You can make this easy Indian curry in 30-minutes with shrimp, chicken, or both! This recipe is my go-to shrimp curry recipe that I make over and over again. Rich and flavorful spices give this Indian chicken curry dish the ultimate flavor that stands up to restaurant quality Indian curry! This easy recipe is low carb, keto, gluten-free, grain-free, sugar-free, and Trim Healthy Mama friendly.
Indian shrimp curry is one of my favorite dishes to make when I am craving something different. This keto shrimp curry is low in carbs but doesn't lack in flavor. Bold, creamy, and downright addictive. You can serve any Indian chicken curry or shrimp curry over regular rice or for a lower carb option reach for cauliflower rice.
This recipe can be made with chicken, shrimp, or both!
30 Minute Shrimp Curry or Chicken Curry
This one pot coconut shrimp curry is a quick and easy meal that is perfect for those busy weeknights. You get restaurant quality flavors in the comfort of your own peaceful and relaxing home. Ring the dinner bell and watch your family come running. Give my coconut curry a try as well!
Homemade Shrimp Curry Recipe
The sauce for this curry is straightforward. With a handful of spices, you can easily create a creamy and savory sauce that will blend with the shrimp and chicken nicely. I find using coconut milk helps give sweetness and tames down some of the heat from the curry sauce.
The turmeric offers a really stunning yellowish-red color to the sauce that is just gorgeous in presentation. This shrimp curry recipe is perfect for serving up guests.
What Does Curry Taste Like
Curry offers a unique blend of spice and somewhat sweet from the coconut milk. Depending on the type of curry you will get will depend on spices used.
For my shrimp curry, I use a mix of turmeric, cardamom, fennel seed, curry powder, and salt and pepper. The combination of these spices creates a flavorful and easy curry dish to give you that Indian inspired dish.
Is Curry Healthy To Eat
This is a lightened up version of Indian chicken curry so that you won't have the added fat like some versions. All recipes are tasty when eaten in moderation of course.
How To Tell If Shrimp Is Cooked
Since you are cooking your shrimp in the sauce, you can't always tell the shrimp turns from translucent to a bright pink and white. Here are some other signs to look for to know if shrimp is cooked through.
Take one of the shrimp and hold it by the tail. Merely push the tail down, and if it springs back it is a sign it is cooked through. The shrimp tail will not bounce back or stay limp if it is undercooked.
Another way is to feel the shrimp. Cooked shrimp will have a plump texture and feel firm when touched. If you touch raw shrimp, you will notice it feels tender or mushy almost.
The Best Sides to Pair With Shrimp Curry
Shrimp curry can be a dish in itself and not need a side. Let me share a variety of dishes you can make and pair next to shrimp curry.
- Serve over a bed of rice or cauliflower rice
- Cucumber Salad
- Keto Nann Bread
- Low Carb Chapati Bread
Bread is great for soaking up all the flavorful sauce that is left on your plate.
Best Way to Store Leftover Indian Curry
Fresh is best but if you have leftover curry, place in an airtight container and place in the fridge. If stored at proper temperature it can store in the refrigerator for two days.
Just warm up on the stove top or heat up in the microwave when you want to eat the rest. We do this a lot for quick lunches the next day.
I will warn the shrimp will become more rubbery as it reheats because it is already cooked, and as you warm, you will cook it more. It won't affect the flavor, just the texture slightly.
As you can see this Indian chicken curry recipe with shrimp is so easy to make. With a few ingredients, you can create an outstanding dish for dinner that will wow your family or dinner guests. Plus, it is always lovely having leftovers to treat yourself with the next day!
Skip ordering takeout from your favorite Indian restaurant and learn to make homemade shrimp curry today!
For a great vegetarian option try my Instant Pot Paneer Curry next!
Other Keto Shrimp Recipes to try:
- 1.5 lb boneless skinless chicken thighs cut into bite-sized pieces
- 1 lb tail on shrimp
- 5 tablespoon butter or coconut oil
- 1 cup onion chopped
- 3 tablespoon curry powder
- 1 tablespoon cumin
- 1 tablespoon fennel seed
- 2 teaspoon cardamom
- 1 tablespoon turmeric
- 1 cup canned coconut milk
- ¾ cup tomato sauce
- salt and pepper to taste
- Begin by melting 5 tablespoon of butter in a skillet over medium-high heat.
- Add the chicken pieces and chopped onion to the melted butter as well as salt and pepper to taste. Cook for 5-8 minutes until the chicken is cooked through.
- Add the curry powder, cumin, fennel seed, cardamom and turmeric, and stir until the chicken is well coated. Cook for roughly 30 seconds until the spices are fragrant.
- Reduce the heat to medium, and add in the tomato sauce and coconut milk. Stir to combine well.
- Mix in the shrimp, cover and simmer for 5-8 minutes until the shrimp is cooked.
- Serve on its own or over cauliflower rice.