Tandoori Spice Mix

Ryan Eckles, Project Bread

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Tandoori Spice Mix

Tandoori is an Indian spice mix highlighting deep earthy tones from the paprika, cumin, cinnamon, and cardamom. This is great seasoning for roasted meats and vegetables or in soups and stews. This recipe calls for toasting any whole spices before grinding them. Although not necessary, it will add a yummy toasted flavor element to the mix.

Yield: 4 cups, 64 servings, 1 Tbsp portions


1 ½ cups paprika
½ cup coriander, whole or ground
½ cup cumin, whole or ground
½ cup kosher salt
¼ cup black pepper, whole or ground
¼ cup sugar
¼ cup ginger, ground
1 Tbsp + 1 tsp cinnamon, whole or ground
1 Tbsp + 1 tsp cardamom, whole or ground
2 tsps cayenne pepper


  1. Toast whole spices in a dry pan over medium-high heat for 30-60 seconds stirring constantly. Let the toasted ingredients cool before grinding.
  2. Grind spices until they form a powder.
  3. Combine all ingredients until well mixed and store in an airtight container.

Nutritional Information

Calories 20 calories Saturated Fat 0.1 g Sodium 588 mg Carbohydrate 4 g

* nutrient data and allergen information may vary depending on the specific ingredients and equipment used in your location.

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