October 7, 2009

Fried Shrimps with Bell Pepper

What do you do when you are lying on the bed not able to sleep?? Think about something, right! ME TOO...and ever since I started blogging everything I think about is cooking! Creating something new that was my aim. So I start preparing my dish in my mind. Take a pan…Add some oil...fry the onions,., Add a little bit of this and a little bit of that…a pinch of this and a dash of that…Taste it...na...missing something.! Let’s add this!
And there you go...Walla you have made the perfect dish and you think of a perfect name too.
But then when you wake up in the morning and Google for that Perfect creation of yours…(To make 100% sure it is authentic) alas….someone else already has invented it!!
Has this ever happened to you??Horrible isnt it!!! But I am not giving up yet… if am sure with the 100’s of spices and variety of food items …We are bound to create something new!

Fried shrimp with bell pepper is a very simple dish. All I did was add the fried shrimp into sautéed onion and bell pepper. Maybe I can add the marinated shrimps with the onion and bell pepper and fry it together. But I wasn’t sure how it will cook .Will try next time!
So here is a recipe for shrimp fried with bell pepper!


For marinating

  • 2 cup of medium sized shrimp  
  • 1.5 tsp Red chili powder (Depending on your taste buds) 
  • ¼ tsp Turmeric powder 
  • 1/4 tsp Garam masala powder 
  • 1 1/2 Tsp Ginger Garlic Paste
  •  Salt to taste.

To Fry
  • 1 small onion thinly sliced 
  • 1 Bell pepper diced 
  • 1 tsp mustard seed 
  • Lemon juice 
  • Salt to taste.


  • Marinate the shrimp with all the powders and the paste at least for 15 minutes. 
  • In a frying pan add some oil and fry the shrimp. Remove when done and keep it aside. 
  • In a kadai, add a tsp of oil. Splutter the mustard seeds. 
  • Add the onions. When it gets translucent add the bell pepper and cook till it is tender. Add a pinch of salt. (REMEMEBER, we have added salt to the shrimp.)
  • Add the cooked shrimp into the kadai. Mix.Let it cook for about 2 minutes.
  • Add Lemon juice. Mix well.
  • Remove from Flame and serve!