Tandoori Prawns? Normally we hear Tandoori chicken, isn’t it? Oh my Indian friends, you don’t laugh at me. I am a fan of Indian foods. Last week I was craving for Tandoori Chicken, but when I checked my freezer, I didn’t have any chicken. Anyway I had some prawns. Can’t we try Tandoori Prawns?
Yes,it came out well & was tasty.
Here is my recipe
About 100g prawns cleaned, washed
1 cup plain yogurt
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp Garam Masala (Sri Lankan friends, If you do not have Garam Masala,don’t worry, use some SL roasted curry Powder)
¼ tspn turmeric powder
½ tspn salt
1 tsp ginger & garlic paste
Juice of half of a lime
2 tbspn oil
Red or orange coloring few drops
Mix all spices together & mix with yogurt. You can whish with a fork to get a smooth paste. Then add lime juice too. Mix well.
Add a drop of coloring to the mix & combine well.Tandoori food is always in red/orange colour, Authentic recipe is with some another ingredient which gives the color.
However nowadays edible colors are the option
Adjust the color & prepare the marinade.
Now add prawns to this mix & keep marinating for few hours or at least for 15 minutes.
The correct method is to use a Tandoori oven. But nowadays recipe has changed to use with an electric oven.
Bake the mix in an oven 450 degrees to about 25-30 minutes or until all the juice absorbed.
However I used pan fry method.
Heat 1 tbspn of oil in a flat bottomed pan.
Once the oil is hot, add the mix to the pan.
Allow to cook in very low flame until all the juice evaporated.
Turn the prawns time to time.
Tandoori Prawns are ready to serve.
(If you cook Tandoori Chicken, recipe is the same & use chicken instead of Prawns)