Best Tandoori prawns (spicy shrimps) recipe

How to make Tandoori Prawns (shrimps) recipe

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Tandoori prawns (shrimps)

Prawns is one of the healthiest seafood loved by all over the world. Prawns is also known as shrimps but they have few differences. Like their size, prawns are big compare to shrimps. And they are little sweet in taste than shrimps.

There are many health benefits of prawns if you include it in your diet. They are the main source of high quality protein includes all nine essential amino acids in the right portion for the body to function.

Prawns are rich source of Vitamins B-6 ,     B-12  and Niacin, which helps build muscle, give energy to body and replenish red blood cells.

Eating prawns helps build strong bone as they contains phosphorus, copper and magnesium. They are also rich in Iron.

Prawns have low cholesterol levels. And they are rich source of Selenium, which is one of most effective antioxidants.

For more healthy seafood recipe check the below links for more details :-

Bombil (Bombay duck) fry recipe

Healthiest seafood recipe Tandoori crab

Seafood recipe Tandoori Pomfret

There are hundreds of recipes out there for prawns that you can try.  Today we are going to try it with a traditional way of cooking method over charcoal Tandoor.

Cooking over charcoal Tandoor is one of the healthy and hygenic method . Because there is very less amount of oil is used and the food is cooked in it's it' juice over slow flames. Also it gives you a smoky flavours.

Preparation time :- 90 minutes

Cooking time :- 7-8 minutes

Difficulty :- Easy

Yields :- 2 servings

Prawns (shrimps) recipe using charcoal tandoor

Ingredients :-

* 6-7 pieces of medium size Prawns.

* 2 teaspoon Greek yogurt ( preferably overnight hung).

* 1 teaspoon ginger garlic paste.

*  1/2 teaspoon red chilly paste.

* 1/2 teaspoon chilli powder.

* 1/2 teaspoon Cumin powder.

* 1/4 teaspoon Turmeric powder.

* 1 teaspoon lemon juice.

* 1/4 teaspoon Garam masala.

* 1/4 teaspoon carom seeds ( ajwain).

* 1/4 teaspoon chat masala ( optional)

* 1 teaspoon Cooking oil.

* 1/3 teaspoon clarified butter ( optional)

* Salt as per taste.

Fresh pieces of prawns (shrimps) for Tandoori prawns Recipe

Red chilli powder Cumin powder, garam masala salt for Tandoori prawns
Red chilli powder Cumin powder Garam masala salt

Greek yogurt,red chilly paste ginger garlic paste for Tandoori prawns
Greek yogurt, ginger garlic paste and Red Chilly Paste

Step by step instructions to make Tandoori prawns recipe spicy shrimps

* First we need to peel and devein the prawns. To peel the prawns, remove the head and legs. Peel the shell from the prawns. Squeeze the tail to remove it from the body if desired.

Peeled prawns (shrimps) for Tandoori prawns Recipe
Peeled prawns

* To devein prawns use a small sharp knife. Make a slit along the middle of the back to expose the black vein . Pull out the vein

Deveined prawns for Tandoori prawns Recipe
deveined prawns

* Wash and clean them using running cold water. Let them pad dry using a kitchen towel or tissue napkins.

* Marinate them using half of the lemon juice, chilli powder and salt. If you want spicy shrimps then increase the amount of chilli powder (cayenne pepper) for the recipe.

Marinated prawns with red chilli powder salt lemon juice for Tandoori prawns Recipe
First marination

* Take a mixing bowl, add the yogurt, red chilly paste, ginger garlic paste, cumin powder, turmeric powder,carom seeds, garam masala,chat masala and salt . Mix them very well using a Whisk. Add the remaining oil and lemon juice and mix.

* These mixture is known as Tandoori masala which is used to marinate and cook the prawns.

To know more about how to make tandoori red masala check the below link :-

How to make Tandoori masala

* Mix the first marinated prawns with this tandoori masala and let it refrigerated for 60 minutes to marinate and absorb all the flavours.

Prawns mix with tandoori masala for Tandoori prawns Recipe
Mix with tandoori masala

* Take iron Shewer and shew them in it leaving small  gaps between them.

Shewered prawns for Tandoori prawns Recipe
In Shewer

* And cooked in a preheated Ovalclay tandoor for 7 minutes. Apply some butter while cooking to keep them moist if necessary. The prawns become crisp golden.
Cooking prawns over charcoal Tandoor for Tandoori prawns Recipe
Cooking over charcoal Tandoor

* Serve them hot squeezing some lemon juice and chat masala over them. They goes best with green mint chutney.

* Prawns are generally cooked in short time.

* You can  cook them using preheated Oven also. Brush your baking tray with some oil or butter and place the prawns and cook them for 15 minutes.

* You can also grill the prawns using a non stick pan also. Just remove excess masala and grill them for five minutes flipping both sides till crisp golden.


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