Tandoori Achari(Pickle) Shrimp/Scallops – Indian

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A tandoor is a clay cylindrical oven used for baking and cooking. They use charcoal or wood and the food is cooked on an open flame. Most Indian restaurants have one but most Indian homes are not lucky to have one, so we use gas/electric or sometimes even BBQ grills. Tandoori refers to a cooking method and involves the marination of meat, paneer(Indian cottage cheese) or any vegetables in yogurt and a spices.

If you do not have an Indian/Asian store near you, you can order Mango Pickle, Cumin Powder, and Tandoori Masala(Spice) on Amazon.

So why not add some quick spicy sizzle to your evening with some piquant tandoori achari (pickle) shrimp or scallops. I do not use yogurt for tandoori marination of Shrimp or Scallops. Ā 

Tandoori Achari (Pickle) Shrimp/Scallops – Indian

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: achari, pickle, shrimp, spicy, tandoori
Author: RGK/FootprintTheWorld


  • 1 Bag of thawed Uncooked shrimp peeled, deveined, tail off shrimp
  • Or Scallops approximately 15
  • 2 tsp fresh chopped garlic
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp cumin powder Indian store or online
  • 2 tbsp Indian Tandoori Masala Indian Store or online(any brand)
  • 2 tbsp Mango pickle (achar) Indian store or online(any brand)
  • 2 tsp red pepper flakes depending on taste
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • Salt to taste


  • Mix all the ingredients above and marinate for 20 mins
  • Heat a little Olive oil in the cast iron pan and cook for approx 2.5 minutes on each side ..(don’t overcook as they will get chewy)
  • OR you can also skewer them and cook them on them grill..
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š‘·š’‚š’š’š’Žš’‚ (Cocktail)

Author: RGK/FootprintTheWorld


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Always have FUN IN YOUR KITCHEN as every creation is your very own, and one of its kind masterpieces. This is my creation that I am sharing. If you do try the recipe, do tag me on my Instagram – Footprint The World and add the tag #footprinttheworld as it’s always so fun to see the different variations.

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