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Saturday, January 4, 2014

Tandoori Masala Powder

Tandoori Masala Powder
Tandoori Masala powder is prepared by freshly grounding Indian spices to use in tandoor or oven cooking. Different versions of tandoori masala powder exist based on region and cuisine. But this is my version of tandoori masala powder. Cumin seeds, coriander seeds, turmeric powder, nutmeg powder, garam masala items are used in preparation. Adding dry ginger and garlic is optional. Please check below for step by step instructions and pictures for preparing Tandoori Masala powder.

Preparation Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Yields: 1/4 Cup
Home-made Tandoori Masala Powder

Cumin seeds1 tbsp
Coriander seeds1.5 tbsp
Red Chillies6
Turmeric powder1/4 tsp
Nutmeg powder1/4 tsp
Garlic powder (Optional)2 tsp
Dry Ginger (Optional)small piece
Cinnamon stick2
Green cardamom2
Kasoori Methi1 tsp
Black pepper1/2 tsp

Dry roast cumin seeds, coriander seeds, red chillies, black pepper separately and allow it cool. Grind it with remaining ingredients into coarse powder.
1 Tandoori Masala Powder

Once cool down, Store this masala powder in air tight container for 6 weeks to 2 months.
Adding dry ginger and garlic powder is optional.  Instead fresh ginger and garlic paste can be used while preparing tikka's.


  1. Nice and flavorful masala for Tandoori..

  2. lovely post nithya... that's a really nice tandoori masala...

  3. Lovely post nithya n a very useful one as well. The tandoori masalas tht i have tried give out an artificial taste. Thnks for sharing this one.

  4. I am up for home made masala but its about time which holds me back. Yet, its there and the recipe is kept aside.

  5. nice post nithya. wonderful, flavourful tandoori masala and the spoon also looks great.

  6. I can almost smell the flavorful tandoori masala!! Very helpful post..

  7. Useful post,but I think can use this for rice recipes tool.


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