Chat Masala


  • 4 Tbsp coriander seeds
  • 2 Tbsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp ajowan (tastes a bit like thyme)
  • 1 Tbsp amchoor (dried mango powder)
  • 1/4 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp black peppercorns
  • 3 tsp black salt


Pictured with Peta's Crispy Okra and Chickpea Salad - see recipe here

Tangy spice mix - makes 10 tbsp.

Dry fry coriander seeds in a pan till the flavour is released - a few minutes. Place in a bowl.

Do the same thing with the cumin then the ajowan.

Add all the other ingredients to the bowl then grind in a spice grinder or mortar and pestle.

Store in an airtight container and use within two months.