In the United States, we commonly associate classic Indian food with Tandoori chicken. That beautiful, reddish chicken dish that is so full of flavor and wonderful aromatics is often the first thing someone eats when they are first introduced to Indian food.
This blend was made to bring that signature color, smell, and flavor to every table in the United States. It can be called Tandoori Masala, Tandoori Spice, or even Tandoori Rub. Calling it a masala just means it is a spice mixture composed of several spices. Masala is the Hindi word for spice blend.