Thursday, 9 July 2009

Amchur (Raw Mango Powder)

English Name:Raw Mango Powder (Raw)

Common Indian Name (Hindi): Amchur

  • Mango Powder is a dried spice, obtained from unripe or green mango fruits which have been sliced and sun dried. Amchur powder is obtained by grinding them finely into a powder.
  • The use of amchur is confined chiefly to Indian cookery, where it is used as an acid flavoring in curries, soups, chutneys, marinades and as a condiment.
  • It is used for its tangy flavor somewhat similar to tamarind. Citric acid, terpenes, aldehyde and esters are responsible for the sour taste.
  • It is also used for tenderizing poultry and meat.

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