Tandoori Marinated Prawns with Raita

Fragrant tandoori marinated prawns are cooled by this beautifully cool raita - a lovely Indian starter

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  • Serves 4

  • Prep time 5 mins

    plus marinating
  • Cooking time 5 mins

  • Total time 10 mins

    plus marinating
  • Skill level Easy

  • Calories 107 per serving

  • Prepare ahead yes


  • 2tsp Tandoori paste
  • 2tbsp thick yogurt
  • 1 x 400g bag frozen, raw, shell-off prawns, defrosted
For the raita:
  • 3tbsp thick Greek yogurt
  • 1tbsp fresh mint leaves, finely chopped
You will need
  • 4 skewers


  1. Mix the Tandoori paste and yogurt, and season. Add the prawns, mix well and marinate in the fridge for 20 minutes.

  2. Mix together the yogurt and mint for the raita, and season with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Set aside.

  3. When you're ready to cook the prawns, preheat the grill to its highest setting. Thread 5 marinated prawns on to each skewer and place under the grill for 2 minutes on each side or until cooked all the way through. Serve with wedges of lime and the raita on the side.