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tandoori shrimp skewers on a plate with lemon wedges and lettuce

Tandoori Shrimp

Tandoori shrimp skewers with lemon wedges and lettuce is the perfect appetizer for warm summer evenings. Marinated in a delicious sauce made of Greek yogurt, tandoori masala, lemon, ginger and garlic, this is a scrumptious recipe that will take your breath away!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Indian
Keyword grilled shrimp, shrimp appetizer, shrimp kebabs, tandoori shrimp
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Servings 4 skewers
Calories 108.6kcal


The Marinade

  • 3 tablespoon Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon ginger-garlic paste
  • 1 heaped teaspoon tandoori masala
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon red chilli powder
  • salt to taste

Other ingredients

  • 400 grams or 0.88 lbs frozen raw shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 4 curly leaf lettuce
  • 1 lemon cut into wedges
  • 1 sprig cilantro leaves chopped
  • cooking spray
  • 4 wooden skewers soaked in water for half an hour


  • Whisk together the marinade ingredients in a deep bowl and place the shrimp in it making sure to cover it completely with the marinade. Keep aside for 30 minutes.
  • Thread the shrimp on wooden skewers, shaking off the excess liquid.
  • Spray all over with cooking spray.
  • Grill the skewers over a hot grill for 4-5 minutes until the shrimp turn an opaque pink and become slightly charred on the surface. Turn over and grill on the other side too.
  • Alternatively, line a baking tray with aluminium foil and place the skewers over it. Heat the oven to 350 degrees and bake for 10 minutes. Then, broil for 4-5 minutes until cooked through and slightly charred. Turn over and do the same on the other side.
  • Garnish with chopped cilantro and serve hot over a bed of lettuce.


  1. Instead of using my homemade tandoori masala, you can use a store-bought masala too. Everest is a good brand available quite easily in Indian stores.


Serving: 6shrimp pieces | Calories: 108.6kcal | Carbohydrates: 2.4g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 3.7g | Saturated Fat: 0.7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 54.9mg | Sodium: 178.5mg | Sugar: 4.2g