Tandoori mayo is a flavorful condiment that combines aromatic spices with creamy mayonnaise. It adds a tangy and slightly spicy kick to your favorite dishes. This versatile tandoori mayonnaise can be paired with grilled meats and crispy fries or used as a delicious spread in sandwiches and wraps.
Tandoori seasoning is a spice blend commonly used in Indian cuisine, especially in dishes prepared in a tandoor, a traditional clay oven. Tandoori mayo takes these tandoori spices and incorporates them into mayonnaise, creating a flavorful sauce.
Tandoori mayo can be used as a dipping sauce for various snacks, a spread for sandwiches and burgers, or a condiment for grilled or roasted meats and vegetables.
Why you will love this recipe?
- Flavorful and spicy: Tandoori mayonnaise combines the rich and aromatic flavors of tandoori seasoning with the creaminess of mayo.
- Versatility: Tandoori mayo is a versatile condiment that can be used in various ways. It can elevate the flavor of sandwiches, burgers, wraps, and kebabs. It can also serve as a dipping sauce for fries, chicken nuggets, and other snacks. Its versatility allows it to complement a wide range of dishes.
- Easy to prepare: Tandoori mayonnaise is very simple to prepare, and the dip is ready in less than 5 minutes.
Mayonnaise: This is the main ingredient. Along with mayo, I am also using sour cream in this recipe.
Spices: I am using garam masala, chili powder, ground cardamom, ginger powder, and garlic powder. I am also adding a small amount of sugar to balance out the spices.
See the recipe card for full information on ingredients and quantities.
Take mayonnaise, sour cream, ginger powder, garlic powder, chili powder, garam masala, ground cardamom, sugar, salt, lemon juice, and tomato ketchup in a small bowl. Mix well, making sure there are no lumps.
I am adding a small amount of sour cream to this recipe to achieve a balanced, creamy texture. This will also help mellow out the flavors of the dip.
Don't overmix the mayo. Overmixing will make it tough and grainy.
After preparing the tandoori mayo, let it sit in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes before using it. This resting time allows the flavors to meld together and enhances the taste.
Tandoori mayonnaise can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week.
What to serve with tandoori mayo?
Tandoori mayonnaise is a versatile condiment that pairs well with a variety of dishes. Here are some delicious options to serve with it:
French fries or sweet potato fries: Tandoori mayonnaise is a delicious dip for crispy fries, whether they are traditional potato fries, spicy masala fries, or sweet potato fries. The combination of the creamy mayo and the spices adds a unique twist to this classic side dish.
Samosas and pakoras: Serve it as a tasty accompaniment to Indian snacks like samosa and pakora. Its tangy and spicy flavor complements the crispiness of these snacks. Not just pakora, they can also be paired with chicken nuggets and chicken popcorn.
Salad dressing: Transform your regular salad dressing by incorporating tandoori mayo. Use it in this delicious grilled paneer salad dressing to add more flavor and depth to the salad.
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Tandoori Mayonnaise (Easy Tandoori Mayo)
- ½ cup mayonnaise
- 2 tablespoon sour cream
- 1 teaspoon ginger powder
- 2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1½ teaspoon Kashmiri chili powder adjust as per taste
- 1 teaspoon garam masala (use store-bought or homemade garam masala)
- 1 teaspoon ground cardamom
- 1 tablespoon lime juice
- 1 tablespoon tomato ketchup
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- ½-¾ teaspoon salt adjust as per taste
- In a bowl, take mayonnaise, sour cream, ginger powder, garlic powder, chili powder, garam masala, ground cardamom, sugar, salt, lemon juice, and tomato ketchup.
- Mix well making sure there are no lumps.
- Serve with your favorite finger foods.