Indian-Style Shrimp with Yogurt Sauce

Garam masala is a blend of Indian spices that may include cardamom, coriander, cumin, fennel, black pepper, and a variety of Northern Indian spices. The rich yogurt sauce counters the peppery shrimp. Serve over quick-cooking brown rice.


4 servings (serving size: 1 cup shrimp and 1 tablespoon yogurt sauce)

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Nutritional Information

Calories 180
Caloriesfromfat 22 %
Fat 4.4 g
Satfat 1 g
Monofat 1.8 g
Polyfat 1.3 g
Protein 29.4 g
Carbohydrate 4 g
Fiber 0.3 g
Cholesterol 255 mg
Iron 4.3 mg
Sodium 393 mg
Calcium 132 mg


1 (6-ounce) carton plain low-fat yogurt
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
2 teaspoons canola oil
1 1/2 teaspoons bottled minced garlic
1 1/2 pounds large shrimp, peeled and deveined
1 1/2 teaspoons garam masala
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper


Spoon yogurt onto several layers of heavy-duty paper towels; spread to 1/2-inch thickness. Cover with additional paper towels; let stand 5 minutes. Scrape drained yogurt into a bowl using a rubber spatula. Stir in chopped cilantro. Cover and refrigerate.

Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add garlic; sauté for 1 minute. Add shrimp; sprinkle shrimp with garam masala, salt, and pepper. Cook 6 minutes or until shrimp are done. Serve with yogurt sauce.

January 2006
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