Introduction: Homemade Tandoori Masala Spice Mix

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Tandoori Masala. It's Homemade, Fresh, No preservatives

Making spice powder at home is always best and it gives unique taste/aroma to the dishes. It's summer time, I usually make whole roast chicken, grilled chicken/fish for my family. Hence, I thought of making my ownTandoori masala spice powder at home. All the spices that are ready to go in your pantry. You can make this in 15 minutes. It is so simple and wonderful. This spice powder is the basic for cooking variety of dishes like tandoori chicken/fish/prawn, butter chicken, spicy roast chicken, chicken 65 etc,..

Below mentioned recipe makes 2.5 cups of Tandoori masala.

Thanks for reading my instructable.

Step 1: Ingredients

The ingredients you will need,

4 teaspoon Ginger powder

4 teaspoon Garlic powder

2 teaspoon Nutmeg powder

4 teaspoon Kasthoori methi

4 teaspoon Cinnamon

4 teaspoon Cloves

4 teaspoon Mace

4 teaspoon Black peppercorns

4 teaspoon Black cardamom

6 tablespoon Cumin seeds

8 tablespoon Coriander seeds

1 tablespoon Dry orange food color (optional)

Step 2: Roast

Take heavy bottom pan, add in all whole spices.

Roast/Toss them over medium flame for about 3 minutes.

Remove the roasted spice to bowl, let it completely cool down.

Step 3: Blend & Sieve

Once it cooled down, take roasted spices in blender and add all ground spices into it .

Blend until smooth powder.

Sieve the spice powder through a strainer and store it in air tight container.

Step 4: How to Cook Chicken 65 Using Tandoori Masala

Take 1 lb of chicken (washed) in large mixing bowl.

Add 2 tsp of Tandoori masala, 1 tsp red chilli powder, 1 tbsp of lemon juice and salt to taste.

Mix well and marinade for an hour.

Heat oil in frying pan, fry the chicken in batch wise ( 1 batch = 5 pieces ).

Fry till it turns to reddish brown color. Drain the excess oil using paper towels.

Squeeze fresh lemon on the chicken pieces and serve with sliced onion and tomato.

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