Category: Spices
Rating: 3.76
Servings: 1


2 tablespoon cumin seeds
1 1/2 teaspoon fennel seeds
1 tablespoon garam masala
1 tablespoon mango powder
1 tablespoon black salt
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 pinch asafetida powder
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger

Directions: How to Cook Chat Masala

Asafetida, mango powder, and black salt distinguish the chat masala from other masalas, giving the blend a sourness that makes it a welcome accompaniment to fresh fruit and other snacks. ('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. Black salt (which is actually reddish gray), available at Indian food stores, has a distinctive flavor that's quite different from sea salt or table salt. The garam masala is the wild card in this recipe; either one of the (Tamil Nadu Curry Powder or Punjabi-Style Garam Masala) masalas may be used.

DIRECTIONS: =========== Toast and grind cumin and fennel seeds and combine with remaining ingredients.

* Source: Lord Krishna's Cuisine: The Art of Indian Vegetarian Cooking by Yamuna Devi

Recipe by: The Art of Indian Vegetarian Cooking by Yamuna Devi

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Recent comments and reviews for this recipe:

babulus kitchen writes:

very tasty and simple to prepare
really good

Posted on 20 Oct 2009, 06:29 ET

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Posted on 03 Jun 2010, 05:20 ET

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Posted on 25 Jul 2010, 13:03 ET

sreevani writes:

very silly

Posted on 19 Oct 2010, 04:53 ET

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Posted on 22 May 2013, 06:34 ET

abi writes:

WOW!!! It's awesome!!:-)

Posted on 09 Mar 2015, 06:01 ET

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