Amchur comes from dried mangoes and has a slightly fibrous texture.  It is most often used in Indian cuisine and adds a tart, slightly sour citrus flavor to foods.


Use in Indian curries, chutneys, marinades or soups.  Amchur also works well on the grill with chicken or fish.  Can be used as a substitute for lime or lemon juice or for tamarind, particularly when you don't want the dark color of tamarind.


*1 oz = approximately 2 heaping Tablespoons