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Marinated Grilled Shrimp (Tandoori Jhinga)

Marinated Grilled Shrimp (Tandoori Jhinga)

Tantalize your taste buds with this Indian version of grilled shrimp
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Indian, Marinated Grilled Shrimp, Tandoori Jhinga
Calories: 65kcal


Garam Masaala

  • 1 tbsp Cumin seed
  • 1 tsp Cardamom seeds, (removed from pods)
  • ½ tsp Whole cloves
  • ½ tsp Black peppercorns
  • 2 Dried bay leaves
  • 2 Three-inch cinnamon sticks, broken


  • 1 lb Uncooked extra-large shrimp, peeled (tails left on), deveined
  • ¼ cup Plain regular or fat-free yogurt
  • 2 tbsp Lime juice (1 lime)
  • 1 tbsp Finely chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 Medium cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp Ground cumin
  • 1 tsp Bishop's weed (ajwain)


  • Heat ungreased 6-inch skillet over medium-high heat. Place all garam masaala ingredients in skillet; roast 2 to 3 minutes, stirring constantly, until seeds crackle, spices turn one shade darker and the mixture has a nutty, sweet aroma. Transfer to a bowl; cool 3 to 5 minutes.
  • Place roasted spice blend in spice grinder. Grind until mixture looks like the texture of finely ground pepper. Store in airtight jar at room temperature for up to 1 month; beyond that, it will start to lose its full flavor. Makes 1/4 cup spice blend; use 1 teaspoon for this recipe.
  • In medium bowl, mix 1 teaspoon of the garam masaala and all remaining shrimp ingredients in medium bowl. Cover and refrigerate 30 to 60 minutes to blend flavors but no longer than 24 hours.
  • Brush grill rack with vegetable oil. Heat coals or gas grill for direct heat. Thread 4 shrimp on each of four 10-inch bamboo or metal skewers, leaving space between each shrimp. Cover and grill over high heat 3 to 5 minutes, turning once, until shrimp are pink and firm.

Nutrition Facts

1 servings per container

  • Amount Per ServingCalories65
  • % Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 1g 2%
    • Cholesterol 110mg 37%
    • Sodium 140mg 6%
    • Potassium 160mg 5%
    • Total Carbohydrate 2g 1%
      • Dietary Fiber 0.0g 0%
    • Protein 12g 24%

    • Vitamin A 2%
    • Vitamin C 2%
    • Calcium 4%
    • Iron 8%

    * The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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    Written by Lisa Yarde

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