tsp cumin seeds
- 1 tsp cayenne powder or more if you want it spicier
- Salt to taste
- Green chilies
Heat oil in (about 3 TBSP) in large skillet. Add and garlic + onions and cook until brown and translucent. Add cayenne, turmeric, cumin powder, salt and cook until the masala is well incorporated. Add 3-4 chopped tomatoes and cook until completely soft and brown. Add cilantro and green chilies and cook 3-4 mins. At this point, you can add more salt or cayenne pepper to taste if you want it spicier. Add shrimp and cook about 6 minutes until it is tender.
This shrimp masala recipe is amazing on it’s on with rice, in a pasta, or with some naan. You can even eat it straight up. Super versatile and delicious!