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    Dry mango powder

    The spice amchur is unripe or green mango fruits which have been sliced and sun dried. The name comes from Hindi am, mango. The spice is either whole or ground and sometimes seasoned with turmeric. This is made by drying small segments of unripe mango and then grinding them into a powder. It is used to give a slightly sour and tangy taste to dishes. It is used as an acid flavoring agent. Amchoor is used to add a sour tangy fruity flavor without moisture in northern Indian dishes. Used in stir fried vegetable dishes, soups, curries, and to tenderize meat and poultry.