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Especially for vegan chefs. When it is ground, it becomes brownish-pink and has a light taste of sulphur, which gives it a smoky, spicy, egg-like taste. Used in Indian cuisine. This salt has become popular with vegan chefs for adding natural egg flavour to their dishes. Certainly an all-natural ‘cult salt’. Produced in India.

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Key Benefits

Also known as Indian Black Salt

Especially for vegan chefs. This salt has become popular with vegan chefs for adding natural egg flavour to their dishes.

Rich in minerals, especially iron

Used in Indian cuisine, salads, everyday table salt

80g / 2.82 oz jar. Nice gift idea

KALA NAMAK fine salt - especially for vegan chefs

This salt is also known as the Indian Black Salt. When it is ground, it becomes brownish-pink and has a light taste of sulphur, which gives it a smoky, spicy, egg-like taste. Rich in minerals, especially iron. Kala namak has a very distinctive smell. The sulfur compounds cause the salt to smell like hard-boiled eggs. 

Kala Namak is mostly used in Indian cuisine. It is used sparingly in the preparation of raitas, yogurt dishes, salads, and even fruit salads. Also a welcome addition as a finishing salt to fried noodle and rice dishes.

This salt is not recommended as cooking salt, as the sulphur tends to overpower; however, hardcore aficionados may dispute this! Kala Namak is very popular with vegans, vegetarians, and Ayurveda devotees, who appreciate its cooling effect and digestive qualities.

Kala namak has been used since ancient times and is said to have been identified by Maharishi Charak, the father of Ayurvedic medicine around 300 B.C.E. There are anecdotal claims from Ayurvedic healers that this type of black salt can be therapeutic. It is considered a cooling spice and it is used as a laxative and to help digestive issues and poor eyesight. Kala namak tends to have less sodium than regular table salt. 


Produced in India.

80g/2.82oz jar

 

 

What are the best pairings for Kala Namak Salt?

  • Tofu: with Kala Namak, vegans can bring the taste of eggs to a hearty breakfast without compromising their diet! Try some tofu scramble seasoned with black salt, black pepper, and turmeric and you’ll hardly notice the difference! Try also some flavorful marinated tofu or some crispy stir-fried tofu to be served with a fresh raw salad.
  • Veggies: a plant-based diet is definitely healthy, but sometimes eating the same old flavors can get boring. Give your veggies a twist by adding a pinch of Kala Namak Salt and other spices to create your own special seasoning mix! Grilled, roasted, fried, or even salads: explore all the different sides of seasonal greens! The best pairings for black salt? Asparagus, mushroom, red bell pepper, chickpea, and spinach.
  • Pasta: try some vegan carbonara by replacing eggs with some Kala Namak Salt or have fun inventing a new noodle recipe every day.
  • Rice: plain boiled rice comes alive with the right seasoning, but you can also prepare a gourmet version of your favorite stir-fried rice.
  • Mayo: did you know that being vegan does not mean giving up your favorite sauces and tasty seasoning? Raw vegan mayo is super easy and quick to make! You should always keep a jar of vegan mayo in your fridge to enrich a last-minute sandwich or to season your daily salad.
  • Potatoes: who does not love a creamy potato salad? Mustard and Kala Namak Salt taste so good together! Sweet potatoes will also surprise you with an unconventional flavor when seasoned with black salt.
  • Fruits: fruit chaats are the Indian version of a common fruit salad and it tastes both sweet and spicy at the same time. Use fresh seasonal fruits (or even frozen ones) and learn how to make chaat sauce using Kala Namak and other typical Indian spices and aromas. Chutneys can also benefit from the use of Kala Namak Salt (try one with tamarind for example).
  • Avocado: from the iconic avocado toast to an unusual avocado pesto sauce for your noodles or spaghetti… unleash your imagination and get creative! Avocado takes seasoning very well, so it’s the perfect base for your experiments with unconventional ingredients and flavors.
  • Lemon/lime: fresh and tangy is what you expect any summer drink to be! Try some spiced Indian lemonade or create your own spiced non-alcoholic drink! A tiny pinch of Kala Namak in your concoction will add a whole new dimension. A few tips? Pair it with crushed cumin, mint leaves or a slice of fresh ginger, and serve your original homemade drink at your next summer party!
  • Yogurt: either in a sauce, a salad dressing or even in a fruit dessert, yogurt and Kala Namak Salt are the perfect combo! Take inspiration from some Indian raita recipes! A quick one? Plain yogurt, thai green chili, fresh ginger, sugar, Kala Namak Salt, cucumber, and fresh cilantro.

Keep in mind that Kala Namak has a very intense flavor and a pungent aroma and it should be used in small amounts! Because of the unique flavor it brings to your dishes, it is not a direct substitute for common salt, so you’d better be prepared!

Health Benefits of Kala Namak Salt

The therapeutic benefits of black salt have been known by traditional practitioners for centuries. Here are some of the more common benefits:

  • Common salt is made of 100% sodium chloride, while Kala Namak Salt is also composed of other substances, which make it more suitable for people on a low-sodium diet or suffering from hypertension.
  • Black salt is a natural blood thinner that can be helpful in controlling blood circulation.
  • Kala Namak Salt is not bleached nor refined, unlike common white salt. This way, it has no residual chemical traces, which makes it a healthier and more natural ingredient for your recipes.
  • It can help reduce heartburn thanks to its alkaline properties. It also lessens the damage caused by acid reflux.
  • It can cure bloating.
  • It has laxative properties.
  • Thanks to its unique mineral composition, it is rich in potassium which is vital to the proper functioning of all muscles. Potassium also prevents leg cramps and muscular spasms.
  • Mineral salts contribute to hair health by making it stronger. It also helps slow down hair loss.
  • Kala Namak Salt is rich in iron, which can help people suffering from different forms of anemia.
  • Black salt is a natural detoxifier: melt it into a cup of warm water and help your body eliminate all toxins!

Where can you buy Kala Namak Salt?

Kala Namak is very common in Asia where you can easily find it in local markets and shops. But it is considered a rare ingredient in Western countries and you won’t find it so easily in an ordinary supermarket or your local grocery store. Visit our online shop to purchase Salt’s Up Kala Namak and have this secret ingredient conveniently delivered straight to your door, ready for all your cooking experiments.

Get ready to explore ethnic cuisine, start your vegan diet, or cook like a pro chef any time you want, with this secret weapon in your pantry!