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A blue plate with a beautifully arranged fruit salad.

Magic Dust


  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • ΒΌ teaspoon chile
  • 1 teaspoon amchoor dried mango powder available at some specialty stores and online. Or use a teaspoon of sumac or one good squeeze of lime juice
  • 1 good pinch sea salt


  • In a dry skillet, toast cumin and chile over medium heat just for a minute or two until spices warm and release their fragrance.
  • Pour cumin and chile into a small bowl or ramekin. Add amchoor and sea salt and set aside.
  • On a platter or in a bowl: combine fruit. Accessorize with chopped nuts, crystallized ginger and mint leaves or microgreens.
  • Finish by sprinkling on the chaat masala, and serve at once.