Chaat Masala Powder

12 Feb

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Chaat Masala Powder.

Chaat masala is a unique spice blend used traditionally on street foods and chaats. Even though there are tens of blends for chaat masala, this is a simple version of it. The key to chaat masala is black salt, which gives the masala a key sulphurous hint. Sourness comes from either amchur powder or from the dried pomegranate seeds.
Makes: 4 1/2 tbsps of Chaat Masala Powder.

Ingredients:

Amchur / Dried Mango Powder 2 tbsps
Black Salt 1 tsp
Cumin Seeds 1 tsp
Coriander Seeds 1 1/2 tsps
Dry Ginger Powder 3/4 tsp
Asafoetida 1/4 tsp
Red Chile Powder 1/4 tsp
Black Pepper Powder 1/4 tsp
Salt a Pinch

Method of preparation:

Toast cumin and coriander seeds until aromatic and ground them into fine powder once cooled to room temperature.
Combine all the ingredients and store tight in a sealed jar.
Use chaat masala as needed.
Notes: Make sure to use the fresh spices for good taste.

Suggestions: Adjust the amount of spices according to the preference.
Variations: Cardamom, dried pomegranate seeds powder etc can also be added.
Other Names: Chaat Masala Powder, Chat Masala.

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