Tandoori Spice Mix

By: Susan Joy

Tandoori spice mix is used to marinate chicken pieces for the very popular Indian dish, Tandoori Chicken. This spice mix consists of a variety of warm, smokey, aromatic spices.

I like to double the spice mix and have extra on hand to prepare the marinade in a few minutes. (Just weigh out 45g and add to the coconut cream and lime juice and the marinade is all done). Tandoori Chicken recipe here.

Serves: 45g (Approx. 1/2 cup)  |  Prep Time: 00:05  |  Cooking Time: 00:00


  • 1 1/2 Tbsp smoked paprika, or sweet paprika
  • 2 tsp ground coriander
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 1/2 tsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp chilli, powder (I used medium strength)
  • 1 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp fine sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp fine black pepper, ground


Combine all the above spices together in a bowl, mix well.

Store in a glass airtight jar in the pantry to have on hand to make Tandoori Chicken. Keeps for up to 6 months.

You will find my Tandoori Chicken recipe here.

Article supplied with thanks to The JOYful Table.

About the Author: Susan is author of The JOYful Table cookbook containing gluten & grain free, and Paleo inspired recipes for good health and well being.

Feature image: Photo by Susan Joy.

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