Chat Masala - spice mix for chaats 
Indian fast Foods

Also use for salads, juices and snacks

Chat Masala(also spelt as chaat masala) is one common spice mix that is used in chaats such as Aloo chaat, papri chaat, fruit chaat, samosa chaat.

Readymade Chaat masala is available in the shops. Many companies such as Everest, MDH,Badsha, Ruchi etc. make it.

It is a simple and easy to make spice mix. It has got a long shelf life. So do try it.

Once you have the masala ready, you can use it for many mouthwatering snacks. It is easy to make at home. If you have it ready, it is a good addition to many juices, salads, fruit snacks, vegetable snacks, vegetable curries etc. Just sprinkle it on top or mix it.

It contains black salt which is a good digestive and is very tasty too. Just put a pinch of chat masala on your tongue when your tongue feels kind of tasteless and you want a good taste in your mouth.

In the recipe given below, I am using the whole spices as they give a good flavor. If you have the spice powders ready with you, you may mix them to get the masala.

How to make Chat Masala - Chaat Masala

Ingredients to make 1 cup masala

Cumin - jeera
dhania - coriander
kali mirch - black pepper
ajwain - carom seed
red chili powder
dry ginger

For dry roasting:

  • Cumin seeds(jeera) - 2 tbsp
  • Coriander seeds(dhania)- 2 tbsp
  • Black pepper seeds - 1 tbsp

For adding while grinding:

  • Carom seeds - 1 tbsp
  • Red chili powder - 1 tsp
  • Dry ginger powder - 1 tbsp
  • Black salt(Kala Namak) - 1 ½ tbsp
  • Rock salt - 1 tbsp
  • Dry mango powder - 2 tbsp
  • Asafetida (hing) - ½ tbsp

To Prepare chaat masala:

  • Dry roast cumin, coriander and pepper seeds separately to remove moisture and to bring out the aroma. Set aside to cool.
  • Once cool, grind together all the ingredients to make fine powder.

Store in an airtight jar.

This powder will keep for many months.

Apart from using in chaats, You can use it to flavor salads, juices, vegetables, curries etc

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Related Pages to visit:

Fruit Chaat - Single or assorted fruit snack.

Indian Chaat Recipes - Indian fast Food

Pani Puri - Yummy chaat item, with digestive herbs.

Dahi Puri - Cool curd (yogurt) based snack.

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