We hope you love this chat masala!
Spices get their intense flavor and aroma from volatile oils locked inside the whole spice. Grinding spices releases these oils, which means that many pre-ground spices—while convenient—have lost a lot of their magic before they reach your kitchen. The fresher the grind, the more potent the spice. This blend contains whole spice that you grind fresh yourself. Each spice is carefully selected and curated from farms that practice environmental stewardship and empower their local communities.
Why is one of the ingredients in powder form in this bottle? I thought the idea behind DIY was to be able to grind whole spices yourself.
Yes, that’s is precisely the idea. However, we use ground Amchoor because dried, raw mango slices are incredibly hard to grind in a household coffee or spice grinder. That's why we decided to include pre-ground of this particular spice.