A dried shrimp tomato pickle recipe is a flavorful and easy-to-make dish ready in under 20 minutes. This dish is perfect as a side dish or as a condiment to add flavor to other dishes, like rice or noodles.
It combines the rich, umami flavors of dried shrimp with the tanginess of fresh tomatoes, creating a perfect complement to any meal.
I started using it as a condiment for sandwiches and as a side dish for rice. I even paired it with samosas, and they tasted great together!
What I love most about this recipe is its versatility. You can adjust the spice level, and it can be as a condiment or a side dish. It’s also a great way to use leftover tomatoes and dried shrimp in your pantry.
If you’re looking for a new recipe, give this dried shrimp tomato pickle a go. Who knows, it may become a staple in your kitchen, too!
Ingredients for Dried Shrimp Tomato Pickle
Here are the essential ingredients needed to make this pickle.
Dried Shrimp: Dried shrimp are the star ingredient in this recipe. They add umami flavor to the dish. You can easily find small-sized dried shrimp with a pinkish-brown color at Asian grocery stores or online.
Tomatoes: For best results, use ripe and juicy vine-ripened tomatoes. Beefsteak or Roma tomatoes can also be used. Chop them into small pieces to absorb the flavors of the spices and condiments.
Spices: Cumin seeds, coriander powder, red chili Kashmiri powder, turmeric powder, and cumin powder.
Condiments: Oil (such as vegetable or olive oil) and Salt.
Other: Ginger, garlic, cilantro and green chili. (Adjust the amount of green chili according to your spice tolerance.)
Oil: Olive oil or any vegetable oil
Step-By-Step Photo Instructions
#1. Begin by dry roasting dried shrimp on medium-high heat for 3-4 minutes, stirring continuously. Once roasted, set it aside.
Note: Be careful not to overcook the shrimp while roasting, as they can quickly become burnt and lose flavor.
#2. Heat a pan over medium-high heat and add oil. When hot, add cumin seeds and sizzle until fragrant. Then, add green chili to the pan and stir for a few seconds.
#3. Next, add onions and sauté the onions until they are softened. Then, add ginger and garlic and sauté for a minute.
#4. Add the spices – turmeric, cumin, coriander, and red chili powder – and mix them thoroughly. Cook the mixture for a few minutes and add the chopped tomatoes to the pan.
#5. Place a lid on the pan and let the mixture simmer. Add water, and continue cooking until the tomatoes are soft and mushy.
#6. After the tomatoes have cooked, allow them to cool down for 5 minutes. Then, transfer them to a blender with cilantro, roasted shrimp, and salt. Blend everything until thoroughly combined. Transfer the pickle to a bowl and serve it alongside your favorite main dish.
Storing the Pickle
Store your delicious dried shrimp tomato pickle in an airtight container or glass jar in the fridge. It’s best to eat it within a week to enjoy its full flavor. Before you store it, make sure to clean the jar and lid thoroughly and let them dry.
Dried shrimp tomato pickle can be enjoyed in many ways. Here are a few serving suggestions to inspire your next meal:
#. As a side dish
- Dried shrimp tomato pickles can be served with plain rice, fried rice, roti, or noodles as a side dish. It adds a tangy, savory flavor that complements the starchiness of these dishes. It can also be paired with grilled or roasted meats, fish, or vegetables for a complete meal.
#. In a sandwich or wrap
- Dried shrimp tomato pickles can be used as a filling for sandwiches or wraps. It adds more flavor and texture. Pair it with fresh greens, avocado, or cheese for a delicious and satisfying meal.
#. As a condiment or dipping sauce
- Dried shrimp tomato pickles can be used as a topping or condiment, adding a zesty flavor to your meals. It’s versatile and can be a dipping sauce for samosas, chips, or even momos.
#. In a salad
- Dried shrimp tomato pickle can be used as a salad dressing. It adds a punch of flavor and acidity that complements the freshness of greens, fruits, or vegetables. Try it with a simple green salad, a fruit salad, or a roasted vegetable salad for a delicious and healthy meal.
Dried shrimp tomato pickle is a versatile dish that can be enjoyed in many ways. Experiment with different serving suggestions to find your favorite way to enjoy this delicious dish.
Other Pickle Recipes
Here are some other pickle recipes you might like:
Dried Shrimp Tomato Pickle (Delicious and Easy-to-Make Condiment)
- 1¼ cup chopped tomato (2 medium-sized )
- 1 tbsp chopped cilantro
- 2 green chili (Adjust as per your preference)
- ⅓ cup chopped onion
- 1 tsp minced garlic
- ½ tsp minced ginger
- ⅓ cup dried shrimp
- ½ tsp cumin powder
- ½ tsp coriander powder
- ½ tsp turmeric powder
- ½ tsp red chili Kashmiri powder
- ¼ tsp cumin seeds
- 1 cup water
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- salt (as per taste)
- Dry roast dried shrimp for 3-4 mins on medium-high heat. Set aside when done.⅓ cup dried shrimp
- Heat oil in a pan and add cumin seeds and green chili. Sizzle for a few seconds.¼ tsp cumin seeds, 1 tbsp olive oil, 2 green chili (Adjust as per your preference)
- Add onions and sauté until softened. Then, add ginger and garlic and sauté for 1 min.⅓ cup chopped onion, 1 tsp minced garlic, ½ tsp minced ginger
- Mix well with spices – turmeric, cumin, coriander, and red chili powder. Add chopped tomatoes to the pan. Add water and cook with a lid until soft and mushy.1¼ cup chopped tomato (2 medium-sized ), ½ tsp cumin powder, ½ tsp coriander powder, ½ tsp turmeric powder, ½ tsp red chili Kashmiri powder, 1 cup water
- Let the mixture cool for 5 minutes, then blend with cilantro, roasted shrimp, and salt.1 tbsp chopped cilantro, salt (as per taste)
- Serve with your favorite main dish.
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