Tandoori Shrimp

Tandoori Shrimp
Tandoori Shrimp. Jill Chen/Getty Images
  • Total: 25 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Marinating Time: 10 mins
  • Yield: Serves 4 to 6
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
129 Calories
1g Fat
12g Carbs
19g Protein
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

These jumbo shrimp get a quick marinade in a traditional Indian mixture of spices and yogurt. The yogurt holds the seasonings in place and cooks down to a thin crust as the shrimp cooks.    


  • 24 shrimp (large)
  • 1/2 cup/120 mL yogurt (plain)
  • 1/3 cup/80 mL cilantro (finely chopped)
  • 2 tablespoons/30 mL mint (fresh, finely chopped)
  • 1 tablespoon/15 mL ginger (fresh, chopped)
  • 2 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 1 teaspoon/5 mL chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon/5 mL turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon/5 mL coriander
  • 1 teaspoon/5 mL cumin powder
  • 1 teaspoon/5 mL garam masala
  • 1/2 teaspoon/2.5 mL salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon/2.5 mL black pepper
  • Garnish: lemon or lime wedges

Steps to Make It

Peel and devein shrimp. Rinse and set aside on paper towels to dry. Combine remaining ingredients. Mix well. Place shrimp in resealable plastic bag and pour yogurt mixture into bag making sure all shrimp are well coated. Seal bag and place in refrigerator for one hour.

Preheat grill for high heat. Thread shrimp onto skewers. Place shrimp on hot grill and immediately brush with marinade. Grill for about 2 to 3 minutes per side or until done. Shrimp is done when the color has changed from a glossy gray color to a pink color.  Shrimp should take on a pink hue. Remove from grill and serve with sliced lemons or limes.