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Chaat Masala Vinaigrette

Chat Masala Vinaigrette

Mamta Gupta

This is an Indian twist on vinaigrette dressing, one of my favourites and easy to make. Chat Masala can be bought ready made in packets from almost all Indian grocers. It is an extremely popular spice mix used by Indian all over the world. I have more vinegar than oil, unlike a standard vinaigrette where the ratio is approximately 3:1 for oil:vinaigrette. When dieting, you can reduce oil still further.

Edited January 2015


  • 1 cup good balsamic vinegar

  • 1/2 cups extra virgin olive oil. When dieting, you can reduce oil amount

  • 1-2 tsp. Chat Masala

  • Sea salt granules to taste

  • 1/2 tsp. sugar or sweetener (not needed when using sweet vinegar)

  • 1/2 tsp. chilli flakes or black pepper

  • Other ingredients that can be added: Various herbs like parsley, chives, chervil, coriander, dill or mixed herbs, finely chopped or 1 heaped tsp. of Dijon or other 'made' mustard or crushed garlic or lemon/lime zest.


  1. To make, place dry ingredients in a jar, add vinegar and then oil and shake the jar well.

  2. Also see Salad Dressings Selection and Salad Selection

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