Tandoori Spice Blend

Tandoori Spice Blend

Season taco fillings like ground chicken, turkey, or cauliflower with this spice blend inspired by Indian cuisine for a delicious fusion of flavours. Try this blend in salsa, guacamole or queso.

Makes 4 Servings
Total Time 21 Minutes
Difficulty Easy
Container 1.4-Litre Container


  • 6 tbsp (35 g) cumin seeds
  • 4 tsp (10 g) coriander seeds
  • 7 green cardamom pods
  • 4 tbsp (25 g) sweet paprika
  • 4 tbsp (25 g) granulated garlic
  • 1 ½ tsp crystallised ginger


  1. Heat a medium sauté pan over medium heat.  Add cumin, coriander and cardamom to the pan and toast until fragrant, approximately 4 – 6 minutes. Remove from pan and cool.   
  2. Place all ingredients into the Vitamix container in the order listed and secure the lid.
  3. Start the blender on its lowest speed, then quickly increase to its highest speed. Blend for 30 seconds, or until desired consistency is achieved.
  4. To make 6 chicken tacos:  Mix ¼ cup spice blend with 1 pound of shredded chicken. Build your tacos with 6 tortillas, Pico de Gallo, pickled red onions and guacamole.

Chef's Note

  • This spice blend is a great alternative to the traditional salty store-bought spice packets.

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