Preparation info
  • Makes

    10 Tablespoons

    • Difficulty


Appears in
The Food of India: A Journey for Food Lovers

By Priya Wickramasinghe

Published 2005

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Chaat masala is a salty, tangy seasoning used in popular snacks such as bhel puri. It can be tossed through dry snack mixes or sprinkled onto fruit and vegetables as a seasoning.


  • 4 tablespoons coriander seeds
  • 2 tablespoons cumin seeds
  • 1 t


Place a small frying pan over low heat and dry-roast the coriander seeds until aromatic. Remove from the pan and dry-roast the cumin seeds, then separately, the ajowan. Grind the roasted mixture to a fine powder with the other ingredients, using a spice grinder or pestle and mortar. Store in an airtight container.