Instant Pot Indian Butter Shrimp

Butter shrimps are a great treat to have. They fulfil your appetite and are delicious in taste. When served with mint chutney they become amazing.

Instant Pot Indian Butter Shrimp
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Course: Snack
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Indian Butter Shrimp, shrimps, whole-milk yogurt
Prep Time: 40 minutes
Cook Time: 18 minutes
Total Time: 58 minutes
Servings: 6
  • 2 lb large shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 1/4 cup plain whole milk yogurt
  • 2 tsp sweet smoked paprika
  • 2 tsp fresh lime juice
  • 1 tsp ginger freshly grated
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 tsp garam masala
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 shallots minced
  • 4 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes crushed
  • 1 cup tomato diced
  • 1/2 tsp lime zest finely grated
  • 1 1/2 tsp ginger grated
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro chopped
  • For marination take a bowl and mix yogurt, paprika, cumin, garam masala, lime juice, salt, garlic and shrimps in it.
  • Set this aside for 30 minutes.
  • Turn on the instant pot and select sauté.
  • Add shallots and butter in it and sauté for 3 minutes.
  • Add salt, ginger and red pepper flakes and sauté for 2 minutes.
  • Stir in cream and tomatoes.
  • Close the lid of the instant pot.
  • Set instant pot to Manual at high pressure and cook for 7 minutes. Release the pressure naturally through steam vent.
  • Add lime zest and let it simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Garnish it with cilantro.
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