amchur powder recipe, dry mango powder recipe
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amchur powder recipe

homemade recipe of amchoor powder or dry mango powder which is often added to north indian recipes for a slight tang and sourness.
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: condiment
Cuisine: north indian
Author: dassana

Ingredients

  • 2 to 5 medium sized raw unripe mangoes (keri or kairi)

Instructions

  • rinse and wipe the unripe mangoes completely dry.
  • peel the skin. this is the toughest part. use a good peeler.
  • with the same peeler then peel the mangoes into thin strips or chips.
  • the strips or chips have to be thinly peeled. peeling the mango flesh is easier than peeling the skin.
  • spread the thin peeled mango strips on a tray or a large plate.
  • you can also use two to three trays or plates to make the drying easier.

there are two ways to dry the unripe mango strips.

  • sun drying method: keep them in sun for few days. usually it takes 2-3 days to dry them in the hot sun of north india. but the time can varies depending upon the sun duration and intensity.
  • using oven - heat your oven to its minimum. place the mango strips in the oven. depending on the temperature it may take anywhere between 10 hours to 2 days or more.
  • i heated the oven at 60 degrees celsius and it took about 21 hours for the mangoes to dry completely.
  • the mango strips become crisp and break easily like a thin potato wafer. as soon as they cool, you powder them in the grinder.
  • if you keep for more time, then some of the chips loose their crispness and get a chewy texture. then again you will have to dry them in the oven for a few hours till they become crisp.
  • a few chips which have been peeled thickly may be thick and not crisp. but if they got dried properly, then they get easily powdered.
  • as soon as they get cooled, add them to a dry grinder. grind to a fine powder.
  • remove and store amchoor powder in a jar. 3 small mangoes yielded 75 gms of amchur powder. store at room temperature.
  • add amchur powder as required to the recipes.