tandoori masala

Tandoori spice

Make your own Tandoori spice. Its easy to make, just toss it all into a blender and you have fresh Tandoori for your curries. Tandoori gives every curry or spicy recipe a really fantastic authentic Indian food taste.

What you need

1 cup cumin seeds
½ cup coriander seeds
2t fenugreek seeds (optional)
½ t carum seeds (optional)
8 green cardamom seeds, removed from pods
10 whole cloves
2t whole black peppercorns
1t ground mace
1t fennel seeds
4 bay leaves
1 x 2cm piece stick cinnamon

The process

Grind up the individual spices, seeds and pods in a pestle and Mortar and simply mix them all together, place in an air tight container.

Pop it in the fridge and it will stay fresh for many months.

You would normally use about 2 tablespoons of the Tandoori mix with 1kg of meat in your curries.

Try it with this Tandoori chicken recipe