Create Your Own Tikka Masala Spice Mix at Home

Are you a fan of the popular tikka masala sauce or curry? Look no further! We have an easy homemade tikka masala spice mix recipe just for you. This versatile spice blend can also be used as a dry rub for vegetable kebabs or baked tofu.

Making your own masala blends adds a personal touch to your dishes and makes them truly unique. Our tikka masala spice mix not only enhances the flavors and aromas of your meals but also allows you to customize them to your liking. You can prepare this spice mix in advance and store it in airtight jars for several months, ensuring you always have it on hand whenever you need it.

While whole spices yield a livelier and fresher spice mix, using the powdered version of each spice is more convenient if you don’t own a spice grinder. Paprika is responsible for the vibrant red color that makes tikka masala so visually appealing. However, if you can find Kashmiri chili powder, it’s an ideal choice as it adds a vibrant red color without excessive heat. You can substitute paprika with Kashmiri chili powder for an authentic touch.

We have intentionally left out hot chili powder in this blend, allowing you to add it according to your preferred level of spiciness. This recipe yields approximately 3 tablespoons of spice mix, enough for 2 curry servings. If desired, you can make a larger batch to store for later use. Additionally, this spice blend can be used as a delicious rub for baked tofu or roasted vegetable kebabs.

Make Your Own Tikka Masala Spice Mix


  • 1 tablespoon coriander powder
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons paprika powder (or Kashmiri chili powder)
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon cardamom powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper


  1. Mix all the powdered spices together thoroughly.
  2. Store the spice mix in an airtight container for future use or use it immediately to add incredible flavors to your dishes.

Now that you have your very own tikka masala spice mix, you can enjoy the authentic flavors of this beloved dish whenever you crave it. Why not try it in our Vegan Tikka Masala Curry Recipe for a truly delightful dining experience?

Tikka Masala Spice Mix

Rowdy Hog Smokin BBQ is delighted to provide you with this easy and flavorful tikka masala spice mix recipe. Stay tuned for more exciting recipes and cooking tips from us. Happy cooking!