Homemade Tandoori Masala 

Tandoor is very much similar to a grill. Likewise, tandoori masala is equivalent to the barbecue seasoning. The masala reflects the authenticity of Indian flavours with its unparalleled essence. This spice mix can be used on any recipe to lend a smoky flavour to it. Although it is possible to find the blend at any Indian store nearby, the aroma and flavour that accompanies the homemade masala remains unmatched. The Tandoori Masala is easy to make at home and can spruce up any ordinary dish in seconds. Moreover, blending at home ensures that you get your signature flavours. Let us now see how you can make the masala at home. 

Some little details regarding this recipe 

The spices you need to pull off the Tandoori Masala might be easily available in your kitchen. However, there will definitely be some of them that would keep you running to the grocery store. Making your own fresh seasoning will require a total time of 15 minutes for blending some spices together. The final yield will be about a cup filled with the Tandoori Masala. 

The things that will be required 

The main ingredients of the seasoning blend are basic spices. Here is a list of those spices. Be sure to stick to the list. 

  • Salt as per your taste 
  • 2 teaspoons of green cardamom 
  • 2 teaspoons of black cardamom 
  • 2 teaspoons of black peppercorns 
  • 4 tablespoons of coriander seeds 
  • 3 tablespoons of cumin seeds 
  • 2 tablespoons of mace 
  • 2 teaspoons of cloves 
  • About 2 to 4 sticks of cinnamon 
  • A tablespoon of fenugreek seeds 
  • A teaspoon of powdered dry beetroot 
  • A teaspoon of powdered nutmeg 
  • 2 teaspoons of garlic powder 
  • 2 teaspoons of ginger powder 

This is a long list of Indian spices for which you may have to run to the grocery store. Once you cross out all the items on this list, proceed to the blending section. 

The procedure of blending 

Stick to the following steps to pull off a perfect Tandoori Masala for yourself. 

  • Grab the jar of your grinder and add all the items in the list excluding the last four, that is, nutmeg powder, beetroot powder, powdered garlic and powdered ginger. Run the processor until you obtain a very fine mixture of these items. 
  • Arrange a sieve and run the blended mixture through it. Blend the solid items left in the sieve again in order to achieve a powdered mixture. 
  • Grab a pan and combine now all of the ingredients and place on low heat. Go on to roast the ingredients until it reeks with a pleasant aroma. This should take about 2 to 3 minutes. 
  • Do remember to carry out the roasting process while stirring the contents of the pan frequently to avoid charring of spices. 
  • Give some time to the blend to completely cool down. 
  • Get a container with airlock to store the blend. 

Your Tandoori Masala gets so ready. This mixture can easily last for about 4 to 5 months. 

Instead of waiting for a perfect time to get your hands on the Indian flavors, do it now. Happy blending! 

How To Use Jigsaw To Cut A Hole 

The advent of the jigsaw has pretty much brought about a revolution in the wood cutting game. This versatile device has the capability of reducing your day to day cutting tasks to a cinch. It can carry out almost every domestic and commercial task without much human effort. However, it must be taken care that the jigsaw is being handled properly for a particular task. With a plethora of attachments also available, it becomes vital to know how they must be put to work.

In this guide, we touch upon the procedure of cutting a hole with the help of your jigsaw. With your machine by your side, follow the steps that we have worked out as under to carve out a perfect hole. 

Step one – Draw a circle on your specimen 

When you go about carving a circle with a jigsaw, you must mark guidelines. You can make use of a circular stencil or a trammel head with a pencil to draw a circumference along which a hole is to be cut. 

Step two  Or, go for a guide tool 

In case you are not really fond of step one, you may consider going for a guide made specifically for a jigsaw. This guide essentially has a ruler attached to it. Use this ruler to set the radius of the hole you intend to carve. This idea eliminates step one. 

Step three – Begin with a starter hole 

Once you have drawn a circle as in step one, you need to plunge a small hole into the specimen, within the boundary of the guideline. This hole should be broad enough to accommodate the blade attached with your jigsaw. 

However, if you plan to begin cutting at the edge of the specimen, you may not need a starter hole as the blade can easily travel. 

When you consider step two, your placement of the starter hole should be more precisely defined, keeping in mind the restricted motion provided by the accessory. 

Step four – Running the machine to cut the hole 

Having marked the starter hole and guideline, insert the blade of the jigsaw into the former as you move along the latter. Before you start, allow the jigsaw some time to attain speed before you go on to carve the hole. 

You are advised not to rush into the process as it can not only distort the required geometry but also pose certain threats due to mishandling of the device. Be patient with the work and wait for good results. 

In case you follow step two, place the center pin at the center of the circle. Allow the jigsaw blade to settle into the starter hole. Now turn your device on. Use one of your hands to keep the pin in place and the other hand to run the jigsaw in a perfect circle. 

Hence, you have carved out a circle using your jigsaw. The task may have looked easy, but when it comes to handling an intricate device such as a jigsaw, some things have to be taken care of. However, this guide has made it easier than it is. Happy carving!