What is it about ?
Native to northern India, tandoori masala, also known as tandoori blend, is a collection of spices with a subtle and powerful taste. Its name comes from the tandoor, an Indian terracotta oven buried in the ground. A well-known blend of dark red color, tandoori masala is composed of the following ground spices: paprika, coriander, ginger, cloves, garlic, onion, hot pepper and cinnamon. Very present in Indian cuisine, the tandoori mixture is as fragrant as it is spicy.
How to use the tandoori masala in the kitchen?
As the name suggests, the tandoori mix is the essential ingredient in the preparation of the famous Indian tandoori chicken. This spice blend is a pleasant addition to all kinds of dishes based on vegetables, potatoes, shrimps and of course white meats. It is also very appreciated in the preparation of marinades and sauces providing both spice and many flavors. Like all spicy mixes, it is widely used with dairy products and coconut milk, thus softening its spiciness. Added at the very beginning of cooking, it will reveal all its subtlety, especially in slow cooking simmered dishes.
The virtues of tandoori masala
In addition to having taste properties, this tandoori spice blend provides many health benefits due to the spices that compose it: digestive, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant … To learn more about the virtues of these spices, see the pages dedicated to each one: paprika, cilantro, ginger, cloves, garlic, onion, hot pepper and cinnamon. (put links to the pages)