Friday, 16 September 2011

DRY MANGO POWDER (Amchur)

DRY MANGO POWDER (Amchur)

Dried mango powder is a spice made by grinding dried mango. The powder preserves the acidic, tart and spicy flavour of unripe mangoes.


Benefits

  • Mango is a rich source of vitamin A (beta-carotene), E and Selenium which help to protect against heart disease and other ailments.
  • Mangoes contain phenols, phenolic compound have powerful antioxidant and anticancer abilities.
  • Mango is effective in relieving clogged pores of the skin.
  • It is also valuable to combat acidity and poor digestion.
  •  Dried mango powder has high iron content, so pregnant women and people suffering from anemia are advised to consume it regularly.

Uses
· used for flavouring curries, chutneys, soups, marinades and as a condiment.
·  can be used instead of tamarind to prepare sweet-sour dal or sambhar.
· It can also be used to marinate chicken, meat, fish and pork.
· used to flavour kebabs, seekhs , grilled chicken, baked fish and all barbecue items.
· used to add flavour too dum aloo (potato preparation) and biryani ( rice mixed with vegetable or chicken or meat).



Go ahead...flavour your meals 

source:-http://www.tarladalal.com/glossary-dried-mango-powder-148i,http://www.food.com/library/amchoor-powder-604, http://www.manjulaskitchen.com/2008/07/23/mango-powder-amchoor/


 

 

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  2. Great post about the mango powder and benefits ansd uses of mango powder .

    Mango Powder

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