Tandoori Masala Powder Recipe | Barbeque masala

What is Tandoori Masala?

Homemade tandoori masala powder recipe is a mix of spices that can take your marination to an altogether different level. Tandoori masala powder can not only be used during marination but also in gravies, sandwiches, salads etc.

Let’s talk about the ingredients for Tandoori Masala

Spices having strong flavors i.e. ginger (saunth) powder, nutmeg (jayphal) powder, mace etc are used to make Tandoori Masala. Make sure to use them in the mentioned quantity as their excess use will change the flavor of Tandoori Masala. Red food color powder is also used, although optional, gives a pro look to the appetizers (you know what I mean) and therefore should be used.

Another rare but useful masala powder is achaari masala. As is garam masala for gravies, so is achaari masala for bread. View the recipe here.

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How to make Tandoori Masala

1. Collect the ingredients : Measure the ingredients. And keep them ready.


2. Powder whole spices : Leave the ginger powder, garlic powder, and nutmeg powder. Add the remaining spices in a grinder. Make a fine powder. Sieve and extract to ensure there are no big pieces of any of the spices.


3. Add powder spices : Add garlic powder, ginger powder and nut meg powder to the spices mix. Mix well.


4. Dry roast the powder till aromatic : Dry roast the prepared spice mix till aromatic. Let it cool down completely. Store in an air tight container.


5. Bon appetit : Use tandoori masala in marinates and enjoy its goodness.


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