Guest by Reem of Simply Reem : Grilled Shrimp – Tandoori Style

Life moves on. We meet so many people; some at work, few at friend’s party, some here and some there. We remember some and forget many. I have met so many friends through my blog. Out of the zillion people met in virtual, only few will make an impression on us. It could be a positive or negative one. One such person who has been so friendly and admirable is Reem. I came to know her through my closest friend Kankana. I have heard a lot about Reem through Kankana. And finally one fine day last year, we connected through facebook. From my short interations with her, I feel that she is super witty, extremely smart and uber creative. I have briefly spoken with her over phone. But everytime I pick up the phone to talk to her, my son would make tantrums. So my biggest todo list is to find some time to talk to lovely friends like Reem. I am so sorry Reem for not picking up the phone and calling you. When she told me that she is making something super easy, I loved the idea as I am running out of ideas to cook after a long day at work. So thank you so much Reem for sharing this lovely recipe. Her blog Simply Reem is a beautiful place to find quick and easy recipes. Be it a working women or a full time busy mom, I am sure everyone would love easy, breezy recipes. Do hop over to take a look at her amazing blog which carries even so amazing photographs.

Now over to you Reem.

Blogging has bought many wonderful and dear friends in my life. They have supported me in my highs and lows, encouraged me, inspired me and made me a better person and a better blogger in many ways. Friends many of whom I have not met but hope that one day I can sit  with them and enjoy a cup of coffee and talk. One day! Vijitha is one such lovely friend of mine. I connected with Viji recently; she is such a wonderful person full of warmth and kindness. One thing I can say for sure about her is that if you talk to her once you will absolutely fall in love with her lovely and pleasant personality right away. Before I start with today’s post I want to thank her for having me here on her wonderful blog “Spices and Aroma” Thanks Viji; and also a big sorry for being so late with this…

So when Viji asked me to do some Indian inspired quick and healthy dish the first recipe that came to my mind was Grilled Shrimps – Tandoori Style. I know this sounds little confusing but actually this is one of the easiest and absolutely delicious recipe for shrimp, trust me on this. The shrimps are marinated here in tandoori style marinate and then grilled, the marinade keeps the shrimp moist and juicy while they cook. This tandoori style marinade is loaded with awesome flavor and works perfectly with shrimps.

These make’s as a perfect dish for your summer grilling get together or if you want you can grill them indoor on a griddle pan. Serve them with a side of simple salad, or rice or some potatoes; they are always a hit so make sure to make a large batch!

Once again I would like to thank Vijitha for having me over; it is an absolute pleasure.



  • ½ pound large shrimps, peeled and deveined
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon ginger, minced
  • 2 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon red chili powder (less if you like mild heat)
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • ½ teaspoon Garam masala powder
  • Salt to taste.
  • ¾ cup plain yogurt
  • Lemon wedges and fresh mint leaves for serving


  1. Add ginger, garlic, lemon juice, red-chili, turmeric, garam-masala, salt and yogurt in a large bowl and mix well to make a smooth marinade.
  2. Add the shrimps to the marinade and let them marinate for 30-45 minutes. Marinate them in refrigerator.
  3. Thread the shrimps on the skewers and grill them until done, 2-3 minutes on each side.
  4. Transfer the skewers on serving dish, sprinkle with some lemon juice and garnish them with mint leaves. Serve immediately

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  1. A lovely guest post and recipe! Blogging has helped me make friends and meet many interesting people…



  2. Reem is awesome, love all her inspiring work!

    Reem today you have outdone yourself once again with your tandoori style shrimps. Such a smart presentation and the dish tastes certainly amazing.

  3. Hi Vijitha! Haven’t had a chance to talk to you since I met you last time. Hope all is well with you. Very nice guest post from Reem! She does a lot of things and I don’t know how she has time for everything! Love the tandoori flavored grilled shrimp. Reem is so creative with the skewers too! Great post ladies!

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