Chaat Masala ( Chaat)

Chaat Masala ( Chaat)

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This chaat masala recipe for chaats is named so, because it is hard to imagine making chaat without Indian chaat masala!

Most chaats owe their snazzy, tongue-tickling flavour to this peppy Indian chaat masala. Made of everyday spices, combined smartly with pungent ingredients like black salt and amchur powder, the chaat masala has a strong aroma, which draws one to any dish it is added to. And, it surely lives up to the expectations by imparting a very enjoyable flavour too. Here, we show you the perfect way to make chaat masala recipe for chaats, so that you get a uniformly-blended masala, which can be stored for a long time.

The surprising thing about chaat masala is that unlike many other spice powders that have a long list of ingredients, homemade chaat masala is made of just a few, everyday ingredients available in every Indian kitchen.

This easy Indian chaat masala takes 3 minutes to make and is made off only 6 ingredients cumin seeds, black peppercorns, dried mango powder, sanchal, hing and salt.

A few points and tips to make the perfect chaat masala recipe for chaats. 1. Dry roast on a medium flame for 1 minute or until the seeds turn aromatic and slightly brown in colour. Do not burn them or else you will get that bitter flavour. 2. Small jar is more convenient when preparing chaat masala in less quantity. 3. Pick and clean black peppercorns for dirt or debris before adding them. It provides that blackish colour to the chaat masala. 4. Sieve the chaat masala powder using sieve and spoon. Discard the little coarse mixture left behind in the sieve. In case there is a lot of coarse mixture left behind, simply blend it again, sieve and use it.

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Chaat Masala ( Chaat) recipe - How to make Chaat Masala ( Chaat)

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 1 cup
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  1. To make chaat masala, put the cumin seeds in a broad non-stick pan and dry roast on a medium flame for 1 minute. Transfer them on a plate and keep aside to cool for 2 to 3 minutes.
  2. Combine the roasted cumin seeds and black peppercorns in a small jar of a mixer and blend to a smooth and fine powder.
  3. Sieve the powder using a sieve and discard the little coarse mixture left behind in the sieve.
  4. Add the dried mango powder, black salt, salt and asafoetida and mix well using your fingertips for 1 to 2 minutes.
  5. Store the chaat masala refrigerated or at room temperature in an air-tight container.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per cup
Energy0 cal
Protein0 g
Carbohydrates0 g
Fiber0 g
Fat0 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium11627.4 mg
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  1. From readymade soups and pastes to chutneys and dry spice mixes, nowadays in this fast paced life, everything is easily available in local stores. But, there are many people who still prefer preparing their own Indian spice blends at home like garam masalachole masalachaat masala etc. Our website does have all these basic masala recipes that will help you enhance the taste of food at home. Like chaat masala recipe | chaat masala powder recipe | homemade chaat masala | then here are some of my go-to homemade Indian spice mixes : ● Sandwich Masala ● Biryani Masala ● Homemade Tandoori Masala Powder Recipe

How to make chaat masala

  1. To make chaat masala recipe | chaat masala powder recipe | homemade chaat masala | put the cumin seeds in a broad non-stick pan.
  2. Dry roast on a medium flame for 1 minute or until the seeds turn aromatic and slightly brown in colour. Do not burn them or else you will get that bitter flavour.
  3. Transfer them on a plate and spread it evenly. Keep aside to cool for 2 to 3 minutes.
  4. Once cooled, add roasted cumin seeds in a small jar of a mixer. Small jar is more convenient when preparing chaat masala in less quantity.
  5. Add black peppercorns. Pick and clean them for dirt or debris before adding them. It provides that blackish colour to the chaat masala.
  6. Blend to a smooth and fine powder. A coffee grinder or food processor also works well for grinding the chaat masala at home.
  7. Place a sieve on a deep bowl. Ensure the sieve has very fine holes to get a smooth chaat masala powder. Sieve the chaat masala powder using sieve and spoon. Discard the little coarse mixture left behind in the sieve. In case there is a lot of coarse mixture left behind, simply blend it again, sieve and use it.
  8. Add dried mango powder for a nice tang.
  9. Add black salt. Kala namak or sanchal provides the chaat masala with that classic chatpata aroma and flavour.
  10. Add salt.
  11. Add asafoetida. Though in less quantity, it is required to balance all the flavours in chaat masala.
  12. Mix well using a spoon initially.
  13. Then using your fingertips break the lumps and mix well for 1 to 2 minutes. Your chat masala is ready.
  14. Store chaat masala | chaat masala powder | homemade chaat masala | refrigerated or at room temperature in an air-tight container. This recipe for chaat masala yields 1 cup of masala, so multiply the ingredients if you need to prepare more.
  15. Chaat masala is multi-purpose. You can sprinkle on traditional chaat recipes like sukha puri, sev puri, papri chaat or simply sprinkle over fruit or vegetables chaat. From lemonades to sandwiches, it can be used to perk up any dishes.If chaat masala is stored longer than 2 to 3 months, it will lose its aroma and flavour. So always make it in small quantity and use as required.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Q. Is dried mango powder necessary in chaat masala? Yes, it is necessary. Dried mango powder or Amchur is what gives the Chaat masala the tangy taste. 
  2. Q. How long can i store the chaat masala? You can store the chaat masala upto 2 to 3 months. Make sure you store it in an air tight container to retain its freshness. 

Reviews

Chaat Masala ( Chaat)
 on 19 Apr 20 06:06 PM
5

I love this recipe and told to my friends
Chaat Masala ( Chaat)
 on 08 Apr 17 09:00 AM
5

Excellent & very eazy to make.
Tarla Dalal
08 Apr 17 05:13 PM
   Thanks Anita, for the feedback.
Chaat Masala ( Chaat)
 on 23 Nov 16 07:08 PM
5

dried mango powder (amchur) Is this ingredient necessary in this chat masala recipe..?
Tarla Dalal
24 Nov 16 05:22 PM
   Yes it is necessary for this recipe. Amchur gives the tangy taste to chaat masala.
Chaat Masala ( Chaat)
 on 05 Aug 16 01:14 PM
5

Tarla Dalal
16 Jan 17 05:23 PM
   Thanks Dilip, for the feedback.
Chaat Masala ( Chaat)
 on 15 May 16 09:55 PM
4

You specify good proportions of each spice, but no dried ginger powder or coriander/cilantro seed? I feel that these, especially the ginger, make chaat masala far zingier and more complex.
Chaat Masala ( Chaat)
 on 15 Apr 16 08:39 AM
5

Hi,mam kindly send the method of biryani chat masala or biryani masala.. Regards Abhishek sharma Delhi 9971591273
Tarla Dalal
15 Apr 16 09:48 AM
   Hi Abhishek, We are very sorry we do not have the recipe as of now. But as soon as we try it we will definitely let you know.
Chaat Masala ( Chaat)
 on 04 Feb 16 02:20 PM
5

dried ripe mango or raw mango
Tarla Dalal
04 Feb 16 05:01 PM
   Hi Raseena, We have used dried mango powder which is also called as amchur or raw mango powder..
Chaat Masala ( Chaat)
 on 28 Jan 16 08:17 PM
5

How can i make amchur powder?
Tarla Dalal
29 Jan 16 01:43 PM
   Hi Priya, Just grind dried mango which is readily available in the market in a mixer till smooth.
Chaat Masala (Chaat)
 on 09 Dec 15 04:01 PM
5

Nice recipe and explained too well in the video. Use this to sprinkle on fruits or use to make chaats, it is sure to perk up the flavour of the dish.