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amchoor

Pronunciation: [AHM-choor]

An East Indian seasoning made by pulverizing sun-dried, unripe (green) mango into a fine powder. Amchoor lends a tart, acidic, fruity character to many dishes including meats, vegetables and curried preparations. It's also used to tenderize poultry, meat and fish. Amchoor is sometimes called simply mango powder; it's also spelled aamchur.