Tandoori Marinade
Tandoori Marinade
Posted on Jul 21, 2022

This is a really quick and flavourful marinade to make for paneer tikka, and even for grilled vegetables like cauliflower. For a special twist, try giving the dish dhungaar/smoke!


  1. ½ cup Greek yogurt
  2. Juice of 1 lime
  3. 1 tbsp chickpea flour (besan)
  4. 3 large cloves of garlic,
  5. chopped/smashed
  6. ½” piece ginger, chopped
  7. 2 tsp roasted cumin powder
  8. (bhuna zeera powder)
  9. 1 tsp chaat masala
  10. 1 tsp Kashmiri red chili powder
  11. 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  12. 1 tbsp kasuri methi

#BorosilTip:This marinade works well with other vegetables, like cauliflower, broccoli or potatoes too! If you're prepping for a party, just double the quantity and use a mixer grinder with a larger jar. You can also prep a large batch and freeze it in airtight jars or containers


  • Place garlic in small jar of blender and chop, then add 2 tbsp of yogurt and all remaining ingredients, except kasuri methi, and process briefly to mix.
  • Whisk in remaining yogurt and kasuri methi. Taste and adjust seasoning.
  • Pour over paneer cubes or vegetables and mix gently but well to coat.
  • Allow to marinate for half an hour to overnight.
  • Grill in oven or on tava turning until all the sides are done.
  • Sprinkle over chaat masala and serve with a green chutney and lime wedges.