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Tandoori Marinade

How To Make The Tandoori Marinade

This delicious and aromatic marinade is sure to tantalize your taste buds with its unique blend of spices, yogurt, and mustard oil.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 2 mins
Course Sauces
Cuisine Indian
Servings 1 bowl
Calories 355 kcal



  • Firstly, gather all the ingredients including mustard oil, ginger and garlic paste, cumin powder, coriander powder, chili powder, Kashmiri chili powder, fenugreek leaves (Kasuri methi), chat masala, garam masala, and salt in a bowl. Mix these ingredients well.
  • Then add a tablespoon of lime juice along with yogurt to the mixture and combine it together until it turns into a thick paste-like texture.
  • After combining all the ingredients together and making sure there is no clumping in the marinade.You can now use this delicious tandoori marinade on your favorite meat or vegetables as desired.


  • Let the marinade sit overnight or at least an hour before cooking to allow the flavors to fully absorb.
  • Although Kashmiri chili powder is an optional ingredient, using it will give the marinade a vibrant red hue.
  • Butter is ideal for tandoori cooking because of its high smoke point of 482°F (250°C).
  • Most restaurants use a little red food coloring in the marinade. To add food coloring and achieve the same restaurant-style effect, mix it with the melted butter before adding it to the other ingredients. The amount of food coloring will depend on the type [powdered, liquid, or paste], as well as desired effect. 


Calories: 355kcalCarbohydrates: 20gProtein: 7gFat: 30gSaturated Fat: 16gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 65mgSodium: 5137mgPotassium: 633mgFiber: 11gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 5567IUVitamin C: 7mgCalcium: 240mgIron: 8mg
Keyword Tandoori Marinade, Tandoori mix, Tandoori sauce
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