Shrimp in a Tandoori Marinade

Total Time
6hrs 39mins
Prep 6 hrs 30 mins
Cook 9 mins

Shrimp can be cooked in many ways. Here's an Indian grilled version, done with tandoori flavourings. Ideal as a main course or as part of an appetizer extravaganza. Prep time includes marinating time.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Thread shrimp on 8 10-inch skewers (if using wooden, they might not be as long so you may have to make more; soak wooden skewers in cold water for 30 minutes before threading shrimp onto them) and lay on a jelly roll sheet or any pan that will hold them in one layer.
  2. Marinate shrimp: In a small bowl, mix all ingredients well and spoon over skewered shrimp, cover completely.
  3. Slip into a plastic bag and refrigerate for at least 6 hours.
  4. Grill shrimp: Grill skewered shrimp over ashed coals for 3-4 minutes; turn and continue cooking 3 minutes more until done.
  5. Serve immediately with lemon wedges.
Most Helpful

I LOVE this marinade..I eat A LOT of shrimp and I am always looking for a new marinade.UNTIL NOW I have not been able to find one that was SPICY enough for my tastes.I LOVE this recipe though.I did not have the yogurt , but it was AWESOME anyway!

Tina Richardson February 08, 2002

Easy to put together. I like this recipe because the flavor is different from your typical BBQ shrimp. It is nice to give the crowds something new. We made this a second time and brushed the shrimp during grilling. I got twice as many compliments after cooking them this way :)

Lt. Amy September 26, 2007