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Tandoori masala 1

Tandoori Masala Powder

This tandoori masala powder is a mix powder of varieties of whole spices and has a salty, sour as well as hot flavor. Also it makes the dish reddish in color due to the presence of Kashmiri whole red chili.
5 from 13 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Spice Mix
Cuisine Indian
Servings 1 cup


  • 3 tbsp Cumin seed
  • 4 tbsp Coriander seed
  • ½ tbsp Black peppercorn
  • 8-10 no. Green peppercorn
  • 2 no Black cardamom
  • 2 inch Cinnamon
  • ½ tbsp Clove
  • 2 no. Mace
  • 1 no. Nutmeg
  • 2 tsp Kasoori Methi
  • 14-15 no. Kashmiri whole red chili
  • 1 tbsp Ginger powder
  • ½ tbsp Garlic powder
  • 1 tsp Black salt


  • In a pan first take Cumin seeds, Coriander seeds, Black peppercorns, Green cardamoms, Black cardamoms, Cinnamon sticks, Cloves, Mace, Nutmeg.
  • Over low-medium heat, dry roast for few minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Roast until golden in color and aromatic.
  • Transfer to a plate and allow to cool.
  • Into the same pan add all the Kashmiri whole red chilies and dry-roast them until fragrant, stirring occasionally.
  • After that add kasoori methi and give a quick stir.
  • Turn off the heat and allow to cool down completely.
  • Transfer all these roasted spices into a mixer jar and grind to a coarse mixture first.
  • Then add garlic powder, ginger powder along with black salt to it.
  • Grind well until everything is nicely incorporated.
  • Transfer the powder onto a plate, spread it and cool down completely.
  • Take a clean and dry air-tight container and put all the powder into this.
  • Store this tandoori masala powder to use in any kind of tandoori dishes !


  • Roasting the spices perfectly is the main step in making any masala powder. So be careful during those steps.
  • Instead of whole nutmeg, nutmeg powder one can choose.
Keyword easy and quick, Masala Powder, Tandoori Masala Powder