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  1. 1 Tbsp. vegetable oil
  2. 1 large Onion, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced
  3. 2 cloves garlic, mashed with 1 tsp. ground coriander and 1 Tbsp. grated fresh ginger
  4. 1 tsp. ground coriander
  5. 2 lbs. peeled Shrimp (medium size)
  6. 1/4 tsp. black pepper
  7. 1 lb. tomatoes, halved and cut into thick slices
  8. 1 tsp. salt
  9. 4 cups water, approx.
  10. 1 cup grits, soaked in water
  11. 4 ½ cup basmati rice (or other short-grained rice)


  1. ¼ cup vegetable oil
  2. 2 yellow onions, halved and thinly sliced
  3. ½ tsp. ground cardamom
  4. ½ tsp. ground black pepper
  5. 1 tsp. curry powder
  6. 1 tsp. ground tumeric
  7. ¼ tsp. ground cloves
  8. 1 bunch fresh coriander (cilantro), chopped
  9. Grated peel of one lime*
  10. 1 clove garlic, mashed with 1 tsp. ground coriander and 1/2 tps. black pepper
  11. 1 lb. peeled Shrimp (medium size)


Heat oil over medium heat. Add sliced onions and sauté until golden. Stir in garlic/spice mixture and pepper. Stir in Shrimp. Add tomato slices, and cook for 10 minutes over medium heat.

Add water and salt. Increase heat and bring to a boil. Add rice, stirring to mix evenly. Reduce heat and simmer until all the water is absorbed. Remove from heat. To prepare the topping, sauté the Onion in oil until golden. Add the spices, chopped coriander, grated lime peel, and garlic/spice mixture, stirring to mix well. Add Shrimp, and sauté until cooked through (about three minutes).

Spoon Shrimp/rice mixture onto a platter, arrange Shrimp topping on top.