Balti Masala Jhinga Recipe


Preparation Time20 MinCooking Time20 Min
Ready In40 MinDifficulty LevelMedium
Health IndexHealthyServings6
MethodMain Ingredient


 Vegetable oil2 Tablespoon
 Unsalted butter1 Tablespoon
 Onions2 Medium, sliced
 Garlic5 Clove (25 gm), minced
 Tomato paste2 Tablespoon
 Cumin seeds2 Teaspoon, pounded
 Coriander seeds2 Teaspoon, pounded
 Green chili pepper1 Small, seeded and minced
 Garam masala1 Teaspoon
 Red bell pepper1⁄2 , seeded, cut into thin strips
 Green bell pepper To Taste, seeded and cut into thin strips
 Raw shrimp1 1⁄2 Pound, shelled and deveined
 Salt To Taste

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 239 Calories from Fat 88

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 10 g15.3%

Saturated Fat 2.4 g11.9%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 177.7 mg

Sodium 269.2 mg11.2%

Total Carbohydrates 13 g4.2%

Dietary Fiber 2.6 g10.3%

Sugars 4.1 g

Protein 25 g50.2%

Vitamin A 14.4% Vitamin C 42.9%

Calcium 12.3% Iron 25.2%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Heat the oil and butter in a frying pan or wok over medium heat.
Add the onions and garlic, and saute until translucent.
Add the tomato paste and all the spices, and stir-fry for 1-2 minutes.
Stir in the peppers and saute for a minute longer.
Add the shrimp and stir-fry for 4-5 minutes or until the shrimp have turned pink and are cooked through.
Do not overcook.
Add salt to taste and remove from the heat.
Serve as an appetizer or as a main course with a legume dish, a side dish of vegetables, and paratha.