What is Homemade Chaat Masala?
A mix of spices that can pep up any dish! Chaat masala is a tangy spice powder made up of cumin seeds, dry mango powder, salt etc. Chaat masala is used in all the Indian chaat recipes. Apart from that, it can be used in gravies, drinks, salads, raitas etc.
Let’s talk about the ingredients for Homemade Chaat Masala
There are plenty of recipes for chaat masala. But picked this one because it was the simplest of all, asking for very few and basic ingredients. And ever since am using this recipe I never felt the need to try any other. Chaat masala call for cumin seeds, dry mango powder, salt, and peppercorns! That’s it!! This recipe is more about the balance of flavors.
Other homemade masalas on the blog are
Before that, I have to mention, making masalas at home is a cakewalk, as in very very simple. They have a great shelf life so it is a once in a while process and once you make them at home, you will see the difference and will love it! So do try garam masala, pav bhaji masala, tandoori masala, chana masala etc.
Homemade Chaat Masala Recipe
Prep time 5 minutes
Cook time Nil
Serving 1 cup
Ingredients for Chaat Masala
¼ cup cumin seeds (jeera)
2 tbsp pepper corns (sabut kali mirch)
¼ cup dry mango (amchur) powder
2 tbsp black salt
1 tbsp salt
¼ tsp asafetida
How to make Chaat Masala
1. Dry roast cumin seeds
Heat a pan. Add ¼ cup cumin seeds. Dry roast them on a low to medium flame for 1-2 minutes or till aromatic.
2. Let roasted cumin seeds cool down
Once roasted, take them out in a plate. Leave them for 5-10 minutes or till they cool down.
3. Grind cumin seeds and peppercorn
Put cumin seeds in a grinder jar. Add 2 tbsp pepper corns. Grind to a powder.
4. Mix all the ingredients
Pass the above mix through a sieve. Also add ¼ cup dry mango powder, 2 tbsp black salt, 1 tbsp salt and ¼ tsp asafetida. Mix all ingredients well.
5. Bon appétit
Sprinkle chaat masala on appetisers, salads etc.
- You can adjust the ingredients as per your taste.
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