Give your tandoori delicacies an irresistible touch with this tantalising masala.

Tandoori cuisine enjoys a separate fan base, especially in North India. The tandoori style of cooking is believed to have originated in the North-Western frontier where the delicacies were cooked in a gigantic clay ovens or tandoor. Nowadays, one can get portable tandoors due to which cooking tandoori delicacies have become a lot easier.

Tandoori delicacies are quite a rage in India with every restaurant having some of the iconic ones in their menu. From classic tandoori chicken tikka to tandoori soya chaap or even naan, the tandoori-style of cooking has taken the culinary world by storm. Did you know that you can even make chai with tandoori-style of cooking? Interesting, right? But what makes all these drool-worthy tikkas and kebabs so irresistible is also the spice or masala that one can use before or after the dish is ready.

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Tandoori masala is a mix of spices that can take the taste quotient of any dish a notch above. One can simply prepare the masala at home and use it over your favourite kebabs and tandoori dishes for a stellar experience.

Here is a tandoori masala recipe that you can make at home in just about two minutes. All you need is a couple of spices and herbs, including dried and powdered ginger, garlic, black pepper, chaat masala, garam masala, red pepper, kasoori methi, onion and salt. Simply blend all these together to a fine powder. Store in an airtight jar and use it over all your tandoori dishes for a mouth-watering flavour and an aromatic experience.

You can use this masala in multiple curries and snacks as well to up the spice quotient a little.

Find the recipe of tandoori masala here.

Try it at home, use it over your tandoori delicacies and let us know your experience in the comments section below.

About Aanchal MathurAanchal doesn’t share food. A cake in her vicinity is sure to disappear in a record time of 10 seconds. Besides loading up on sugar, she loves bingeing on FRIENDS with a plate of momos. Most likely to find her soulmate on a food app.

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