Seafood And Fish – Shrim Bhutuwa (Nepali Food Recipe)

Shrimp Bhutuwa – (Nepali Stir-Fried Shrimp)


  • 1 lb. shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 5 garlic gloves, halved
  • 1 in. ginger, julienned
  • 5 fresh red chilies
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice
  • 1 cup green onions, cut in 1 in. length
  • 1 cup red bell pepper, cut in 1-in. strips
  • 5 dried red chilies
  • 2 tablespoons cooking oil for stir-frying
  • Salt and Pepper


  • In a processor, blend garlic, ginger, fresh red chilies, turmeric, honey and lime juice into a smooth paste.
  • In a non-stick pan heat two tablespoons of oil.
  • Add dried red chilies and fry till dark.
  • Add spice paste; fry for another couple of minutes until the oil starts to separate from the spices.
  • Transfer shrimp to the pan, add salt and pepper and stir continuously to brown on high heat for about two to three minutes.
  • Reduce the heat to medium and add green peas, red bell pepper and green onions; stir for five minutes or so until vegetables are cooked.
  • Do not overcook shrimp, or else it will become rubbery.
  • Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper.
  • Drain excess oil, if necessary.
  • Serve with steamed rice and roti (flat bread).

Author: Tulsi Regmi