Shrimp pickle

Recipe adapted from vazhayila.com…



You need –
  • De-shelled Shrimps – 500 grams. Cleaned and washed.

For Marinade:

  • Chili powder – 1 ½ teaspoons
  • Turmeric powder – ¼ teaspoon
  • Vinegar – 2 tablespoon
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil for deep frying

For seasoning:

  • Chili powder – 2 teaspoons
  • Turmeric powder – ¼ teaspoon
  • Mustard seeds – 1 teaspoon
  • Fenugreek seeds – ½ teaspoon
  • Garlic – 5-6 cloves, Minced
  • Ginger – Minced 2 teaspoons
  • Green chilli – 1, chopped
  • Curry leaves – 3 twigs
  • Vinegar – 2 tablespoons
  • Asafoetida – a big pinch
  • Gingelly oil – 3 tablespoon 
  • Salt to taste

How to –

Marinate the shrimps with the ingredients under “For marinade” and refrigerate for an hour.

For seasoning, make a paste of chili powder, turmeric powder and 2 tablespoon vinegar. Set aside.


Heat oil and fry the shrimps till golden brown and set aside.

In another pan, heat 2 tablespoons gingelly oil, add the mustard seeds and allow to splatter. Add the Fenugreek seeds. Add the minced garlic, ginger, chili  curry leaves, salt and fry till the raw smell is gone.


Add the chili  turmeric and vinegar paste. Mix well. Add ¼ cup water and bring to boil. Tip in the fried shrimps; mix well and saute for 3-4 minutes.



Turn off the heat and allow to cool. Once cooled completely add the asafoetida and vinegar and stir well to coat thoroughly.




Add 1 tablespoon of gingelly oil and store in a airtight container. Leave it on the counter top for a day before you refrigerate.


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7 thoughts on “Shrimp pickle

  1. Hi Anita, Thank You for the comment. You can bake them in the oven. To bake them just spread the marinated shrimps on a baking tray and bake till done or try the traditional way of sun drying the marinated shrimps for 2 days.

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