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Homemade fiery tikka masala seasoning in a small metal dish

Homemade Fiery Tikka Masala Seasoning

  • Author: Meatless Makeovers
  • Prep Time: 3 min.
  • Cook Time: 7 min.
  • Total Time: 10 min.
  • Yield: 20 Servings 1x
  • Category: Spice Blend
  • Method: Toast, Blend
  • Cuisine: Indian


An extra spicy Indian blend perfect for marinating or flavoring a stir fry or curry. This Homemade Fiery Tikka Masala Seasoning brings the heat!


  • 2 Tbsp Cumin Seeds
  • 2 Tbsp Coriander Seeds
  • 1/2 tsp Black Peppercorns
  • 12 Dried Chili Peppers
  • 12 Cardamom Pods
  • 7 Whole Cloves
  • 1 Cinnamon Stick
  • 2 Tbsp Smoked Paprika
  • 1 Tbsp Ground Turmeric.
  • 1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Onion Powder


  1. Place the cumin seeds, coriander seeds, peppercorns, dried chili, cardamom pods, cloves and cinnamon stick into a fry frying pan. Over medium low heat, toast the spices until very fragrant. Approx. 7 minutes. 
  2. Allow the spices to cool slightly, then add them to a food processor or blender. Blend until very fine. Approx 3 minutes. 
  3. Once the whole spices have been blended, transfer the powder to a bowl and stir in the smoked paprika, turmeric, onion powder and garlic powder. 
  4. Use immediately for a recipe or store in an air-tight container in a cool dry place for up to 3 months.


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Keywords: Homemade Tikka Masala Seasoning, Fiery Tikka Masala Recipe, Fresh Ground Tikka Masala Recipe, Homemade Indian Spice Recipe