To make tandoori chicken (or fish or beef or even tandoori veggies), you need two essential components - lots of heat & lots of flavor.
For the heat, you may not be able to exactly simulate the cooking process of a tandoor - a traditional clay oven from South Asia - but a wood fire grill, a gas grill, or even the broil setting in your oven can get the job done.
For the flavor, that's as simple as creating a yogurt based marinade with our bright, aromatic, handcrafted Tandoori Seasoning. We combine rich, red spices - Sweet Spanish Paprika and the essential, vibrant kick of Kashmiri Chili Powder - with a hint of turmeric to create a bright reddish-orange blend. Then we mix in the warming spices commonly used in North Indian cuisine like ginger, cumin, garlic, and cardamom. For balance, we mix in coriander, and for a citrus note, dashes of mango powder. Finally, to emphasize that smoky tandoori flavor, we add in a touch of Smoked Spanish Paprika.
Our Tandoori Seasoning is best on chicken or fish, or on veggies like mushrooms and cauliflower. Click on the "Recipes" tab to find out more.
"I made the tandoori chicken wrap and the roasted cauliflower, and both tasted great with the tandoori seasoning! My wife also liked how healthy it was. Thank you!" -James D. from St. Paul, MN, November 17, 2013
For a pound of meat, create a tandoori marinade by mixing about a tablespoon of our Tandoori Seasoning with 1/4 cup yogurt, juice from a few wedges of lemon or lime, and a dash of salt to taste. Marinate the meat for a few hours before cooking on the grill.
Click on the image below for the recipe using our Tandoori Seasoning: