How to Make Tandoori sauce

How to Make Tandoori sauce - 1 23
  • 250 grams plain yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons tandoori masala
  • 1 tablespoon ginger-garlic paste
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • Salt to taste
Per serving
Calories: 120 kcal
Proteins: 2 g
Fats: 10 g
Carbohydrates: 5 g
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  • In a bowl, combine the yogurt, lemon juice, tandoori masala, ginger-garlic paste, ground cumin, ground coriander, paprika, turmeric, and salt. Mix well until all the ingredients are fully incorporated.
  • Taste the sauce and adjust the seasoning according to your preference. You can add more tandoori masala for a spicier flavor or more lemon juice for a tangier taste.
  • The Tandoori sauce is now ready to be used. You can either use it immediately or let it marinate for a few hours to enhance the flavors.
  • Serve the Tandoori sauce as a dipping sauce for grilled meats, such as chicken tikka or kebabs. It also goes well with roasted vegetables, naan bread, or as a marinade for meats before grilling or baking.

Tandoori sauce is a versatile and flavorful sauce originating from India. It combines yogurt with a blend of aromatic spices to create a tangy and slightly spicy sauce. It is commonly used in Indian cuisine as a marinade, a dipping sauce, or a condiment to accompany grilled meats and other dishes. The yogurt base provides a creamy texture while the spices add depth of flavor, making it a popular choice for adding a distinct Indian taste to various recipes.

Facts about the sauce:

  1. Tandoori sauce gets its name from the traditional clay oven called a tandoor, which is used for cooking in Indian cuisine.
  2. The red color of Tandoori sauce is often achieved by adding food coloring, but some variations use natural colorants like beetroot or saffron.
  3. Tandoori sauce is often associated with Tandoori chicken, a popular Indian dish where chicken is marinated in the sauce and then grilled or baked to perfection.
  4. The use of yogurt in Tandoori sauce helps to tenderize the meat and adds a creamy texture to the dish.
  5. Tandoori sauce can be customized by adjusting the spice level and adding other ingredients like fresh herbs or citrus zest to suit personal taste preferences.
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