Black salt

Even though it is called Black salt or Kala Namak, this rock salt has a pinkish or puple color when ground. Also known as kala namak, kala loon, or black Indian salt, is a salty and pungent smelling condiment used in South Asia. The odour is mainly due to sulfur content. It plays a role similar to that of fish sauce which gives dishes that umami or extra depth of savouriness. Kala namak is a type of natural volcanic halite, which is mined in Northern India and Pakistan somewhere the Himalayas salt ranges. The rock salt is transformed into the commercially sold kala namak through a heat treatm..

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