English Name: Raw Mango Powder
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. These are then ground finely into 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.