Homemade Tandoori Paste Sauce Recipe
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Easy Tandoori Paste Recipe

The ultimate Tandoori Paste, homemade sauce to marinate your baked tandoori chicken.
Prep Time3 mins
Total Time3 mins
Course: Condiment
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: how to make tandoori marination, tandoori paste recipe
Servings: 16 Tablespoons
Calories: 12kcal
Author: Helene D'Souza


  • 1 cup Greek Yogurt
  • 1 Teaspoon Turmeric Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Red Chili Pepper or Cayenne Pepper, ground
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Black Pepper ground
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoons Coriander Seed ground
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoons Cumin Seed ground
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Cinnamon ground
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Cardamom ground
  • 1 Teaspoon Garam Masala ground
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Chaat Masala Optional
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Clove ground
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Tablespoon Ginger + Garlic paste
  • 1-2 Tablespoons Cilantro fresh, chopped, aka Coriander
  • 1 Teaspoon Oil


  • Add the yogurt to the mixing bowl with the spices, ginger garlic paste, salt, chopped fresh Coriander (Cilantro) and oil. Mix to a smooth paste.
    Easy Tandoori Paste Recipe - How to make Tandoori Masala Spice Mix Marination for Tandooru chicken, chicken tikka, tandoori fish, tandoori mushroom, soya tandoori etc. This is a medium sized batch, so you can freeze the rest and use whenerv you need a few spoonfuls. Takes only 2 minutes to make the homemade tandoori paste. www.MasalaHerb.com
  • Use directly to marinate chicken, vegetables, mushroom, seafood, fish, soya etc or freeze for another day.



  1. The Tandoori Paste makes a medium sized batch.
  2. Use how much ever needed to marinate chicken, vegetables, fish, seafood, soya or mushrooms and freeze the rest for another day.
  3. If you can't get Chaat Masala for the paste, just leave it out as it is optional. Chaat Masala can give a very authentic Indian flavor to the Tandoori Paste.


Calories: 12kcal | Protein: 1g | Sodium: 78mg | Potassium: 26mg | Vitamin C: 0.4mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 0.2mg