Learn How to Make Tandoori Masala with Rumi Spice

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What is tandoori? What does tandoori mean?

Tandoori is a style of cooking that originated in India. Tandoori dishes are cooked in a tandoor, a cylindrical clay oven that is heated to very high temperatures. The tandoor was traditionally used for bread making, but it has since been adapted for use with meats, vegetables, and even desserts. 

Where did tandoori originate? Where is tandoori commonly enjoyed?

Tandoori has its roots in the Indian subcontinent. The tandoori method of cooking is thought to have originated in the Punjab region. 

In recent years, tandoori has become increasingly popular in the Middle East. While the tandoori cooking method is still used, Middle Eastern tandoori dishes often feature lighter spices than their Indian counterparts. lamb tandoori is a particularly popular dish in the Middle East, and it is often served with rice or pita bread.

The tandoori cooking style was likely introduced to Middle East cuisines by Indian traders or soldiers, and quickly became popular thanks to its unique flavor and ease of preparation. Today, tandoori food is enjoyed all over the world, and the Middle Eastern version of this cuisine is definitely worth exploring.

How is tandoori made? How is tandoori served? 

Tandoori generally involves marinating meat or vegetables in a mixture of yogurt and spices before cooking them at a very high heat. Tandoori dishes are often served with naan, another popular Indian bread. 

Tandoori dishes are typically spicy, and they often feature yogurt or cream-based sauces to counteract the heat. Tandoori dishes are usually cooked at high temperatures, which helps to give them their signature smoky flavor and crisp exterior.

Tandoori chicken is often served with rice or naan bread and can be accompanied by a variety of dips and sauces.

Tandoori cooking instructions vary depending on the dish being prepared, but typically involve cooking the food over high heat for a short period of time. Whether you're looking for a traditional tandoori chicken recipe or want to experiment with tandoori spices in your own kitchen, there are many delicious options to choose from. 

Tandoori chicken is perhaps the most well-known tandoori dish, but tandoori lamb and tandoori shrimp are also popular.

What spices are used to make tandoori?

Tandoori spices typically include cumin, coriander, garlic, ginger, and chili pepper. These spices are often ground into a paste and used as a marinade for meats or vegetables.

Why we love it!

Juicy and smoky and spicy. Need we say more? Tandoori chicken combines all these flavors into the perfect chicken dish. We also like the fact that it has been adapted as it has spread in popularity to other regions around the world. 

Check out our recipes for Tandoori Shrimp or Tandoori Chicken. And don't forget to share your Tandoori creations with on Instagram @Rumi_Spice. Happy cooking!

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