After much experimentation below is our favorite tandoori marinade mix. This is ideal for using as a marinade for tandoori chicken, vegetables or paneer.
The secret to this marinade is the atta or gram flour. It is this that helps bind the mix to the ingredients and stick to the food during the cooking process.
As with all marinades the longer this is sat in a bowl with the ingredients the better. I aim for at least overnight in the fridge in order to make sure as much of the flavors penetrate the food as possible.
Tandoori marinade Ingredients
- 450g of natrural yogurt
- 2 tablespoons of Gram Flour (atta)
- 2 teaspoons of red chilli powder
- 1 ground birds eye chilli
- 2 teaspoons of turmeric
- 2 teaspoons of ground cumin
- 2 teaspoons of ground coriander seeds
- salt to taste
As you’d expect this is a fairly forgiving recipe so don’t worry too much if you don’t have all of the ingredients, feel free to adapt it to your tastes and preferences.