Easy Tandoori King Prawn Recipe
Tandoori king prawn recipe is an Indian-style prawn starter that can be easily made on a pan. Make this tandoori jhinga for your next party and wow your guests!
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Appetizer, dinner, Party food
Kashmiri chilli powder
Turmeric powder, ground cumin, garam masala
Ginger garlic paste
(or minced ginger and garlic, ½ teaspoon each)
Tandoori king prawns
(or tiger prawns)
(Peanut oil or sunflower oil)
Heat mustard oil until you get a nutty toasted aroma. Add it to Kashmiri chilli powder (or paprika)while still hot. Let it cool.
Mix in the rest of the marinade ingredients. Add prawns and toss until they are coated well. Let them marinate for about 10 to 15 minutes.
Thread the prawns onto skewers.
Brush a grill pan with oil. Cook the prawn skewers for about 4 to 5 minutes on each side.
Grill the prawn skewers in batches, depending on the size of your pan.
Cooking tandoori prawn tikka in the oven
Preheat the oven to 200°C/392°F.
Arrange the tandoori prawn skewers on a sheet pan. Baste with cooking oil.
Roast in the oven for 5-7 minutes. (5 minutes for smaller tiger prawns and 7 for the jumbo ones.)
Smoked (or regular) paprika can be used as a substitute for Kashmiri chilli powder.
I use flat bamboo skewers which are easier to flip. If you only have the regular ones, use 2 skewers for each set of prawns.
If you cook in the oven, ensure that you don't overcook the prawns. Stick to the specified cooking time.
Tandoori king prawns cooked in the oven may not have the charred look like the grilled ones. But they taste equally amazing!