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Tikka Prawns with Mango Raita

Serve spicy tikka prawn skewers with a refreshing sweet mango raita for a summery starter.

Prep Time

        Prep time: 50 minutes
        Cook time: 2 minutes
        Yield: Serves 4


    •    2 tbsps lime juice
    •    3/4 tsp ground turmeric
    •    2cm piece ginger, grated
    •    2 mangoes, flesh chopped
    •    1/4 cup (60ml) sunflower oil
    •    1 garlic clove, finely chopped
    •    1 small red chilli, seeds removed
    •    24 green prawns, peeled (tails intact)
    •    1 cup (280g) thick Greek-style yoghurt
    •    2 tsps garam masala (Indian spice mix)
    •    2 tbsps chopped mint, plus extra to garnish


  1. Soak 24 bamboo skewers in water for 30 minutes. Puree oil, lime, chilli, ginger, garlic and spices in a blender. Place in a snap-lock bag with prawns, toss to coat, then marinate in the fridge for 30 minutes.
  2. Thread prawns on skewers. Combine the yoghurt, mint and mango, reserving a little mango to garnish. Set raita aside.
  3. Heat a barbecue or chargrill pan on high heat. In batches if necessary, cook prawns for 2 minutes, turning, until cooked through. Serve with raita and extra mint.

This great family recipe is thanks to Delicious at


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