Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins
If you can't find black salt, leave it out. There is no substitute for this unusual, smoky tasting form of rock salt. Though it's called black salt, it actually is more reddish when pulverized. Amchoor, being a dry powdered form of mango, adds the tartness to chaat. It's a handy ingredient for any recipe when you want to add a bit of fruity tartness without additional liquid. Sprinkle a touch of chaat masala on salads, fruit, potatoes, or any vegetable, to perk up the flavors instantly.
- 2 tablespoons amchoor powder (dried mango powder)
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon ground black salt
- 1 teaspoon ground coriander
- 3⁄4 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt (white)
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1⁄4 teaspoon red pepper
- Combine all ingredients.
- If necessary, use a mortar and pestle to grind out any lumps.
- Store air-tight until ready to use.
This is a nice substitute for readymade chat masala. The only additional thing I do is to lightly roast the cumin seeds before grinding them - this brings out their flavour even more! I omitted the red peppers. For the corriander powder, I used freshly ground corriander seeds - this again brings out the corriander flavour better than using readymade corriander powder. Thank you for sharing!