Tandoori Paste

This is a great paste to make and use in a few batches. We use it as a base for curries, stir fry, marinating meat etc. If we haven't used within in a few days, we freeze the leftovers in an ice cube tray.


3 cm (approx) of ginger- chopped finely

3 cloves of garlic - chopped finely

1 tablespoon of paprika

2 teaspoons of garam masala

2 teaspoons of turmeric

3 tablespoons of natural yogurt

1-2 teaspoons of curry powder (optional)

Pinch of salt and pepper

Squeezed lemon juice of half lemon

2-3 tablespoons (approx) of vinegar 


  1. Mix all ingredients (except vinegar) in a bowl until smooth.
  2. Add vinegar 1 tablespoon at a time - until it is thick-ish.
  3. Marinate meat or use a base to dishes at quantity desired.