Thursday, September 06, 2007
They call it fruit seasoning, but it's really chaat masala. I found this at a little local Mexican shop last year in Seattle, when we were visiting my sister. I bought it because I found it intriguing - and when I opened the bottle and sniffed at the contents, the sharp lemony-chilli aroma went straight to my taste buds and salivary glands without my tongue even getting a look in!
Not that my tongue was deprived for long, because I tried it (the seasoning, not my tongue) over pears and mangoes and apples and ooooh, it's chaat masala allright - it makes FANTASTIC fruit chaat! A bit salty and a bit lemony and all the flavour of chillies without the heat and SOOOO aromatic. Who knew the Mexicans used fruit seasoning, just as we do? Well, I didnt, for one.
If you like chaat, this lovely Mexican seasoning is perfect. If you can find it, buy it. You wont regret it. Those of you who already know about this seasoning, ignore my post, it will have nothing new in it for you :)