Tandoori Shrimp Recipe

Tandoori Shrimp is thought to be an East Indian dish by many, but -- like many things -- this idea is an invention of the mass media who spread the word about the popular restaurant in New Delhi which installed a tandoor oven in its kitchen.

The idea of tandoor preparation is to rub meat first with a spicy yogurt marinade, then cook it using a high heat. 

Because it is not likely that you have a tandoor oven at home use your barbecue to do the cooking and you'll get great results.

Tandoori Shrimp  serving suggestion
Tandoori Shrimp  preparation suggestion

Preparation time: 30 - 60 Min.
Cooking time: 10 Min.
Servings: main course dishes



• large shrimp peeled & deveined with tail on
• yogurt
• vegetable oil
• chile powder
• ground coriander
• ground ginger
• salt
• minced garlic cloves
• lemon, cut in half



  1. blend together yogurt, vegetable oil, chile powder, coriander, ginger, garlic, salt and the juice of 1/2 of the lemon.  Stir until well mixed.
  2. Add shrimp and stir til well covered.
  3. Cover and place in the refrigerator at least 1/2 hour, but no longer than 60 minutes.
  4. Preheat your barbecue at least 20 minutes or until the coals are bright red.
  5. Locate the grill directly over the coals and place the shrimp on the grill.
  6. Cook for 2 minutes then turn and cook the other side for another 2 minutes or until they turn pink and firm.
  7. Remove from grill when cooked.
  8. Squeeze the remaining lemon juice over the shrimp before serving.

Serve shrimp together with tortillas or naan (a flatbread from India) and Cucumber Raita, for a simple, satisfying dish

Good cooking, Bon Appetit and enjoy your Tandoori Shrimp!

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