Indian Cooking Tips: How To Make Amchoor Powder Or Masala

Sometimes it could be a good idea to grind some spices at home

An Indian spice stash is always brimming with masalas and herbs of many different colours and flavour. Spices play an integral role in elevating the taste of all Indian preparations, beverages included (think: Masala chaas and jaljeera). For years now, most of us have been purchasing readymade masalas from market, but you would be surprised to know that there are many families in India that still prefer grinding their own masalas. Sometimes it could be a good idea to grind some spices at home; you could use a mortar and pestle or simply a blender. It saves risk of adulteration, and the effort of running to the market. Additionally, you can even mix a host of spices together and make your own custom-made spice mix.

(Also Read: 10 Homemade Masala Recipes that Will Make Your Cooking Flavoursome!)

In this recipe video of amchur powder by Mumbai-based YouTube chef Alpa Modi, you will learn how to make the special raw mango powder, which could help lend a delicious tartness to your curries, stews, soups and salads. Just a pinch of amchur powder could liven up your dish.  With this easy method you can make a big batch of amchur powder in advance for storing purposes. The recipe was posted on the YouTube channel ‘Something’s Cooking With Alpa’.

Watch Recipe Video Of Amchoor Powder Or Masala Here:

(Also Read: Garam Masala Recipe: Make Your Own At Home)

Now that it is the season of mangoes, why not make the best use of it! Try this recipe and let us know how you liked it in the comments section below!

About Sushmita SenguptaSharing a strong penchant for food, Sushmita loves all things good, cheesy and greasy. Her other favourite pastime activities other than discussing food includes, reading, watching movies and binge-watching TV shows.

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