Tandoori (Mauritius Spice Mix)

Tandoori (Mauritius Spice Mix)

Tandoori is a spice from India and Mauritius, it is with sweet curry or Madras and garam masala, the typical blend of India. This spice will give a touch of red color to your creative cuisine. It is an essential flavor of Indian cuisine, ideal for marinating meat.

  • Association in cooking: Ideal for a creative everyday cooking, sprinkle in your meats and vegetables
  • Packaging: 40g bottle - and Doypack bag of 100g and 200g - preservation of aromas
  • Composition: sweet paprika, coriander, tomato, cumin, garlic, cinnamon, lemon, fenugreek, ginger, cloves, mace, strong paprika and turmeric

Sale of the tandoori spice blend, a spice found in many dishes in Mauritius




Allow me to introduce you to my tandoori , a vibrant and colorful spice blend that is a mainstay of Indian cuisine and remarkably simple to incorporate into your daily meals, from starter to dessert. With mild curry we can say that it is the simplest spice to use. 

Here you will discover its history, its use and recipes.

Tandoori , with its moderate heat and powerful, long-lasting aromatic profile, can be found in a variety of dishes and even goes well with sweet recipes. On my blog you will discover amazing culinary creations such as tandoori roasted apples, chocolate mousse, macaroons and even ice cream.  

You can use tandoori in various ways, in the most traditional way as the base of a simmered dish, to flavor a tagine or as an exquisite marinade .    

When I prepared dishes for Apogée Bar , I like to brown the tandoori mixture over high heat to bring out the aromas, then I add oil and chopped onions , before adding a piece of juicy chicken or a fillet fish accompanied by crunchy vegetables . It is a simple , effective and absolutely tasty method and a very traditional method. Add a little black pepper and that’s it.           

In India, it is said that each family has its own version of tandoori, concocted with the spices available at hand.

These spices are carefully selected and combined to create an intensely fragrant blend , perfect for giving character to your dishes. 

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Tandoori is much more than a mixture of spices; it is the beating heart of Indian and Mauritius cuisine.  

A symphony of flavors that transforms each recipe into an extraordinary journey. Tandoori cuisine is very simple and goes with everything.

Traditionally used to marinate meats before cooking them in the ancestral oven of the same name, tandoori is as versatile as it is captivating.

It imparts aroma to meats , fish , and vegetarian dishes , giving them an unforgettable aromatic profile. It is also used in sauces , soups , and even dares to venture into the world of desserts .      

In France, tandoori chicken has become a classic, symbol of a successful culinary mix.  

Each tandoori blend will have a unique imprint, varying from one region to another, reflecting the diversity and richness of India's culinary traditions.

Going beyond boundaries and preconceived ideas, the term “tandoori” is not limited to a single spice. It is an elaborate blend, a palette of ingredients carefully chosen according to local traditions and availability. Paprika  for  color,  cumin  and garlic for  depth,  ginger  and  coriander  for freshness,  fenugreek and  turmeric   for balance; each spice plays its part in this culinary masterpiece.


To understand why the tandoori mixture is red, let's discover its composition:

  • Sweet paprika  : It provides a vibrant reddish color and a slightly sweet flavor.
  • Coriander  : Its lemony and floral notes balance the heat of the other spices.
  • Tomato  : It gives depth and natural acidity, reinforcing the red color.
  • Cumin  : Its warm, earthy taste is essential to the authenticity of the blend.
  • Garlic  : It adds a subtle heat and is known for its health benefits.
  • Cinnamon  : With its sweet and woody scent, it provides aromatic complexity.
  • Lemon  : Its zesty freshness brightens the mixture and enhances the other flavors.
  • Fenugreek  : Its bitter and sweet notes add a unique dimension.
  • Ginger  : Spicy and tangy, it offers comforting warmth.
  • Clove  : Its intense and penetrating scent accentuates the richness of the tandoori.
  • Mace  : Close to nutmeg, it brings a subtle sweetness.
  • Hot paprika  : It intensifies the red color and adds a touch of heat.
  • Turmeric  : Known for its anti-inflammatory properties, it gives a golden hue.

The emblematic red color of tandoori comes mainly from paprika and turmeric provides a more orange red.

You understand that the spice which is the majority is Sweet Paprika and it is this which will give the mild spicy side and its magnificent red color. 


Comptoir de Toamasina's tandoori , a blend of spices that embodies the very essence of India and Mauritius. Its glowing color is a promise of intense and authentic flavors, an invitation to an unforgettable sensory journey.  

Each pinch of this iconic blend transports you to a world where tradition meets exoticism.

Imagine a lightly smoky flavor that coats your tongue, a salty touch that awakens your senses, and an enveloping warmth that mixes with a surprising freshness. The tandoori from Comptoir de Toamasina will have a beautiful aromatic power, a perfect balance between intensity and delicacy.

It's not just a blend of spices; it's the secret to transforming your dishes into culinary works of art. Because today the big fashion on TikTok and Instagram is to make a work of Art with your spices.

Embark on a taste adventure with the Comptoir de Toamasina tandoori and let your palate explore the hidden treasures of India.


Tandoori, with its rich bouquet of spices and distinctive reddish hue, is a staple of Indian cuisine. Here are some tips for making the most of this captivating blend in the kitchen:

  • Dosage:  Start with a small amount of tandoori to appreciate its intensity. The gradual addition allows the mixture to harmonize with the other ingredients, creating a perfect balance of flavors.
  • Cooking:  For the tandoori to reveal all its complexity, incorporate it at the start of cooking. The gentle heat releases its deep, smoky aromas, infusing the dish with unparalleled aromatic richness.
  • Pairings:  Tandoori goes wonderfully with robust meats such as lamb and chicken, but it also enhances fish and vegetables. It is also a surprising ally for sauces, marinades, and even vinaigrettes, bringing a touch of originality to your creations.
  • Marinades:  Use the tandoori to prepare exquisite marinades. Mix it with yogurt or oil to coat your meats or fish before grilling or roasting them, and discover incomparable tenderness and flavor.
  • Stew dishes:  Add a pinch of tandoori to your curries, soups or stews. It will transform your slow-cooked dishes into a feast of warm and comforting flavors.
  • Desserts:  Dare to be innovative by incorporating a touch of tandoori into your desserts. A sprinkle in a fruit compote or chocolate cake can elevate your dessert to a whole new level of indulgence.


Here I suggest you discover simple recipe ideas and suggestions: 

  • For simmered dishes:  Tandoori is the soul of traditional Indian curries. Add a pinch of this mixture to your meat, fish or vegetable dishes for an explosion of flavors that warms the heart and mind.
  • With rice or lentils:  Sprinkle lightly with tandoori to add an aromatic and colorful touch. The spices pair perfectly with the sweetness of the lentils and the neutrality of the rice, creating a simple yet exotic dish.
  • As a marinade:  Mix the tandoori with natural yogurt to obtain a divine marinade. Marinate chicken or fish before grilling or roasting, and enjoy the tenderness and flavors intensified by this preparation.
  • For soups and sauces:  A pinch of tandoori can transform a simple soup into a rich, complex broth, or an ordinary sauce into an exquisite accompaniment to your dishes.
  • In the creative kitchen:  Let your imagination run wild and use the tandoori to enhance unexpected dishes. How about tandoori risotto or a spicy vinaigrette for a summer salad?
  • And even in desserts:  Dare to be original by adding a touch of tandoori to your desserts. An apple crumble or chocolate cake can take on a whole new dimension with this spice blend.


I would like to offer you 8 easy-to-make recipes to take your taste buds on a journey, gourmet and very tasty recipes:

  • Grilled Tandoori Chicken: Marinate pieces of chicken in a mixture of natural yogurt, tandoori paste and lemon juice. Grill them on the barbecue or in the oven for authentic flavors.
  • Tandoori Shrimp: Coat peeled shrimp in a marinade of yogurt, tandoori paste and grated ginger. Cook them in the pan or on the grill for an exotic and tasty starter.
  • Tandoori Tofu: Cut firm tofu into cubes and marinate in yogurt, tandoori paste and curry powder. Thread them onto skewers and grill them for a flavor-packed vegetarian option.
  • Tandoori Vegetable Curry: Mix various vegetables (peppers, zucchini, carrots, etc.) with a sauce made from tandoori paste, crushed tomatoes and coconut milk. Simmer until the vegetables are tender and serve with basmati rice.
  • Tandoori Salmon: Brush salmon fillets with tandoori paste mixed with lemon juice and olive oil. Bake them until tender and golden for a fish dish rich in flavor.
  • Tandoori Vegetable Skewers: Thread pieces of vegetables (eggplant, mushrooms, onion, etc.) onto skewers, then brush them with tandoori paste. Grill them until lightly caramelized for a colorful and delicious vegetarian option.
  • Tandoori Cheese Naan Bread: Top naan breads with grated cheese and tandoori paste, then bake until the cheese is melted and the bread is golden brown. Serve them alongside your favorite tandoori dishes for the ultimate taste experience.
  • Tandoori Chickpea Salad: Mix cooked chickpeas with crunchy vegetables (cucumber, tomatoes, peppers) and fresh herbs. Season with tandoori paste diluted in natural yogurt for a colorful and flavorful salad.


Melting pot of cultures, with strong Indian influences due to the migratory history of the island. Tandoori, originally from India, has naturally integrated itself into Mauritian cuisine, becoming an essential element of its culinary heritage. This mixture of spices takes its name from a clay oven traditionally buried in the ground, originating from northern India and Afghanistan: the tandoor. It is in this oven that naan bread and especially the famous tandoori chicken are cooked.

In addition, Mauritius is renowned for its tropical flavors and its gentle Creole way of life, which are reflected in its spicy and colorful cuisine, such as tandoori. This spice blend is used in a variety of Mauritian dishes, providing a pop of red color and spicy flavor reminiscent of the island's sunny beaches, bustling markets and rich culture.

Finally, the tandoori is reminiscent of Mauritius because it symbolizes the meeting between Indian culinary traditions and local Mauritian products, creating unique dishes that celebrate the history and diversity of the island. Whether in marinades for chicken or seafood, or even in more surprising preparations like yogurts, tandoori is a tribute to the vibrant flavors of Mauritius. The term “massala” literally means “mixture” in Indian, in reference to the mixture of spices that make up tandoori massala. Culturally, cooking is an art in India, which is passed down from generation to generation, according to religious traditions which have determined certain eating habits.

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sweet paprika, coriander, tomato, cumin, garlic, cinnamon, lemon, fenugreek, ginger, cloves, mace, strong paprika and turmeric
Possible traces of gluten and mustard
Possible traces of gluten and mustard
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