Chaat Masala, Homemade Chaat Masala Recipe

Chaat Masala, Homemade Chaat Masala Recipe

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This masala is named so, because it is hard to imagine making Chaat without Chaat Masala!


With a unique blend of spicy, salty and sour flavours, just a dash of Chaat Masala is enough to add a peppy twist to all kinds of chaats and savoury snacks, ranging from Chaat / Bhel and more to Kebabs / Tikkis / Barbeques , Vadas and even Parathas .


The surprising thing about Chaat Masala is that unlike many other spice powders that have a long list of ingredients, Chaat Masala is made of just a few, everyday ingredients. It is perhaps the combination of these spices with black salt that gives it all the zing.


Here we show you how to make Chaat Masala the right way. Keep some handy in a jar, to sprinkle over curds, fruits, or just about any chaat or snack.

Chaat Masala, Homemade Chaat Masala Recipe recipe - How to make Chaat Masala, Homemade Chaat Masala Recipe

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 1 cup
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Ingredients
Method
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  1. 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 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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Some more homemade masala powders:

  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 masala, chole masala, chaat masala etc. Our website does have all these basic masala recipes that will help you enhance the taste of food at home. Here are some of my go-to homemade Indian spice mixes :

How to make chaat masala

  1. To make 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 homemade chat masala is ready.
  14. Store 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.

Reviews

Chaat Masala, Homemade Chaat Masala Recipe
 on 07 Oct 19 08:13 AM
5

Chaat Masala, Homemade Chaat Masala Recipe
 on 20 Jun 19 10:14 AM
5

Tarla Dalal
20 Jun 19 02:08 PM
   Thank you!!
Chaat Masala, Homemade Chaat Masala Recipe
 on 22 May 19 11:57 AM
5

Chaat Masala, Homemade Chaat Masala Recipe
 on 31 Dec 18 12:21 PM
5

How can we convert the cup measure to grams.
Tarla Dalal
31 Dec 18 05:49 PM
   Hi Sapna, We would suggest yo ut o buy a set of measuring cups and spoons because they are handier then weighing each ingredient in gram.
Chaat Masala, Homemade Chaat Masala Recipe
 on 16 Dec 16 03:20 PM
5

I always prefer homemade masalas to readymade ones. I prepared this for the first time and it turned out to be excellent. Thank you for this basic recipe.
Tarla Dalal
26 Jun 18 10:14 AM
   Hi Sonal , We are very happy to know you loved the recipe. Do try more and more recipes and do let us know how they turned out. Happy Cooking !!
Chaat Masala, Homemade Chaat Masala Recipe
 on 20 Apr 16 01:00 PM
5

There was another chat masala recipe given on this site earlier. That was awesome. Can you please post it again???
Tarla Dalal
20 Apr 16 01:49 PM
   Anu, here you go. http://www.tarladalal.com/Chaat-Masala-(-Chaat)-2788r
Chaat Masala, Homemade Chaat Masala Recipe
 on 07 Apr 16 04:27 PM
5

It was yumm.and it was made instantly.
Tarla Dalal
07 Apr 16 05:32 PM
   Hi Harsha , we are delighted you loved the Chaat Masala recipe. Please keep posting your thoughts and feedback. Happy Cooking.
Chaat Masala
 on 09 Dec 15 03:59 PM
5

My mom is an avid Tarla Dalal fan and always wanted to learn making Chaat masala at home. I gave her a copy of this recipe and she was too delighted with the results. It turns out like the readymade chaat masala. I would rate 10/10 for this recipe.