Kala namak is also known as black salt, which is odd because when ground into powder it’s pinkish-white. When whole the crystals are dark purple, bordering on black.
Sourced from Northern India this salt has a long history as a medicinal remedy for indigestion, hysteria, and dental health; but also as a popular spice for chaats and breads (we adore it on oven fries). To make kala namak, salt is melted down with aromatic spice and other various minerals. When it cools and re-crystallizes, the salt picks up various aromas and mineral flavors, though the most notable is an eggy, sulfury smell. The flavor is epic with starchy dishes such as sweet potatoes or with egg dishes such as deviled eggs of egg salad.
|Basic Preparation||No preparation necessary, ready to use as is.|
|Recommended Applications||This rare Indian Mineral Salt is attributed to the bold flavor enhanced in South Asian cuisines of India and Pakistan, such as chutney or chaats. Other great applications include, sprinkling on fruit, added into a mango smoothie, or infused in salad dressings. Notable, is that this salt should be used sparingly, due to the strong flavor that has a more intense flavor in comparison to traditional salts.|
|Handling / Storage||Store in a cool, dry place.|
|Qualities||All Natural, Gluten-Free, Kosher Parve, Non-GMO|
|Shelf Life||2 Years|
|Country of Origin||India|
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