Total Time
3hrs 20mins
Prep 3 hrs
Cook 20 mins

This delicious recipe is picked out of the Foodcourt column by Anjali Vellody of the Weekend magazine. Hope you enjoy this wonderful dish to the fullest. Please note: Cook time is a guesstimate. If you try this recipe, let me know how long it took to cook.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a bowl, mix together the ginger and garlic paste with 1/3 cup of fresh lemon juice.
  2. Add salt, red chili, turmeric and garam masala powders, gramflour and yogurt. Mix well.
  3. Add prawns to this prepared mixture and toss to coat well in it.
  4. Keep aside to marinate for 2 hours.
  5. Skewer prawns and barbecue until done.
  6. Baste the prawns once with butter for a few minutes before they are done.
  7. Transfer to a serving dish.
  8. Sprinkle with 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice and mango powder.
  9. Serve and enjoy!
Most Helpful

loved this, i did not have the mango powder either, but added some coriander root and a 1/2 tsp of fresh unripe smashed mango (no idea if it would get close, but was looking to do what the other reviewer said it was great for...sharpness and accentuating)Either way it worked well.

MarraMamba August 31, 2007

Perfect combination of spices and prawns. The marinade is well balanced between hot notes (chili), tart notes (lemon) and the more comple flavours of tumeric and especially garam masala. I used our homemade garam masala and for this recipe it is essential to use the best spices. I have broiled the prawns at 530 F (275 C) for 4 minutes each side. But instead of butter I have brushed them with the marinade. To add lemon juice and mango powder before serving is fantastic, because it emphasizes the tart flavours which are needed to bring up all the different spices. As side dishes I served Paratha (whole wheat bread) and Kheera Raita (cucumbers in mint-flavoured yogurt). Thanks for sharing such a fantastic recipe.

Thorsten April 21, 2007

I couldn't find mango powder anywhere, so I just added a can of mango nectar to the marinade part. Delicious. Perfect heat, wonderful shrimp flavor.

Bogey'sMom July 16, 2004