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How to make Tandoori Masala at home, Homemade Tandoori Masala

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How to make Tandoori Masala at home with step by step recipe - Nothing can beat homemade spices. Tandoori masala plays an important role in Indian dishes. It is a blend of Indian mixed herbs & spices, specifically for the use of marinating the chicken, potato, paneer tikka, fish and so many.

Preparing Tandoori Masala at home is very easy and quick process.
No preservatives, Unique Aroma and WONDERFUL taste!! 

I used it to flavor the Paneer Tikka, Chicken Kebabs, Makhani Gravies and other chicken curries.

The general idea is to mix tandoori masala in yogurt to make a flavorful marinade which has an authentic taste to your dish.

I have posted earlier tandoori masala made at home in my blog using with mixed of spices, both of them have unique aroma and taste. This time I made a big batch of masala around 1.5 cup & it just hardly take 15 minutes to prepare. 
This recipe is just dry roast the ingredients and blend it into a blender and keep it in air-tight container for future use.
You can use this masala with up to 2 months. Till 2 month, it stays fresh.   

I have used dry red chillies for taste and color, if you you can use Kashmir red chilies or paprika to get the dark red color or You can also add artificial food color to get dark red color. I have use cinnamon powder using instead of stick.

You can try end number of homemade spices like

Punjabi Chole Masala
Thandai Masala

Barbeque Masala

Total time : 15 minutes
Makes : 1.5 cup

Ingredients :

Nutmeg powder - 1 teaspoon
Kasoori methi or Fenugreek seeds - 2 teaspoon
Cinnamon powder / sticks - 1 teaspoon
Cloves - 2 teaspoon
Cumin seeds - 3 tablespoon
Coriander seeds - 4 tablespoon
Black peppercorns - 2 teaspoon
Black cardamom - 2 teaspoon
Green Cardamom - 2 teaspoon
Dry Ginger powder - 1 teaspoon
Dry Red chillies - 4-5 
Turmeric Powder - 1 teaspoon

Preparation Method :

1. Heat a non stick pan or wok or kadai. Dry roast all the above mentioned ingredients except nutmeg powder, turmeric powder, dry ginger powder till nice aroma comes. 

2. Don’t over-roast the spices as it may affect the taste. Remove from the heat and allow to cool.

Note* - If you are using stick, roast it  also with above ingredients as mention in the recipe or
If you are using cinnamon powder, don't roast it, just used it while grinding.

3. Grind roasted spices in a mixer to coarse powder. Add nutmeg powder, cinnamon powder, turmeric powder, dry ginger powder to it & grind again to smooth powder. Remove and keep aside. 

4. Allow to cool and store in an airtight container. Use it to prepare tikka or tandoori recipes.

Your HOMEMADE TANDOORI MASALA is ready. Store in airtight container for your future use.

Happy Cooking & Enjoy !!

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  1. Lovely Jolly dear...nothing like a homemade flavourful spice...ah can smell n best wishes for the contest....

  2. My mom used to make garam masala at home, but I never made any masala myself! Your tandoori masala looks awesome. I should give it a try sometime! :)

  3. Well said Jolly. Nothing can beat homemade spices. I'm in complete sync with you. Love the clicks.. Beautifully narrated excellent share.��

  4. Very useful post and lovely clicks. Thank you for the recipe, Bookamrked !

  5. As the previous blogger commented this as a useful post, I too agree on it...Making Tandoori Masala at home is just one of the best things to learn and try for. Lovely presentation and clicks.

    1. Thanks a lot dear Jeena, glad you liked it :)

  6. Its great to have homemade tandoori masala on hand.

  7. Thanks so much jolly .. nothing like home made masalas ..

  8. Huge shout out to Homemade masala. I love making masalas at home, preserving them and using them as sacred ingredients. a wow factor

  9. Wow!! I never made homemade tandoori masala. This looks perfect. Homemade is the best. This is a must try for me. :)