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What is “Chaat Masala”?

November 3, 2012 by Mimi in with 0 Comments
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Chaat Masala also spelled -Chat Masala is a mixture of spices used in Indian Cuisine as a flavoring or garnishing spice.
Because it contains certain spice-like Asafotida, it is pungent. Once you get over the initial smell, it is sour and quite spicy and adds a different spicy taste to snack dishes.This Masala  typically consists of amchoor (dried mango powder), cumin, Kala Namak-black salt, coriander, dried ginger, salt, black pepper, Asafoetida and chili powder.
This spice has some middle Eastern influence. It was introduced in India by the population in Punjab and near the border of India and Pakistan. This spice is used in Dahi Vada, Chaat Papdi,  and even sprinkled on Fruits.

Start out using just a pinch or a little to sprinkle as garnish and then slowly add more as you get used to it.

This spice mix is available in Indian and some Middle Eastern Markets.

Best to store in the Refrigerator in plastic bag so the flavor is not lost. This spice has a very long shelf life.

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