13 April 2020

Homemade Chaat Masala Powder

a chatpata homemade Indian masala powder using some whole and powdered spices 




Indian cuisine is filled with a wide varieties of masalas or spice powders. Masalas can completely change the look and taste of the food we do prepare. Although the ready-made spice powders are now easily available in the markets, however those can not beat the homemade ones. Specifically the flavor they impart when they are freshly blended, is just awesome ! I have already shared few homemade masalas like :





Today's recipe is another homemade masala as Chaat Masala (Vegan & Gluten free). This is quite easy and simple one. The chaat masala has a mix flavors of tangy, salty as well as spicy. Starting from chaat, fruit salad, lassi, juices, panipuri to lots more snacks, street food items this masala adds a lovely taste to our palate. 

A mix of whole spices like cumin seeds and coriander seeds are dry-roasted first, cooled down and then ground into a fine powder along with black salt, pepper powder, salt and dry mango powder. And these ingredients we generally have in our pantry, so just dry roast some specific spices, cool and then grind into a fine powder. Voila !! it is that much simple. This masala can be prepared beforehand which takes few minutes hardly and then kept in an air-tight container to use quite long time later 😊 Do try this home-made Chaat masala instead of buying from outside !

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    Monday is here again and this time the Foodie Monday Blog Hop team has decided the 242th theme as 'Masala Dabba' which is suggested by Preethi di. Do check her latest addition Kundapur Masala Powder, interesting one ! Well coming back to the theme, she suggested to make some masala powders by us which one can easily prepare at home. So for that theme, I am here with my Homemade Chaat Masala Powder.





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    Homemade Chaat Masala Powder


    Homemade Chaat Masala Powder
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    Prep time: 10 MCook time: Total time: 10 M
    a chatpata homemade Indian masala powder using some whole and powdered spices

    Ingredients:

    • Coriander seeds 3 tbsp
    • Cumin seed 1.5 tbsp
    • Black pepper powder 1 tsp
    • Amchur powder (dry mango powder) 1.5 tsp
    • Black salt 1 tbsp
    • Salt 1 tsp

    Instructions:

    How to cook Homemade Chaat Masala Powder

    1. In a pan first dry roast coriander seeds, cumin seeds over low-medium heat.
    2. Transfer to a plate and allow to cool down completely.
    3. Then put all these things into a grinder jar along with black salt, black pepper powder, dry mango powder (amchur powder) and salt.
    4. Grind well into a fine powder.
    5. Store in an air-tight container and use when needed !

    Notes:

    Some hing / asafoetida (1/2 tsp) can be opted to use while grinding. I have not added. While dry roasting, keep on eye not to burn any spices.
    Indian Chaat Masala, Coriander seed, Cumin seed, Dry Mango powder, pepper powder, black salt,
    Vegan, Gluten free, Spice powder, CHaat Masala, Indian Spice powder,
    Indian
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    11 comments:

    1. Flavourful and a very important masala as it enhances the flavors of every dish. The best part it’s homemade, with no preservatives. Delicious share, Sasmita!

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    2. Homemade are the best and chaat masala is one of the very common masala mix.. thanls for sharing the recipe to make it home.. it is so easy!!

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    3. Beautiful recipe, Sasmita. I use chaat masala quite often, but never really tried making it at home. Now I definitely will, now that I know it is so simple to do so. :) The freshness and fragrance of homemade masala trump's that of store-bought ones, any day.

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    4. I love to sprinkle chaat masala in anything and this recipe is surely a keeper. Looks to simple and easy to make.

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    5. Such an easy recipe to chaat masala Sasmita ! Homemade spice powders are the best.

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    6. Homemade Chaat Masala, didn't know it was so simple to make. Definitely going to try it as soon as I get some amchur powder. This masala is useful for so many dishes and I sometimes love to sprinkle it on my salads.

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    7. Thanks for the quick recipe. Chaat masala is so easy to make at home. Going to make it at home from now one. Lovely recipe again.

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    8. Never thought that preparing chaat masala is this much easy Sasmita, thanks for this recipe. Will definitely try this one, as it's one of main masala powder we use regularly.

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    9. Sasmita - Thanks for a homemade recipe for Chaat masala... defly trying this once all ingredients are sorted :)

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    10. I never knew Chaat masala was so easy to make. I always buy , now no more buying as I have a full proof recipe to try.

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    11. Omg chaat masala is so simple? I absolutely love the masala so keep adding it to everything. Thanks next time will make it.

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