Chaat masala

Chaat masala

Description :

Chaat masala is a masala, or spice mix, used in Indian cuisine. It typically consists of amchoor, cumin, Kala Namak, coriander, dried ginger, salt, black pepper, asafoetida and capsicum. The ingredients are combined and served on a small metal plate or a banana leaf, dried and formed into a bowl, at chaat carts especially in Gujarat, Maharastra, and across Northern and even Southern India.

Chaat masala has a pungent almost eggy smell and tastes both sweet and sour. It is used to flavor all the popular fast foods of India like bhelpuri, golgappa, aaloo chaat and Dahi puri. It is something of an acquired taste, and can be added to all sorts of everyday foods and drinks or even eaten on its own.