Here we combine traditional Indian spices like cumin, coriander, mustard and paprika with yogurt and lime for a tangy marinade. Marinate seafood in the refrigerator for 20 minutes to one hour, or chicken for as long as eight hours.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, July/August 1994


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Toast cumin, coriander and mustard seeds in a small dry skillet over medium heat, stirring constantly, until fragrant, about 2 minutes. Transfer to a spice grinder or mortar and pestle and grind to a fine powder. Add paprika, cayenne pepper, salt and turmeric.

  • Combine yogurt, lime juice, onions, garlic and ginger in a blender or food processor. Blend until smooth. Add spices and pulse to combine.

Nutrition Facts

3 calories; protein 0.2g; carbohydrates 0.5g; exchange other carbs; dietary fiber 0.1g; sugars 0.2g; fat 0.1g; saturated fatg; cholesterolmg; vitamin a iu 60.2IU 1% DV; vitamin c 0.3mg 1% DV; folate 0.6mcg; calcium 5.7mg 1% DV; iron 0.1mg 1% DV; magnesium 1.3mg 1% DV; potassium 13mg; sodium 20mg 1% DV; thiaminmg.