Tikka Masala Spice Mix

Tikka masala spice mix is the unique blend of spices specially used in making many veg and non-veg tikka masala dishes. Once you try this homemade spice blend, you’ll never go back to store-bought one.

Tikka masala spice mix in a plate and bowl with spoon on the side.

❤️ You’ll Love This Spice Mix Recipe

  • No blender/grinder is required. You’ll need all the ready spice powders, mix and it is ready.
  • You’ll need only 10 spices. Many of them are already available in your Indian pantry.
  • Much better than store-bought: Because homemade is preservative-free and no artificial color added.
  • Scalable: You can easily double or triple the recipe as per your requirements. 

🧾 Ingredients For Tikka Masala Spice Mix

Here is the pic of 10 spice powders required to make an easy homemade tikka masala spice blend. The detailed amount is mentioned in the recipe card below.

Individual spice powders are in a plate with labels.
  • Kashmiri red chili powder: This verity is mildly spicy but adds a bright red color to the dish. Hence no need to use any artificial food color.
  • Kasoori methi (dried fenugreek leaves): Try crushing them slightly using your fingers or palm before mixing them into a spice blend. This way it releases its flavor and aroma.
  • Roasted cumin powder: You can make it at home if you have cumin seeds handy. Dry roast the cumin seeds until aromatic and slight color change. Once cools down grind into a powder.
  • Garam masala: I have used my homemade garam masala powder here. You can use a store-bought one as well.
  • Fennel seeds powder: Just grind the fennel seeds into the powder.

🥣 Storage & Shelf Life

  • It must be stored in an airtight container or jar.
  • Keep the jar in a cool dry space, away from sunlight. 
  • I am using these spice jars to store my spices.
  • It stays fresh for 6 months depending on the climate where you live. In humid weather, it doesn’t stay fresh for longer compared to dry, cold weather. 
  • Always use the clean and dry spoon to take the required amount of spice powder.
  • Moisture is the big enemy when it comes to shelf life, so make sure to use the clean dry jar to store and make sure that spoon is not wet while using the masala.

🍽 How To Use Tikka Masala Spice Mix?

This spice mix is used as a marination spice blend in making many tikka recipes e.g. paneer tikka masala, aloo tikka, chickpea tikka masala, mushroom tikka, fish tikka, chicken tikka masala, etc. 

Use around 1-2 tablespoons of tikka masala spice blend for 2-3 servings of the dish. 

Tikka masala spice mix in a plate with spoon in it.

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Tikka Masala Spice Mix

5 from 3 votes
Tikka masala spice mix in a sqaure bowl with some masala in a spoon and plate.
This homemade tikka masala spice mix recipe requires 10 spices only. No blender/grinder is required, just mix the spices and it is ready.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Serving Size 10 tablespoons

US measuring cups are used (1 cup = 240 ml)


  • 2 tablespoons Kashmiri red chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons Coriander powder
  • 1 tablespoon Roasted cumin powder
  • 2 teaspoons Garam masala
  • 1 tablespoon Amchur powder (dried mango powder)
  • 1 teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • 1 tablespoon Chaat masala
  • 2 teaspoons Fennel seeds powder
  • 2 teaspoons Garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon Kasoori methi (Dried fenugreek leaves)


  • Take all the spice powders in a bowl.
  • Mix everything until well combined.
  • Store in an airtight glass jar or container.


  • Storage: Store in a dry, clean airtight container and keep in a cool, dry space away from sunlight.
  • Shelf life: It stays good for 3-4 months.
  • How to use: Use around 1 ½ – 2 tablespoons of masala for 2-3 servings of the dish. It is added along with other marination ingredients.


Serving: 1tablespoon | Calories: 18kcal (1%) | Carbohydrates: 3g (1%) | Protein: 1g (2%) | Fat: 1g (2%) | Saturated Fat: 1g (5%) | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 28mg (1%) | Potassium: 74mg (2%) | Fiber: 2g (8%) | Sugar: 1g (1%) | Vitamin A: 483IU (10%) | Vitamin C: 1mg (1%) | Calcium: 24mg (2%) | Iron: 1mg (6%)
5 from 3 votes (1 rating without comment)

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  1. This spice mix is amazing! My family are begging for chicken tikka masala…do you have a recipe to share, please?5 stars