- 6 garlic cloves, sliced
- 3 tablespoons coarsely chopped fresh ginger
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 2/3 cup whole-milk yogurt
- 1 large egg, lightly beaten
- 1/4 cup chickpea flour or whole wheat flour
- 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon garam masala
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground white pepper
- 1 1/2 pounds jumbo shrimps, shelled and deveined
- 3 tablespoons salted butter, melted
- Lemon wedges, for serving
- In a mortar, pound the garlic, ginger and salt to a paste; alternatively, puree in a mini-processor. Add the lemon juice and 2 tablespoons of the yogurt. Transfer the mixture to a large bowl. Whisk in the remaining yogurt along with the egg, chickpea flour, cayenne, turmeric, cumin, garam masala and white pepper. Stir in the shrimp and marinate for 2 hours.
- Light a grill. Thread the shrimp onto skewers. To suspend the shrimp 2 to 3 inches above the grill, place rocks or bunched-up foil on either end of the grill. When the fire is hot, rest the skewers on the rocks and cover the grill. Cook for about 5 minutes, or until the marinade has formed a firm, crusty coating on the bottom of the shrimp. Baste the shrimp with the butter and turn the skewers. Cover and grill the shrimp until just cooked through, about 4 minutes longer. Transfer the shrimp to plates and serve at once, with lemon wedges.
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