Chaat Masala- A tangy fix for bland recipes 

by Yatin Singal
December 23, 2020

We all love spice in life. Same for food. Spicy and savory is like magic on our taste buds. Spices are the calorie-free enhancements that instantly perk up our recipes. In fact, spices are the marvel behind any food. 

While we add many spices during the cooking process, there are a few that can be additionally sprinkled to augment the flavor.

Chaat Masala - Singal's - Indian Grocery Store

Chaat Masala is one such quick fix that can add wonders to your dish with just a sprinkle.

This spicy blend has a sour, tangy, and spicy-sweet flavor, typical of Indian street food or chaat. 

And, it is not just the taste.

The spices that contribute to making Chaat Masala are high on nutrition. The popular ingredients in Chaat Masala are mango powder (Amchoor), asafoetida, coriander seeds, black pepper, dried ginger, saltblack salt, anardana, and cumin

All these spices are rich in minerals.

Chaat Masala - Singal's - Indian Grocery Store


Benefits of Chaat Masala

  • Adds instant flavor- The aromatic and flavorful Chaat Masala adds a pulsating piquancy to an otherwise bland recipe
  • Rich source of minerals- All the ingredients of Chaat Masala are mineral rich. They are great sources of iron and calcium. Cumin contains magnesium as well.

How to add Chaat Masala to your recipes

Even though it is a spice mix, Chaat Masala is used to season the recipes and not added while cooking.

Chaat Masala is an add-on spice on snacks, salad, eggs, chaat, fruits, raita, bhel puri, chutneys, and more. It is either sprinkled on top of a dish or mixed into a recipe after the dishes are cooked.

Chaat Masala - Singal's - Indian Grocery Store


Chaat Masala - Singal's - Indian Grocery Store


Chaat Masala - Singal's - Indian Grocery Store


This universal spice can also be added to lentils, mashed potatoes sandwich-filling, vegetable curries, and non-veg kebabs. Some people love to add it to drinks like Aam Panna and Indian style lemonade.

Chaat Masala - Singal's - Indian Grocery Store



Chaat Masala - Singal's - Indian Grocery Store


This tangy blend is a bit tricky to prepare at home. For this reason, Indians love to use the ready-to-use spice blend available in the market.

Chaat Masala - Singal's - Indian Grocery Store



In short, for all Indian foodies who want to add a zesty lift to their boring recipes, Chaat Masala is the ideal bet.


Here is one word of caution though. Just stay put, it is not love at first sight with this one. One needs some time to get tuned to the taste of Chaat Masala. 

But once this love affair begins it is bound to remain forever.

How to store Chaat Masala

  • Store it in a cool and dry place in an airtight bottle or,
  • Store it in the refrigerator for months altogether
Chaat Masala - Singal's - Indian Grocery Store

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