Homemade Tandoori Masala Powder | How to make Tandoori Masala Spice Mix
Learn how to make Homemade Tandoori Masala Powder recipe with step by step pictures. Tandoori Masala Spice Mix can perk up any recipe and is a must have in your kitchen!
Course: Back to Basics
Cuisine: North Indian
Keyword: Back to Basics, Spice Powders
Servings: 1100gram Jar
Thick Bottomed Kadai/Fry Pan
1 cup = 250ml, 1 tbsp = 15ml, 1 tsp = 5ml
8-10Dry Red Chillies
In a thick bottomed kadai/pan, dry roast 2 tbsp cumin seeds and 1/4 cup coriander seeds until they are fragrant for about 4-5 minutes. Remove onto a plate to cool down.
In the same pan, add rest of the aromatic spices – 8- 10 Green Cardamoms, 3 Black Cardamoms, 2 Cinnamon Sticks, 2 Mace Flowers, 1/2 Nutmeg, and 2 tsp Cloves. Dry roast for about 4-5 mins on low flame. Remove from heat.
In the same pan dry roast 8-10 dry red chillies for about 2-3 mins on low flame, remove from heat.
In the same pan, add 1/2 tbsp Fennel Seeds, 2 tsp Black Peppercorns and 1 tbsp Kasoor Methi. Dry roast for about 2 mins. Remove from heat.
Let all the roasted spices cool down completely.
Add them to a blender and now add powders – 1/2 tsp turmeric powder, 2 tsp dry ginger powder, 2 tsp garlic powder, 1/4 tsp black salt.
Grind into a smooth powder.
Cool on a plate or newspaper before transferring to an airtight container. It is optional to sieve the powder to remove any coarse particles.
Store at room temperature in air tight container, use a clean dry spoon. Add it to your favorite tikka and tandoori dishes as recipe suggests.
To enhance the color, it is recommended to use Kashmiri red chillies.
If it is your preference, natural color like dry beetroot powder or artificial red color can be also be added.
Recipe measurement for spices are suggestive and can be adjusted as per personal preference.
Tandoori masala is usually added in the marinade which helps absorb & enhance the flavor. But it can also be used in curries & gravies.
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