Dr. Bombay's Shrimp Curry

Prep Time
Cook Time
1h 15m
Ready In

Recipe: #29869

July 04, 2018

"From Bernard Fox who played Dr. Bombay on Bewitched"

Original is 6 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (362.3 g)
  • Calories 390.6
  • Total Fat - 22.8 g
  • Saturated Fat - 13.6 g
  • Cholesterol - 173.8 mg
  • Sodium - 1050.4 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 31 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 4.2 g
  • Sugars - 4.6 g
  • Protein - 15.9 g
  • Calcium - 94.6 mg
  • Iron - 1.8 mg
  • Vitamin C - 32.5 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Melt butter in large pot. Add onion, celery, bell pepper, and herbs. Saute until veggies are soft, add garlic. Cook for a few minutes longer.

Step 2

In a bowl, combine Flour,1 tablespoons Curry Powder, salt, pepper, Cayenne Pepper. Sprinkle over vegetables, stir and continue cooking for five more minutes, add consomme. After the sauce thickens add wine. Simmer for 30 minutes.

Step 3

In the last 10 minutes add shrimp and continue to cook until shrimp is done. Remove bay leaf and cloves.

Step 4


Step 5

In pot add butter and curry powder

Step 6

Add rice to warm

Step 7


Step 8

Serve over the curried rice.

Step 9

Top with dollop of chutney.


No special items needed.

Editorial Notes

The ingredient tips, suggestions, variations, facts, questions and answers below are not edits to the original author's recipe. They are not meant to imply any change would improve the recipe. They're offered for convenience, alternative ideas, and points of interest. If you have any comments about them, please post in the Help & Ideas forum.

  • When selecting the shrimp, look for ones that are firm and have a pinkish color.
  • If you don't have white wine, you can substitute with chicken broth or apple cider.

  • Substitute olive oil for butter to make the dish healthier. The benefit of making this substitution is that olive oil is a healthier alternative to butter, as it is a monounsaturated fat that can help lower cholesterol levels.
  • Substitute cauliflower for the shrimp to make the dish vegetarian. The benefit of making this substitution is that it will make the dish vegetarian-friendly, and still provide a flavorful and satisfying meal.

Vegetarian Shrimp Curry Replace the shrimp with 1 cup of cooked chickpeas, and replace the chicken consomme with vegetable broth. Omit the white wine.

Yogurt Raita: A cooling yogurt-based condiment with cucumbers and tomatoes that pairs perfectly with the spicy curry. It helps to balance the flavors and adds a creamy texture to the meal.

Mango Chutney: A sweet and spicy condiment made from mangoes, sugar, and spices. It adds a burst of flavor to the meal and helps to balance the heat of the curry. It also provides a great contrast to the creamy texture of the yogurt raita.


Q: How long should I cook the curry for?

A: Simmer the curry for 30 minutes, adding the shrimp in the last 10 minutes. Be sure to remove the bay leaf and cloves before serving.

Q: What kind of curry should I use?

A: Use a mild curry powder or paste for a mild flavor. For a spicier flavor, use a medium or hot curry powder or paste.

1 Reviews


I did a half recipe using 300 grams (12 prawns with shell on) and used a hot Madras curry and did omit the celery otherwise made as per recipe and served over cauliflower sauce but let the delicious curry sauce coat the cauliflower for personally I don't think it needed a curry rice especially as the Madras curry powder is quite hot but it all made for a very enjoyable low carb dinner but I scoffed the lot (yes 3 serves of curry and one serve of rice and all but a tablespoon of the veg. just couldn't help myself.) Thank you dienia b made for For Your Consideration tag game at FF&F.


review by:
(27 Sep 2021)

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Fun facts:

Fun Fact 1: The recipe for Dr. Bombay's Shrimp Curry is based on a recipe created by Bernard Fox, the actor who played the beloved Dr. Bombay on the classic TV show Bewitched.

Fun Fact 2: The original recipe for Dr. Bombay's Shrimp Curry was created in the late 1960s and has been a favorite ever since. It has become a popular dish among fans of the show and is a great way to enjoy a classic dish with a modern twist.