Chaat Masala

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  • 2 tbs cumin seeds
  • 1 1/2 tsp fennel seeds
  • 1 tb garam masala
  • 1 tb mango powder
  • 1 tb black salt
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • pinch asafetida powder
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp Asafetida,
  • 1/4 tsp amchoor (mango powder)
  • 1/4 tsp black salt


  1. Toast and grind cumin and fennel seeds and combine with remaining ingredients.
  2. Black salt, or Kala Namak, is not black, but more a reddish-gray, because of the presence of trace minerals and iron. It is not interchangeable with sea salt or table salt because of it's distinct flavour
  3. The black salt gives the blend a sourness that makes it a welcome accompaniment to fresh fruit and other snacks.
  4. 'Chat' refers to various snacks and to the North Indian cafes that serve them. Fresh fruit often is sprinkled with lime juice and chat masala.

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