Amchur Powder (Green Mango Powder)
A fine, off-white to pale grey powder made from dried, sliced green mangoes.
Amchur, often spelled Amchoor, is a powder made from dried unripe green mangoes. It has a delicious honey-like fragrance and a sour fruity flavor. Amchur is used in curries, chutneys, pickles, and stir-fries, both with vegetables and with meats. It has a slight tenderizing effect in meat dishes.
Use this powder to add a fruit flavor without adding moisture, or as a souring agent. Amchur has a fruity acidity reminiscent of lemon juice and is used predominantly as a souring agent in curries, in much the same way as tamarind.
Amchur compliments fish and even adds a delicious tang to red meats when rubbed on with a little freshly ground black pepper before barbecuing, grilling or roasting.
Dried unripe mangoes are a rich source of antioxidants, including beta-carotene, which is converted to the antioxidant Vitamin A in the body. Antioxidants, Vitamin A and E are important in cell-regeneration and protect against free radical formation, aging, and disease. Amchur powder is a potent source of Vitamin C, supportive of immune function, as well as iron, which is essential in transporting oxygen throughout the body. When the immune system in compromised, and iron count is low, it leads to fatigue and disease.
Other Common Names:
Green Mango Powder, Aamchur, Amchoor