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Chaat masala is a mix of hot and tangy spices. ‘Chaat' means 'to lick' and 'masala' means spice in Hindi. So, generally the word chaat is used for a collection of spicy and savoury snacks that are lip-smacking, so to speak.
The abundance of asafoetida, mango powder and black salt distinguish chaat masala from other masalas, giving the blend a sourness that makes it a welcome accompaniment to fresh fruit and other snacks.
How to Select
• You can make this masala at home and store it in a jar.
• It is also available readymade, in sachets and bottles, and is generally quite good.
• Check the ingredients to make sure it does not contain any unwanted additives.
• Rarely, some brands of chaat masala include garlic, so if you do not wish to include garlic check for that too in the ingredients list.
• Also, ensure the package is tightly sealed and well within the use-by date.
• Chaat masala is a mix of hot and tangy spices, which is used to spice up many snacks, salads, fruit salads, fruit juices, and some curries.
• Just sprinkle 1-2 tsp. on your fruit/vegetable salad, squeeze a little lemon juice/good vinegar like balsamic vinegar, mix thoroughly and enjoy!
• Add it to fried nuts, yoghurt and yoghurt dishes.
• You can use it in all sorts of Indian chaat recipes.
• Impart a tangy taste to your pakodas – potato, banana or onion, by just sprinkling a little chaat masala on it.
• A pinch of chaat masala imparts a delicious taste to buttermilk.
• Sprinkle it on your bread-butter slice, dosa or corn/sprouts bhel for a tangy taste.
How to Store
• Store it in an airtight jar in a cool and dry place away from moisture.
• It will keep well for months, even a year.
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