These are the best damn tandoori prawns you’ve ever have. Spicy, smoky, crunchy outside, juicy inside and that masala has enough pizzazz to make you fight over the last piece.

This tandoori prawn’s recipe for your dinner party! The magic marinade adds a burst of flavor and these cook in minutes. They’re spicy, smoky, juicy and all things good, so get ready to fight over the last piece!



  • For the Marinade –
  • ¼ cup Hung Curd
  • 1 teaspoon Ginger Garlic fresh Paste
  • 1 teaspoon Chili Powder Red
  • 1 teaspoon Coriander Powder
  • ¼ teaspoon Turmeric Powder
  • ½ teaspoon Garam Masala Powder
  • 1 Lemon Juice
  • Salt to taste

For the Prawns –

  • 12 Prawns deveined and cleaned (use Medium sized)
  • 2 tablespoons Butter Melted
  • 1 Mango ripe, peeled and chopped for the Mango Chutney
  • 1 Lemon Juice
  • A pinch of salt
  • 2 teaspoons Coriander chopped
  • ½ teaspoon Chili Flakes optional
  • Chat Masala and chopped Coriander for Garnish



  1. Add all the ingredients listed under marinade to a bowl, and mix well.
  2. Add the prawns to the bowl and coat well and set aside. I recommend marinating these for at least half an hour and up to two hours for better flavor.

Mango Chutney –

  1. In the meanwhile, to make the mango chutney, blend mangoes, lemon juice and salt in a blender and make puree.
  2. Add the chopped coriander and mix for 5 seconds till you see bright green specks. Sprinkle with chili flakes (optional).

Microwave/Oven Method –

  1. Once the prawns have finished marinating, pre-heat Microwave/Oven to 220-degree Celsius.
  2. Skewer the prawns using the equipment provided with your oven, brush them with melted butter and grill for 10-12 minutes.
  3. Brush once more after 5 minutes, keep grilling.
  4. Take out the prawns  after 12 mins and brush with butter right before serving.

Stove-top Method –

  1. Alternatively, if you don't have a Microwave, heat a grill pan on the Gas stove.
  2. Apply some butter to the pan base.
  3. Once hot, arrange prawns on the pan so that they don't overlap and sear on high heat for a minute on either side.
  4. After one minute, reduce the heat to medium and cook for 5-6 more minutes.
  5. Prawns cook pretty quickly so be careful about the cooking time. Brush once more with butter right before serving.

Sprinkle with chat masala and chopped coriander and serve with the mango chutney.

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Calories: 245kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 92mg | Sodium: 318mg | Potassium: 406mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 1565IU | Vitamin C: 97mg | Calcium: 139mg | Iron: 3mg

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