This tandoori spice blend is robust, aromatic and delicious! Rub it into meats and marinade before grilling or roasting.

Tandoori Spice Blend

So yesterday was my birthday.

I had coffee with my wonderful friend, Nichole. Spoke to many of my friends and family and received so many kind messages via facebook and various social media sites. In the afternoon I made muffins, hung out with my daughters, ate pizza for dinner. Oh, and my website was hacked. Yeah… little old Simply Scratch. What the everloving…

For a good 6 hours I believed I lost it all. Everything, including my sanity. That’s 7 years of memories, recipes, written content that cannot be rewritten, all the wonderful (and not so wonderful 😉 ) comments… oh and let’s not forget about all those photos! Gone. Vanished. Finito. I couldn’t wrap my mind around it. So I drank.

Being someone who believes in that what you put out, you get back… I would go from being confident things would work out and exude positive vibes… only to flip the script and be bawling my eyes out on Pat’s shoulder. Poor guy.

Luckily, Andy from Liquid Web — the fabulous hosting site I’ve been using for years — worked his brilliant magic and got it all back safe and sound. I don’t know how, but it’s all there. I learned a valuable lesson today: back up, back up again and save a copy of your website. Oh and have a super-duper, ironclad password.

Tandoori Spice Blend

Now that everything is up and running. I can’t sleep I’m so jazzed. SO I’m sharing this easy peasy tandoori seasoning recipe at 1:07 in the morning. Who needs coffee when you have adrenaline coursing through your veins?

It’s funny though, when I made this tandoori spice, I was pondering what I would write and how I could weave this recipe into the story or whatever. I had nothing, my mind was totally blank.

Thank you website hackers.

Tandoori Spice Blend ingredients

To Make This Tandoori Spice You Will Need:

  • paprika
  • ground ginger
  • cumin
  • coriander
  • turmeric
  • cardamom
  • garlic
  • cinnamon
  • cayenne
What Are The Best Spices For Making Your Own Seasonings and Spice Blends?

There’s no right or wrong brand. I will first say, buy what you can afford. However, not all spices are created equal as you tend to get what you pay for. Currently I use Morton & Bassett (not sponsored) because I find their spices to be top notch in texture, color and flavor. I love and respect what their company stands for not only with charitable work but also quality control. With that said some other wonderful brands I’ve used over the years are Simple Organic, Frontier Co-op and Penzys.

measure and add spices to a clean jar

In a clean glass jar, measure and add 2 tablespoons paprika, 1 tablespoon each ginger, cumin, coriander and turmeric, 1 teaspoon each cardamom and garlic powder, 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon and 1/2 to 3/4 teaspoon cayenne (depending on your level of spice).

stir spices to combine

Stir to combine

Tandoori spice blend or tandoori seasoning, is simply amazing! Unfortunately most kitchens don’t have clay ovens (Tandoor) in their kitchens, but that doesn’t mean the spice can’t be used! Rub it into meats or in marinade before grilling or roasting. I’ve rubbed it on lightly oiled pita wedges and then baked them into crispy chips for dipping in my hummus. So versatile.

Tandoori Spice Blend

It’s also robust, aromatic and delicious!

Try this spice blend out in this Oven Tandoori Chicken recipe!

spoonful of Tandoori Spice Blend

Enjoy! And if you give this tandoori spice blend a try, let me know! Snap a photo and tag me on twitter or instagram!

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Tandoori Spice Blend

Tandoori spice or tandoori seasoning, is simply amazing! Most people don't have clay ovens (Tandoor) in their kitchens but that doesn't mean the spice can't be used! Rub it into meats or in marinade before grilling. I've rubbed it on pita wedges and baked them into crispy chips for dipping in my hummus. Yields 1/2 cup.


  • 2 tablespoons paprika
  • 1 tablespoon ground ginger
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon ground coriander
  • 1 tablespoon turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 to 3/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper


  • Combine spices and store in an airtight container. Store the spice blend in a cool, dry spot for up to 6 months.
Serving: 1g, Calories: 108kcal, Carbohydrates: 20g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 4g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 2g, Sodium: 19mg, Potassium: 537mg, Fiber: 7g, Sugar: 2g, Vitamin A: 1081IU, Vitamin C: 28mg, Calcium: 138mg, Iron: 9mg