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This is an easy recipe for a homemade Tandoori Spice Mix. It needs only 10 ingredients and 5 minutes to throw together. It's Gluten-Free, Paleo, Low-Carb, Keto and Whole 30 friendly.
High side shot of Tandoori Spice Blend in a white and green pottery bowl with wooden spoon
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This is an easy recipe for homemade Tandoori Spice. It needs only 10 ingredients and 5 minutes to throw together. Gluten-Free. Paleo. Low-Carb. Keto. Whole30.

High side shot of Tandoori Spice Blend in a white and green pottery bowl with wooden spoon

Making your own spice blends are always better. You can control the salt content and ensure there are no added sugars, starches or MSG in the mix.

Making this blend is as easy as combining a mixture of spices. To really blend the spices together well, give the mix a whirl in a mortar and pestle. It’s does a great job truly blending the different spices and unlocking their flavors.

You can use the spice mix as a rub, and the paste as a marinade.

To make a Tandoori Rub, all you need to do is use your homemade masala blend and mix it with either yoghurt or lime juice – or both!

How To Make Tandoori Masala?

Ingredients:

  • ginger
  • ground coriander
  • cumin
  • turmeric
  • ground cloves
  • cinnamon
  • garlic powder
  • onion powder
  • cayenne pepper

Step-by-Step Instructions:

Top shot of white bowl with unmixed spices, two spoons holding salt and pepper in top left corner
  1. Mix all the spices together.
  2. Store in an airtight container.

FAQs:

What Is Tandoori Spice Made Of?

Recipes can vary depending on their origins, but the most common ingredients tend to be: garam masala (mix of common ground spices), garlic, ginger, onion, cayenne pepper.

What does tandoori spice taste like? It’s like any other typical Indian spice blend – rich, aromatic, and spicy.

Is Tandoori Spice Spicy?

Since the Tandoori Spice Blend contains a good amount of cayenne pepper, it is traditionally a very spicy blend.

In the case of this Tandoori Spice Mix recipe, we toned the spice down a little bit, to make it more kid-friendly.

Homemade Tandoori Spice Blend Recipe:

High side shot of Tandoori Spice Blend in a white and green pottery bowl with wooden spoon

Homemade Tandoori Spice Mix

This is an easy recipe for a homemade Tandoori Spice Mix. It needs only 10 ingredients and 5 minutes to throw together. It’s Gluten-Free, Paleo, Low-Carb, Keto and Whole 30 friendly.
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Course: Condiment
Cuisine: Indian
Prep Time: 4 minutes
Cook Time: 1 minute
Total Time: 7 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 7kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 2 tsp ground coriander
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric
  • 1/8 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/5 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper (optional)

Instructions

  • Mix all the spices together.
  • Store in an airtight container.
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Nutrition

Calories: 7kcal | Sodium: 1154mg | Potassium: 30mg | Fiber: 0.4g | Sugar: 0.2g | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 0.5mg
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    1. Hi Chad, I’m so sorry – I’m not sure why the garam masala didn’t make it into the recipe card – it is definitely a BIG must. Thank you for bringing it to my attention – I will go through my notes and fix the recipe card as soon as possible.

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