WHAT IS TANDOORI FOOD?
Tandoori-style foods are traditionally cooked in a tandoori oven which gives a certain special flavor to the foods. While it’s common in many Indian restaurants, it’s not exactly something most people have at home. However grilling is not too bad a substitute and the flavors in the marinade which is common to many tandoori dishes makes the dish anyway, in my mind.
HOW THEY’RE MADE?
These are really easy to prepare as all you do is put the shrimp in a mix of yogurt, ginger, garlic and spices to marinade. Then thread the shrimp on skewers and cook. Here I have served them with naan bread and a simple raita (a mix of yogurt, finely grated cucumber and a few spices – I generally add a little garam masala and salt) for a delicious street-food kind of meal. If you want to be a little smarter, you could serve them with rice and/or salad and vegetables. A little chutney on the side would also be great.
Tandoori shrimp are really easy to prepare and have such a fantastic flavor – there’s lots of aromatic spices without it being spicy, and the yogurt helps them to be lovely and moist. I already wonder why I didn’t make them sooner. They will definitely be on our menu again and I hope you’ll add them to yours.
Tandoori shrimp skewers with lemon wedges and lettuce is the perfect appetizer for warm summer evenings. Marinated in a delicious sauce made of Greek yogurt, tandoori masala, lemon, ginger and garlic, this is a scrumptious recipe that will take your breath away!