Tandoori Paste

My Favourite Marinades

Tandoori Chicken myfavouritepastime.com_3635This is my favourite tandoori paste which I sometimes also call the marinade. I am posting it because I want to find it quickly. I hope you’ll love it the way I do.

Tandoori Chicken myfavouritepastime.com_3633Combine the ginger, garlic, green chillies (if using), coriander leaves, lemon rind,  yoghurt and food colour in a small blender and blend until smooth. Add the spices and enough salt and pepper to taste and blend to combine.

Tandoori Paste

Preparation time: 20 minutes; Makes: ½ cup Tandoori Paste

Tandoori Paste Ingredients

  • 1½ inch root ginger, peeled and grated
  • 2-3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 fresh green chilli, finely chopped (optional)- you can also use dried chilli flakes
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped coriander leaves (cilantro)
  • 1 tablespoon finely grated lemon rind (zest)
  • 90ml (6 tablespoons) plain yoghurt
  • 1/8 teaspoon red food colour
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin (freshly roasted and ground is better)
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • Freshly ground black pepper and salt to taste

Instructions

  1. Combine the ginger, garlic, green chillies (if using), coriander leaves, lemon rind, yoghurt and food colour in a small blender and blend until smooth. Add the spices and enough salt and pepper to taste and blend to combine.

I have used this marinade to make the following:

  1. Tandoori chicken 
  2. Tandoori Chicken Legs
  3. Tandoori Chicken Sandwich

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Author: Liz

I love everything food: eating, cooking, baking and travelling. I also love photography and nature.

4 thoughts

  1. Looks wonderful Liz! I’ve never tried making my own. How easy is that! Thanks for the recipe. You are a very good teacher. I guess, speaking personally, things that look complicated or are new, we tend to pass over simply because we are unsure of the process. I know that applies to me. I see the next recipe is for Tandoori chicken legs etc. So I’m going to skip over to that one and then I will know! Grin!

    1. Oh I was making some tandoori paste for dinner so I needed it posted. The other one doesn’t even have photos yet. Will update it in time. Have a lovely evening!
      Liz

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