Curry Blends

Épices de Cru Tandoori Masala


In a nutshell: The perfect Indian spice blend for grilled meats and yogurt-based meat and poultry Tandoori marinades.

Who needs a Tandoori takeaway when you can have more fun and loads more flavour making it at home? The Indians have known for a long time that marinating meat or poultry in yogurt and spices overnight or for as long as possible tenderizes and flavours the meat and poultry to perfection. Simply pound this Tandoori Masala spice blend in a mortar with pestle and combine with thick yogurt, chopped garlic and thinly sliced onion to make an all-purpose marinade for your Tandoori grilling extravaganza.

Details: 50g tin; Ingredients: turmeric, chilli, white pepper, mustard seeds, fenugreek, onion, garlic, ginger, fennel, cumin, black pepper, cinnamon.

About Épices de Cru
Épices de Cru began in 1982 as a catering partnership between Philippe and Ethné de Vienne. Their mission was a kind of “cooking pot anthropology:” learning the secrets of family cooking around the world and applying these techniques to the needs of hungry Montrealers. The secret, they learned, was spices. Over the last two decades, Philippe and Ethné have searched for the world’s best spices, accompanied by their children, Marika and Arik. The de Viennes believe in direct sourcing spices: visiting growing regions, spending time with growers, and developing personal relationships that last decades. In 2004, they officially opened their first spice shop in Montreal’s fantastic Jean Talon market– it’s since become a mecca for foodies from all over the world. I first visited in 2008 and have been buying and using their spices on a regular basis ever since that first exciting visit. They steadfastly maintain that they do nothing original, only facilitating the exchange of culinary common sense from one place to another. But, what they do is simply quite brilliant - by providing us with the finest quality ingredients, and their superb spice mixes, we can all experiment with unusual spices and recreate delicious recipes from around the world.

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