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Mumbai Shrimp Tacos

Servings: 8 tacos
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 5 mins
Total Time: 20 mins
These eastern spiced shrimp tacos served with avocado salsa will bring a little pizzazz to any night of the week!
Mumbai spiced shrimp tacos with avocado salsa
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Avocado salsa:

  • 2 avocados , diced
  • 1 ½ cup cherry or grape tomatoes (225 grams), halved
  • 1 jalapeno finely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice (1-2 limes)
  • 1 garlic clove , minced
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro (5 grams)
  • Salt and pepper , to taste


  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon ground paprika
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1 lb peeled and de-veined shrimp (455 grams), see Note
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil or butter
  • 8 taco-sized soft tortillas
  • Avocado salsa , above
  • Lime wedges and cilantro , for garnish


To make the salsa:

  • Mix together the avocado, tomatoes, jalapeno, lime juice, garlic, cilantro and salt and pepper. Set aside.

To make the tacos:

  • In a large bowl, combine the spices and salt and pepper. Add the shrimp and toss until well coated.
  • Preheat a large skillet to medium high heat and add oil or butter. Add shrimp and cook until opaque and slightly browned, about 1-2 minutes per side.
  • Serve immediately with tortillas, avocado salsa, lime juice, and cilantro.
NOTE: you may also want to remove the shrimp tails for easy taco assembly.
From Modern Comfort Cooking by Lauren Grier.


Calories: 256kcal, Carbohydrates: 22g, Protein: 16g, Fat: 12g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 143mg, Sodium: 943mg, Potassium: 429mg, Fiber: 5g, Sugar: 3g, Vitamin A: 482IU, Vitamin C: 15mg, Calcium: 127mg, Iron: 3mg
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Author: Annalise

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