Most of us are familiar with the sweet, tartness of a delicious tasting mango? But have you ever used mango as a spice?
The spice, amchur, am meaning mango and chur meaning powder, is made from raw green mangoes, which are sliced and sun-dried, then ground to a powder. The powder has a slightly fibrous texture and beige in color with a similar taste to tamarind.
Amchur is commonly used as a souring agent for making chutneys, curries, soups, and marinades it is also used as a table condiment. There is not a household in the northern region of India that does not have a container of this piquant spice on-hand. Most amchur enthusiasts use it to tenderize meat, fish and poultry before it is cooked in tandoor ovens the result is a succulent, mouth-watering dish!
Think of this green mango powder as a way to add an exotic taste to food, just as you would with lemon or lime. For a tangy taste, try adding amchur powder to stir-fried vegetables or pastries or even sprinkle over a mixed fruit salad.
To get you started on using amchur powder here is a zesty recipe I am sure you and the whole family will enjoy!
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