Our Tandoori Spice combines a blend of spices (coriander, cumin, nutmeg, red pepper, garlic, paprika and onion) with our own MSG. It pairs well with chicken and pork and offers a unique taste that is also a bit spicy.
While most people think of tandoori as a seasoning, in fact it is a cooking method using a tandoor – a clay oven found in traditional north Indian, Pakistani and Afghan cooking. You can make Tandoori Chicken quickly by skewing a half of chicken, seasoning well and cooking it over intense heat.
- Coriander: All parts of the coriander plant are edible, but the fresh leaves and the dried seeds are the parts most commonly used in cooking. Coriander is common in South Asian, Middle Eastern, and Mediterranean cuisine. It offers a sweet, pleasant taste with a hint of citrus and is often described as a cross between sage and lemon.
- Cumin: Originally cultivated in Iran and Mediterranean region, cumin is mentioned in the Bible in both the Old Testament and the New Testament. The ancient Greeks kept cumin at the dining table in its own container; this practice continues in Morocco. Cumin has a slightly bitter, warm and powerful taste.
- Nutmeg: Nutmeg is the seed of the tree used for flavoring many dishes, usually in ground or grated form. In Indian cuisine, nutmeg is used in many sweet as well as savory dishes. It has a strong, warm, nutty and sweet flavor profile.
- Crushed Red Pepper Flakes: Made from hot dried red peppers, crushed red pepper flakes offer an easy way to add some heat to any dish. Crushed red pepper shakers have become standard fare at Italian restaurants and especially pizza parlors in the U.S.
- Granulated Garlic: Garlic powder has a different taste from fresh garlic. If used as a substitute for fresh garlic, 1/8 teaspoon of garlic powder is equivalent to one clove of garlic. It has a strong and intense profile.
- Paprika: Paprika is a spice made from the ground, dried fruits of either bell pepper or chili pepper varieties. The seasoning is used in many cuisines to add color and flavor to dishes. It has a warm, sweet, peppery and pleasant taste.
- Onion Powder: Onion powder is ground, dehydrated onion. It is a common seasoning and is typically used in pasta, pizza, and chicken preparations. It adds a pungent, sharp, and savory note to dishes.