Tandoori Prawn/Shrimp

Tandoori is such an easy item to make at home, of course with grill or dosa pan. It can't get easier than this, just mix the masala with the prawns, marinate and then grill for 5 minutes top, that's it, tandoori prawn is done. This one is a great party pleaser and am sure everyone would love this one to the core. Take a look..

  1. Prawns - 1/2 kg, shelled n deveined
  2. Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
  3. Red chilly powder - 1 1/2 tsp
  4. Coriander powder - 1 tsp
  5. Cumin powder - 3/4 tsp
  6. Orange colour powder - 2 pinches
  7. Yoghurt - 1 1/2 tbsp
  8. Lemon juice - 1 1/2 tbsp
  9. Ginger garlic paste - 1 tbsp
  10. Tandoori masala powder - 1 tbsp, optional
  11. Garam masala powder - 1 tsp
  12. Oil - to fry
  13. Salt - to taste
Other ingredients:
  1. Besan flour - 1 tsp
  2. Oil - 1/2 tsp
  3. Cumin seeds - 1/4 tsp

Prep work:

  • Mix the Besan flour and the cumin seeds with the oil and make a paste. Fry this paste until bubbly to get rid of the raw taste. Remove from the heat and reserve for later use.
  •  Soak the skewers over night in the water or at least put them in water until it is put to use.

  • Mix the turmeric powder, red chilly powder, coriander powder, cumin powder, orange colour powder, yoghurt, lemon juice, ginger garlic paste, tandoori masala powder, garam masala powder, salt and make a thick paste. 
  • Now add the fried besan flour mixture to this and combine well and form a thick paste.
  • Add the cleaned and deveined prawns to this masala mixture and combine so that all the masala gets evenly coated with the prawns.
  • Refrigerate overnight or keep the marinated prawns inside the freezer for at least 2 hours.

Grilling the prawns:
  • Heat a tawa/ dosa pan/ grill  over high flame with little bit of oil sprinkled on top.
  • Take a soaked wooden skewer and slowly insert thread the prawns one by one. Brush it up with enough oil and grill it on the hot tawa for 2 minutes , then flip them to the other side, brush them with oil and cook for 2 more minutes or until done. 
  • Repeat the same process for the remaining prawns.
  • Serve hot with yogurt , mint dip, or simply with cucumber and lemon wedges.

Notes/ Suggestions:
  • Adding fried besan flour mixture gives a slight coating as well as helps to hold the masala intact with the prawn. Got this tip from Saras of sarasyummybites.com Also don't add too much else it would not taste good and would end like  prawn bajji. 
  • Don't overcook the prawn, just 5 minutes is enough.



  1. Wow!!! This is completely mouth watering :O I need some now :(

  2. Till now i never tasted the prawns...hubby loves it very much,it looks wonderful dear!!

  3. Delicious and mouthwatering prawns. Excellent preparation.

  4. Well made and tempting Shanavi.. Irresistible.. Can't take my eyes from the lovely clicks :-)

  5. Beautiful clicks and well presented. Looks so delicious.

  6. superb presentation :) i love prawns.. will surely try this..

  7. Yummy & soooo inviting.. Mouthwatering clicks too.. Bookmarked.. :)

  8. looks divine..beautiful clicks.....

  9. Omg, i dont bother to inviting myself to ur place, wat a stunning and super droolworth tandoori prawns.

  10. Bookmarking this,too good.i am in love with your tawa.

  11. wow, Shobs love the new look of ur space and very tempting tandoori....




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