Preparation of South Indian Shrimp Kebabs with Cilantro Sauce

South Indian Shrimp Kebabs with Cilantro Sauce is a mouthwatering, spicy, and addictive dish. To make this spicy and delicious dish following ingredients are required:

  1. Scallions
  2. Ground coriander
  3. Ground cumin
  4. Fenugreek
  5. Fresh ginger
  6. Mint
  7. Nutmeg
  8. Paprika
  9. Greek yogurt
  10. Shrimp, try buying it from the best shrimp provider or the shrimp exporters.
  11. Ground cloves
  12. Serrano chile
  13. Cantaloupes

What is required to marinate the shrimps?

First, marinating the shrimp is mandatory. To marinate the shrimp following steps need to be followed:

  • ½ cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt
  • ¼ cup finely chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 teaspoons freshly grated lemon zest
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 serrano chilies or small jalapenos, seeded and minced
  • 2 tablespoons Hungarian paprika
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • ½ teaspoon ground fenugreek or turmeric
  • Pinch of ground cloves
  • Pinch of ground nutmeg
  • 1 ¾ pound peeled, deveined raw shrimp( 16-20 count)

Preparing cilantro sauce is another significant step to prepare this dish

  • 1 ½ – inch piece peeled fresh ginger
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 cup packed fresh cilantro leaves
  • 2 scallions, trimmed and cut into 2- inch pieces
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon ground coriander
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon sugar
  • ¾ cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt
  • 8 cups cubed ripe but firm cantaloupe( about 1 small melon; 1 ½ – inch cubes)


  • 8 cups cubed ripe but firm cantaloupe (about 1 small melon; 1 ½ – inch cubes)

Instruction of Preparation


To marinate shrimp: 

Chopped cilantro, lemon zest, 3 tablespoons lemon juice, whisk ½ cup yogurt, chiles, paprika, minced ginger, garlic, cumin, salt, pepper, fenugreek, or turmeric, cloves, and nutmeg in a medium bowl. Stir in shrimp to entirely coat. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours.

Step 2

Prepare cilantro Sauce:

Process ginger and garlic in a food processor (or blender) until they are finely chopped. Now, add cilantro leaves, scallions, mint, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, cumin, coriander, salt, and sugar. After that, ¾ cup and continue the process until smooth. Cover it up and freeze it up.


Now Kebab has to be prepared. Preheat a gas grill to medium-high heat or prepare a medium-high – heat fire in a charcoal grill.

Step 4

The shrimp and cantaloupe are threaded alternately onto 12 to 14-inch skewers. After discarding the remaining marinade, grill the kebabs, turning once, until the shrimp are cooked through, 6 to 8 minutes. Remove to a clean large serving dish.

Now, your dish is ready to serve. Serve with lemon wedges and cilantro sauce. To get the best result, buy your shrimps from the best processor & exporter of Seafood in India

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