Sanjeev Kapur

Indian Dried Shrimp

  • Servings : 2
  • Prep Time : 15m
  • Cook Time : 15m
  • Ready In : 30m

This Dried Shrimp recipe is simple to make and tastes yum. It goes well with bread and rice.


  • 6 small bunches of Samudra Methi cleaned, chopped ( fenugreek harvested in microgreens)
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 2 onion chopped
  • 1 green chili chopped
  • 3 tbsp vinegar
  • 1 tbsp red chili
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 t/s turmeric
  • 1 t/s coriander seed powder
  • 2 kokam (Garcinia Indica)
  • salt as per taste


Step 1

Firstly wash the dried shrimps. Now take a bowl add salt and vinegar. Soak the washed shrimps in it for about 10 to 15 mins.

Step 2

Slice onion, green chilies. Also very important to was the methi leaves as they have a lot of mud. So wash them carefully and after chopping them place them in a wide bottomed dish with water.

Step 3

Take a wok Or vessel add oil. Once oil is hot saute onion and sugar for 3 to 4 mins Or until changes color.

Step 4

Add red chili powder, turmeric and coriander seed powder. Mix all nicely for a minute more.

Step 5

Put the soaked shrimps in vinegar. Add them all and saute well for a minute more.

Step 6

It's time to add the chopped methi leaves into it. Combine all nicely.

Step 7

Cover with a lid and add some water over it and keep for 5 to 7 mins on low flame. You will notice the leaves changing color and becoming tender.

Step 8

After 3 to 4 mins add kokam. Cook without lid for 2 to 3 mins more. Lastly add salt for seasoning.

Step 9

Serve hot with bread Or rice Or bhakris.

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