Tandoori masala marks its origination from various regions of Southern Asia. The history of tandoori masala dates back to early 1960s. This spice is known to have been originated in Peshawar. This bright red colored masala is spicy in taste. Tandoori masala is a blend of various spices which may vary from one region to another. The mixture usually includes garam masala, garlic, ginger, onion powder, cyenne pepper, cardamom, clove, nutmeg, black peppercorns. The traditional use of this spice can be seen in Indian cuisine like tandoori paneer, tandoori chicken, tandoori mushroom, tandoori veggies.
Tandoori masala is a nutritious spice. It is rich in fiber as it contains fiber-rich spices like cardamom, black peppercorns, nutmeg and cloves. This spice also consists of adequate amount of Vitamin A in the form of cayenne pepper and Vitamin K in the form of cardamom and cloves. This spice is also rich in minerals as it contains cardamom and ginger which contain manganese and copper in abundance. This masala is also beneficial for the purpose of curing and providing relief in certain diseases such as obesity, constipation and cancer as well. The capsaicin (part of chilli) is known to kill cancer causing cells in breast and prostate cancer.