Food recipe Tandoori masala

How to make Tandoori masala 

Tandoori masala is a very well known masala in the subcontinent of India, Bangladesh, Nepal , Pakistan and Afganistan. People of these regions love  to eat tandoori food items.

This  tandoori masala is also known as tandoori red masala in hotels and restaurant.

To make this tandoori red masala you need Kashmiri chilly paste.  Without this paste you cannot get the red colour like the one you get in restaurants kababs and tikkas.

In India we make tandoori masala as a paste with hung curd or thick yoghurt without any excess water. All the ingredients are mixed with the curd and mustard oil is mixed with the masala.

Tandoori masala and Garam masala are different with each other.

Tandoori masala is used to marinate foods that are cooked in a tandoor. While garam masala is used in a cooked food to give it a additional flavour.

Tandoori masala is a mix of many masala where garam masala is also used but in garam masala some whole spices are used to make it.

Garam masala comes in a powder form whereas Tandoori masala comes in both powder form and paste form.

When it comes to tandoori food's, tandoori masala is very important as almost 80% of all tandoori foods are prepared with tandoori masala.

Tandoori food's like chicken Tikka, tandoori chicken, fish tikka and paneer Tikka  are all cooked using tandoori masala.

These foods are cooked basically by a traditional cooking method, the most popular one is ovalclay charcoal tandoor.

You can read some delicious recipes made using a charcoal tandoor.

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Tandoori food items are very tasty and healthy as foods are prepared using open fire. Less amount of oil is used to make them and the food get cooked in its own juice.

Tandoori foods are Crispy, juicy and very soft in texture. So to make a perfect and tasty  tandoori food items , you need a perfect Tandoori masala.

A perfect and  an authentic tandoori masala  is simple to make at home.

 Tandoori red masala recipe

Tandoori masala is a mix of spices used to marinate tandoori food's. Commercially it comes as a dry powder but at home or in restaurants you can make it as a masala paste with yoghurt.

Preparation time :- 10 min

Cooking time :- 6-7 min

Difficulty :- easy

Author :- Mobasir hassan

Ingredients 

   • 200 gm of Hung curd or greek yogurt  

   • 2 teaspoon ginger garlic paste

   • 3 teaspoon kashmiri red chilly paste

   • 1 teaspoon garam masala powder

   • 1 teaspoon cumin powder

   • 2 teaspoon red chilli powder

   • 3 teaspoon mustard oil

   • 2 teaspoon  cooking oil

   • 1 teaspoon chat masala

   • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder

   • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper powder 

   • 1 teaspoon lemon juice

   • 1/4 teaspoon rock salt or kala namak

   • Salt to taste

   How to make the recipe

   Preparation
 
   1. In a mixing bowl take the yogurt and
       add the ginger garlic paste, red chilly
       paste, red chilli powder, garam masala,
       cumin powder, turmeric powder, salt,
       chat masala, black salt, black pepper
       powder.

   2. Using a whisk mix everything nicely.

   3. Pour the mustard oil and cooking oil
       and further whisk everything. You can
       use cooking oil instead of mustard oil as
       well.

   4. Mix for a minute so that the oil get
       nicely incorporated with the masala.

   5. Now add the lemon juice and give a
       final mix.

   6. Tandoori masala is ready to use.

                           Video

 Tandoori masala recipe video


Recipe notes

• To give it the distinct red color appearance use Kashmiri red chilly paste. If you don't have the Kashmiri chilly paste then use a good quality red chilli powder or Kashmiri red chilli powder.

• If you don't have Kashmiri chilly paste then use two teaspoon gram flour (besan) roasted with butter or oil and mix with the masala. This will act as a binder

Below you can read the step by step method with photos to make tandoori masala for a better understanding...


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Ingredients

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Method of preparation

1. The most important ingredient is the curd we use to make the masala. The curd should preferably be a hung  curd , overnight hung curd is perfect. There should not be any excess water in the curd.

2. Take a mixing bowl and add the hung curd.

3. Now add one by one all the above ingredients to the hung curd and mix well using a Whisk.

4. check the seasoning of the mixture.

5. Add the lemon juice to the mixture. You can also add Vinegar instead of lemon juice.

6. Mixing properly using a Whisk is important as every ingredients should mix properly.

7. Now its ready the Tandoori masala also known as Tandoori Red masala.

8. Mix this masala to your preferred chicken,fish or meat and cook.


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Important thing 

* To give it a distinct Red color , Kashmiri chilly paste is used. You can avoid it. But the chicken Tikka and tandoori chicken are Red in color and you only get this type of color using the Kashmiri chilly paste.

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