Shrimp with Garlic & Chiles


  • 1 pound medium shrimp, peeled, deveined
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon black or yellow mustard seeds
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 fresh hot green chili, seeds intact, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons fresh cilantro, finely chopped


  • Sprinkle turmeric and cayenne over shrimp and rub in.


  • Place the oil in a wok over high heat. When the oil is hot add mustard seeds until they pop. Put in the garlic and stir until golden. Add the green chili. Stir a coup of times. Put in the shrimp and cook until pink, 2-3 minutes. Sprinkle with salt and then cilantro and serve.SOURCE: Adapted from Madhur Jaffrey