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Tandoori style prawns

Tandoori style prawns

Recipe supplied by Heart of England Fine Foods.

Serves 4 as a snack or starter. 


  • 4 tablespoons plain yoghurt
  • 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric
  • 250g/10oz large peeled raw prawns
  • 50g/2oz unsalted butter


  • Place yoghurt in a bowl and lightly beat with a whisk until smooth and creamy. Add ginger, garlic, lemon juice, salt and pepper, cumin, garam masala and turmeric. Push this liquid through a sieve, add the prawns and marinate for 30 minutes.
  • Melt the butter in a pan, remove the prawns from the marinade and fry the marinade in the butter until thick and bubbly. Add the prawns and cook quickly until pink, do not over cook.
  • Serve in a bowl with cocktail sticks, or on a bed of basmati rice as a starter.