Love Chaat Masala but want a fresher, healthier alternative to store-bought? This easy Chaat Masala recipe has been years in the making and tastes just like (if not better than) store-bought! The best part? You only need 5 essential ingredients to make it!
Course Spice Blends
Cuisine Indian, Pakistani
Diet Gluten Free, Halal
Keyword chaat masala, chaat masala powder, Chaat Masala recipe
Heat a small skillet over medium heat. Add the cumin seeds and toast, stirring and shaking the skillet often, for 2-3 minutes. The cumin seeds will deepen in color and become highly aromatic. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
Meanwhile, add the remaining ingredients to the spice grinder. Once cooled, transfer the cumin seeds to a spice grinder.
Grind into a fine powder, shaking the spice grinder as needed to evenly distribute the powder. Store in an airtight spice jar for 6-8 weeks.
Yields ~ 42g (1/4 cup) – Enough for a small spice jar. Click 2x or 3x for larger quantities.Toggle to Metric to adjust quantities in grams.Note 1: This also adds a reddish color. For more of a red hue, you can also add 1/4 tsp Kashmiri red chili powder or paprika. Note 2: Update 2022 - I've started adding 1/4 tsp garam masala to add more depth to the chaat masala. I know, I know...I'm straying from the original 5-ingredient recipe. I'll be changing the name to reflect that. 😅