Tandoori Chicken Masala

    This is another spice mixture readily available at most Asian stores. However, many like to make their own and this is
    a basic recipe. I personally like Shan branded packet varieties that come from Pakistan.

    Makes - 20 gm:
    Preparation time: 10 minutes


    Ingredients:
  • Coriander Powder - 3 tablespoon
  • Cumin Powder - 3 tablespoon
  • Garlic Powder - 3 tablespoon
  • Paprika Powder - 3 tablespoon
  • Chillie Powder - 3 teaspoon
  • Ginger Powder - 5 teaspoon
  • Mango Powder - 5 teaspoon
  • Dried Mint - 5 teaspoon
  • Red Food Colouring Powder - 1 teaspoon


    Method:
  • Mix all the ingredients together.

  • Store in an airtight container and use when necessary.


    Variation:
    Red food colouring powder can be replaced with 7-8 drops of liquid food colouring. Freshly grated ginger and garlic
    paste can also be used instead of the powder variety. However, this can only be added while marinating chicken.


    Tips:
    To make a complete marinade for 1 Kg Tandoori Chicken, simply add 3 tablespoon of the above mixture along with
    250 gms of plain yoghurt, 2 tablespoon of salt and 10 tablespoon of oil- viz. Mustard, Groundnut, Sunflower or any
    other of your choice!