I love spices! They add zest, character, and soul to any dish. However, it is not easy to find a sattvic spice mix in the store that contains only positive pranic ingredients. There is always some garlic or onion powder involved, and if not, then asafoetida or chili peppers are taking over.

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This is a quite universal sattvic spice mix. I use this all-purpose spice mix a lot. I add it to soups, stews, and dals, or sprinkle it on salads. This spice mix will add zest to hot beverages, dressings, sauces, and dips.

At first, we have to dry roast all our spices. Because each seed has a different density and size, I prefer roasting them separately—this way, we can achieve even roast and perfect flavor.

While roasting, watch all your seeds closely, continually stirring. Don’t let them brown as it will ruin the flavor.

When your sesame seeds are almost done mix in nutmeg, and roast for about a minute, then add ginger powder and turn off the heat right away. Watch the video to see the way I do it.

This is my basic version of Chaat Masala, and it is a quite universal sattvic spice mix with only positive pranic ingredients
This is my basic version of Chaat Masala, and it is a quite universal sattvic spice mix with only positive pranic ingredients
This is my basic version of Chaat Masala, and it is a quite universal sattvic spice mix with only positive pranic ingredients
This is my basic version of Chaat Masala, and it is a quite universal sattvic spice mix with only positive pranic ingredients
This is my basic version of Chaat Masala, and it is a quite universal sattvic spice mix with only positive pranic ingredients

Universal Sattvic Spice Mix Anatomy

Allspice – (also known as Jamaican pepper, pimienta, or newspice) – has anti-inflammatory (23) and cancer-fighting properties (23, 24, 25). Assist with weight management by increasing feelings of fullness (26,27). Relieves gas and bloating (23),29), assists blood sugar management (30).

Black pepper -pungent/heating-  is one of the most potent digestive stimulants. It burns out Ama (a form of un-metabolized waste that cannot be utilized by the body*1) and cleanses the alimentary canal (energizing digestive fire to destroy toxins and digest food). It is an excellent antidote to cold food (like cucumbers) and excessive intake of raw food and salads.*2

Coriander and cumin are similar in properties. Both seeds are antidotes to hot and pungent foods; they increase digestion (123) and absorption of nutrients. 
Coriander -sweet, astringent/cooling-  relieves gas, binds toxins in the blood, protects from acidity. 
Cumin pungent, astringent/slightly heating- promotes weight loss (678), increases the activity of digestive enzymes, which speeds up digestion (4). It increases the release of bile from the liver, assisting with the digestion of fats and certain nutrients in your gut (5).

Ginger -pungent/very heating- might be one of the most sattvic of spices. Known as “the universal medicine,” ginger improves digestion, breaks down fat in the stomach, reduces mucous, and helps with elimination. In addition, it supports weight loss (13) lowers blood sugar (14), and helps treat chronic indigestion (15).

Nutmeg -sweet, astringent, pungent/slightly heating- is one of the best spices for increasing nutrient absorption, especially in the colon. It combines well with cardamom and ginger. Nutmeg calms the mind and promotes restful sleep. However, if taken in excess, Nutmeg can increase dullness of mind and has a tamasic quality (similar to poppy seeds).*2  Nutmeg has powerful anti-inflammatory properties (16, 17, 18)

Sesame seedssweet/heating– are an excellent source of protein (5 gr. per 3 tbsp.), support bone health. (4); are abundant in sesamin (56) which is a potent anti-inflammatory agent, supports the immune system (7) and healthy thyroid function (89) “Sesame seeds are sattvic and produce sattvic tissues in the body, and so are good food for yogis.” *2

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This is my basic version of Chaat Masala, and it is a quite universal sattvic spice mix with only positive pranic ingredients

Universal Sattvic Spice Mix

This is my basic version of Chaat Masala, and it is a quite universal sattvic spice mix. I use this mix in cooking a lot. I add it to soups, stews, and dals, sprinkle it on salads, dips, add zest to hot beverages, dressings, and sauces.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Total Calories: 327kcal
Ingredients
Instructions
  • Dry roast all our spices. Roast cumin, sesame seeds, coriander, black pepper, and allspice*** separately. While roasting, watch all your seeds closely, continually stirring. Don’t let them brown as it will ruin the flavor.
  • When your sesame seeds are almost done, mix in nutmeg, and roast for about a minute, then add ginger powder and turn off the heat right away.
  • Transfer ingredients to a coffee grinder* and grind to a fine powder.
  • Place in an airtight spice jar, and store in a cool, dry place*.
Notes
*I have a burr coffee grinder dedicated to spices only; if you have only one coffee grinder just be sure that it is clean and free of coffee particles.
**All spices are at their best when freshly made. It is better if consumed within a couple of months as it will lose its potency with time. 
***Because each seed has a different density and size, I prefer roasting them separately—this way, we can achieve an even roast and perfect flavor.
Course: condiments, spice mix
Cuisine: Indian, Sattvic, Vegan
Keyword: chaat masala, chaat masala recipe, positive pranic chaat masala, positive pranic spice mix, sattvic chaat masala, sattvic spice mix, sattvic spices, spice mix, spices, universal spice mix, zesty chaat masala
Total Calories: 327kcal
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REFERENCES

*1 Pole, Sebastian. Ayurvedic Medicine: The Principles of Traditional Practice. London: Churchill Livingston, 2006. Print. 44-46, 103-105.
*2 Dr. David Frawley and Dr. Vasant Lad. An Ayurvedic Guide to Herbal Medicine. Second revised and enlarged edition, 2001. Print 2008. p.146, 155, 109, 150, 105

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