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Shel_B

Amchur/Amchoor Powder

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I've decided to try my hand at making Chana Masala, and discovered that one of the typical ingredients is amchur, or amchoor, powder, which is available from several sources on line.  Never having used it before, I don't know what to look for in terms of quality, freshness, or taste.  Does anyone have a recommendation or suggestion as to which powder to get, or what to look for when buying the product.  Thanks!


 ... Shel

"... ya can't please everyone, so ya got to please yourself "

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Yes, the powder needs to be light brown in color. It has to be a coarse powder having no lumps in it. It should not be manufactured too many days ago, fresh is best.

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You might try calling an Indian grocery in your area (Jai Ho perhaps? Don't know them myself but I see they get reasonable reviews on Yelp) and asking if they have dried green mango slices in stock so you could grind your own fresh. Or failing that, ask them if they stock the powder. I don't imagine it costs much - just go buy some locally and try it.

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Months ago I sourced the powder and now have tried three different sources.  I'm good.  Thanks!


 ... Shel

"... ya can't please everyone, so ya got to please yourself "

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