Cookbook:Chaat Masala

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Chaat Masala
CategoryHerbs and spices

Cookbook | Recipes | Ingredients

Chaat masala, also spelled chat masala, is a type of South Asian spice mix. It can be made from scratch or purchased ready-made.


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One of the key ingredients in chaat masala is amchur, which provides its characteristic sour flavor.[1][2] Other typical ingredients to round out the flavor include asafoetida, black salt, chile powder, pepper, cumin, coriander, ginger, and ajwain.[1][2]

Selection and storage

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Like all spices, chaat masala is best when stored in an airtight container away from light, heat, and moisture. This will delay loss of flavor.

Chaat masala is primarily used in South Asian cuisines as a seasoning or garnish for chaat, fruit, salads, beverages, and snacks.[1][2][3][4]


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  1. a b c Davidson, Alan (2014-01-01). Jaine, Tom (ed.). The Oxford Companion to Food. Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/acref/9780199677337.001.0001. ISBN 978-0-19-967733-7.
  2. a b c Van Wyk, Ben-Erik (2014-09-26). Culinary Herbs and Spices of the World. University of Chicago Press. ISBN 978-0-226-09183-9.
  3. "Spice Up a Variety of Dishes With Chaat Masala Seasoning". The Spruce Eats. Retrieved 2024-02-26.
  4. "Chaat Masala (Indian Street Snack Spice Blend) Recipe". Serious Eats. Retrieved 2024-02-26.