Amchur Powder, 100gm
Amchur is essentially dried mango powder. Unripe mangoes are first cut into pieces and left to dry for few days before grinding into powder which is then commercially packed and sold. You can also find dried green mango slices being sold in specialist or health food stores. The typical use of amchur powder is to make curries especially vegetarian dishes.
This sour spice is popularly used for making Indian savoury street food known as chaat or snack items. Caution must be taken when using this spice as it adds a sour taste to dishes . Adding too much may make the dish too tart and unpleasant. Although not a must-have spice, it sure does lift flavours of the dish and give that tangy taste.