Chaat Masala Mix - A Hot Spice Mix for Chaat
Chaat masala is a mix of hot and tangy spices that is used to spice up many street snacks, salads, fruit salads, fruit juices, and some curries. Just sprinkle 1-2 tsp. on your fruit/vegetable salad, squeeze a little lemon juice/good vinegar like balsamic vinegar, mix thoroughly and enjoy! You can make this masala in advance and store it in a jar. Most people buy it ready made these days, sold in packets. Ready made one is quite good and very often used by professional chefs.
The word chaat or chatna means Ã‹Å“to lick. The word masala means a spice-mix in Hindi. Generally, the word chaat is used for a collection of savoury and highly spicy snacks that make you lick /smack your lips, sort of 'finger licking' good! Chaat is traditionally sold by street hawkers in India and comes under a group of foods known as 'Indian Street Foods'.
Edited Feb. 2018
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