The Tandoor is thought to have its origins in ancient times, when cooks in India would simply dig a large clay pit, and fill it with hot, fired wood and charcoal.
Tandoori is a method of radiant heat cooking that uses a clay pot, known as a tandoor, to expose food to live fire. The tandoor can reach temperatures of 500° F. This cooking method creates a unique flavor profile as the fat and juices from the cooking food drip on the heat source creating steam and smoke to add flavor.
Tandoori chicken is believed to have become popular in the United States in the 1960s after being created by Kundan Lal Gujral at a restaurant located in New Delhi.
Tandoori spice blend is a staple in numerous Indian dishes including tandoori chicken and butter chicken, both of which are incredibly popular in India and abroad.
What are the tasting notes of Tandoori Masala?
The Tandoori Spice Blend consists of common ingredients such as cumin, coriander, and garlic, as well as some unique ingredients such as fennel and Kashmiri chili. This gives this mix its intense aromas and complex flavor.
How do you use HQO’s Tandoori Spice Blend?
HQO’s Tandoori Spice Blend is so versatile it can be used in numerous Indian
dishes such as butter chicken, chicken tikka masala, and tandoori murgh with grilled chicken. This blend can also be used as a dry rub for meat, added to curry, or mixed with yogurt to produce a marinade for your grilled meat and vegetables.