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.

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Instant Pot Indian Butter Shrimp

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
Calories 289 kcal


  • 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


  1. For marination take a bowl and mix yogurt, paprika, cumin, garam masala, lime juice, salt, garlic and shrimps in it.

  2. Set this aside for 30 minutes.

  3. Turn on the instant pot and select sauté.

  4. Add shallots and butter in it and sauté for 3 minutes.

  5. Add salt, ginger and red pepper flakes and sauté for 2 minutes.

  6. Stir in cream and tomatoes.

  7. Close the lid of the instant pot.

  8. Set instant pot to Manual at high pressure and cook for 7 minutes. Release the pressure naturally through steam vent.

  9. Add lime zest and let it simmer for 5 minutes.

  10. Garnish it with cilantro.

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