Tandoori Masala

tandoori masala in a white bowl

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An easy tandoori masala recipe for adding a smoky flavour to grilled food! This is a must-have Indian spice rub with a medley of whole and ground spices. Gluten-free, vegan and made of 100% natural ingredients.



Whole spices

Dry ground ingredients


  1. Take the whole spices in a pan and toast them on low to medium heat until they become fragrant and change colour slightly. Remove from the heat and let them cool down completely.
  2. Transfer the toasted spices to a spice or coffee grinder and grind to a powder.
  3. Mix the ground ingredients well with the above spice powder.
  4. Store in a clean air-tight container, preferably glass.


  1. While toasting the spices, keep moving them with a wooden spoon in a to and fro motion so they don’t burn.
  2. Break the nutmeg into smaller pieces before toasting it. Wrap it in a clean cloth and smash it with a heavy object like a mallet. It will break easily on the first try.


Keywords: tandoori masala, Indian spice mix