Taste of India: Low-FODMAP (no) Butter shrimp recipe; Gluten-free, Dairy-free

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Low-FODMAP (no) butter-shrimp is a delicious, fragrant, flavorful low-FODMAP Indian meal that will satisfy your cravings.

I have loved Indian food since I was a medical student when I had the incredible experience of traveling to Nepal and India for 8 weeks to work in clinics and hospitals. Even though it was over 2 decades ago, I can still smell the incense and hear the music that infused the streets. What an unbelievably magical, beautiful and inspiring part of the world.

When I began low-FODMAP eating, I missed these flavors so dearly. It is such a pleasure to now be able to cook these low-FODMAP Indian food! This low-FODMAP (no) butter shrimp recipe will stimulate your palate and fill your home with delicious aromas.

You may also love my low-FODMAP Pad Thai and low-FODMAP Chicken and Potato Curry recipes.  Or check out over 500 more low-FODMAP recipes on the blog.

Be healthy and happy,

Rachel Pauls, MD

Low-FODMAP (no) Butter Shrimp Recipe- Gluten-free, Dairy-free

While this recipe has not been tested a single serving should be low-FODMAP based on the ingredients

Serves 4

Prep time: 5 min

Cook time: 10 min

Total time: 15 min


  • 1 (14.5 oz) can diced tomatoes (organic, nothing else added
  • 1 lb shrimp (can use raw or cooked); deveined, tails on or off per your preference
  • 1 TB garlic infused oil
  • 1 TB light corn syrup
  • 1 tsp minced ginger
  • 1 TB garam masala (contains: cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, cumin, black pepper, coriander)
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 2 tsp ancho chili powder
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) coconut milk (canned, full fat)
  • Garnish: (optional)
    • 1 cup lactose-free yoghurt (not for dairy-free)
    • ¼ bunch cilantro leaves


  • Heat oil in saucepan
  • Add ginger and brown for about 30 seconds
  • Place diced tomatoes in saucepan and add spices
  • Heat at medium for 5 minutes until just slightly simmering
  • Add corn syrup and combine
  • Slowly add coconut milk and bring to a simmer again

  • Add shrimp
  • If these are raw, allow to cook until pink
  • If shrimp are cooked then flavors only need 2-3 minutes to combine, do not overcook shrimp as they become rubbery
  • Garnish with sprigs of cilantro and lactose-free yogurt on side or as topping
  • Serve with low-FODMAP rice if desired

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