Tandoori Rub for Chicken

Tandoori rub

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Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Total: 10 mins
Serving: 1 serving
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
98 Calories
4g Fat
18g Carbs
4g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving
Calories 98
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 1g 3%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 7000mg 304%
Total Carbohydrate 18g 6%
Dietary Fiber 7g 25%
Protein 4g
Calcium 123mg 9%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This rub is essentially the base for a great tandoori marinade. While this rub is intended for chicken, it can be used on all types of poultry, pork, fish, and seafood.


  • 1 tablespoon ginger
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 1 tablespoon coriander
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 tablespoon turmeric
  • 1 tablespoon sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon cayenne

Steps to Make It

  1. Mix all ingredients together and store in an airtight container in a cool, dry place. 

  2. To use, rub mixture over chicken, cover, and place into refrigerator for 1 hour before grilling or baking.

  3. The mixture can be added to plain yogurt and lemon or lime juice to form a delicious marinade. In this case, place chicken in a resealable plastic bag, add marinade made out of rub ingredients and place into refrigerator for 2 to 6 hours.