Creamy Curry Shrimp

I have been venturing into the kitchen A LOT more lately so I’m going to start sharing more of the recipes I’ve been experimenting with on the blog. Monday night I made Creamy Curry Shrimp, homemade “naan” bread (I put the quotation marks there because the recipe I used is not traditional at all) and basmati rice! It was my first attempt at making Indian food at home, and the recipes were really basic so not too far out of my comfort zone at all, but it ended up being super delicious!

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The Creamy Curry Shrimp recipe came from my 4-ingredients Company’s Coming cookbook that I randomly pulled out of the drawer for the first time in years the other day. So ridiculously easy I can’t not share!

Ingredients: 

  • 1 lb shrimp
  • 1 tbsp curry powder
  • 1 can of diced tomatoes with juice
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
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Directions:

Put shrimp in bowl, sprinkle with curry powder and stir up. Heat up wok or large frying pan on medium-high until very hot and add the shrimp for about 3 minutes then put back in bowl.

Dump entire can of tomatoes (juice and everything) in the wok and bring it to a boil. Reduce heat and let it boil gently until liquid is almost all evaporated. Add shrimp and sour cream, heat and stir until sauce is boiling.

My Modifications: 

I used pre-cooked shrimp, added a splash of 1% milk with the sour cream and also added about 3 tbsp of corn starch to thicken up the sauce!

“Naan” Bread 

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I used THIS quick stovetop naan bread recipe and it was great! Not quite like naan bread but close enough and perfect for dipping in the shrimp curry! I think next time I will plan to start cooking a little earlier so I can make traditional naan bread but on Monday night I did not have the 4 hours it would take to rise since I just started cooking at 6 pm!

A super yummy meal! And Eric even commented that “whatever I was cooking smelled awesome” while I was making it. Win win!

Do you enjoy Indian food? What are some delicious and easy recipes you’ve made lately? 

15 Responses

  1. Kelly says:

    Yum, this looks good! I haven’t had Indian food in awhile- I tried an Indian restaurant a few years ago that one of my students recommended and it was good so I’m not sure why I haven’t been back! I should see if Eric and I can adapt this recipe and make it with turkey or chicken since Eric doesn’t do shrimp 🙂

  2. Bronwyn says:

    I love Indian food. And I LOVE naan bread in particular. Yum. Yum!

  3. Jen says:

    Yummmmmm!!! Im TOTALLY going to be making this tmrw night. We LOVE indian food!! I have not made any at home. My mom usually gets the butter chicken (pre-made) from this lady who is always at the farmers market in the sumemrs.. have you seen her there? You wold love it!
    XO

  4. Nora says:

    YUM. I do enjoy Indian food and thankfully Trader Joe’s makes it super easy to enjoy as they have the curry sauces and Naan bread for me to buy. (I know, lazy cooking at it’s finest.) I haven’t had it in ages but I’m thinking maybe I’ll get it this weekend and see what knight thinks of it.

  5. Kara says:

    I loooove Indian food but have never made it because Kyle doesn’t like it 🙁 My mom makes butter chicken every now and then, so that’s how I satisfy my cravings.

  6. Meghan says:

    My lord that looks delicious. I may end up making this for dinner tonight. Thanks for the recipe 🙂

  7. Alli says:

    Yum! I am soooo making this. Indian food is loaded with things I have serious allergies to so I never eat it. In high school one of my really good friends was Indian (not surprising since the part of NJ where I grew up is affectionately called “Little India”) and her mom would make food specially for me that I could eat and I loved it. This recipe looks totally safe for me so I’m excited to try it!

  8. I loooooove Indian food! I actually had it for lunch today. Samosas are one of my all time favourite foods. I also love naan, butter chicken, etc. etc. etc..

  9. Travel Spot says:

    That looks really good. Another fun way to do it is to use the coconut milk from the can. Just put a couple tablespoons of that instead of the sour cream and it makes it really creamy and delicious!

  10. Katrina says:

    Love Indian food! We order it more then cooking it though. My day home lady is Indian and makes the most amazing food……I’d like to take some lessons from her! Lucky Taylor gets to eat her delicious food everyday!!

  11. Laura says:

    I often make my own Indian food, but minus the naan – which is the best part! Yet for some reason I’ve never taken the time to look for a naan recipe. That one sounds so easy, and I love that it’s all ingredients I keep permanently on hand!! Thanks for bringing it to my attention.

  12. Jessica says:

    Looks tasty! I LOVE good Naan bread. So tasty!

  13. Lisa of Lisa's Yarns says:

    Yum! I love that it has so few ingredients. Sounds easy and delish!! I am def going to try this!!! I LOVE Indian food. It is one of my fave cuisines. Phil and I got Indian on sat night and it was SO good. We each picked a dish we each loved but that the other person hadnt tried and then shared them. Which was fun! And we both loved what the other person chose (I picked butter chicken, he picked lamb biryani).

  14. Shoshanah says:

    I really enjoy Indian food, but I don’t believe I’ve ever really attempted making it. Although, that might have to change sooner rather than later!

  15. I shockingly have never had Indian food. I know I’d like it, but trying to convince my husband has been a bit tough since he lived with an Indian roommate and he assumes all Indian food must taste as bad as his roommates cooking smelled. Whoops. 😉 I may try to make this and just call it ‘spicy shirmp’ and see how it goes hahaha.