A mined, mineral-salt that is pink in colour and compliments Indian dishes.
Other Common Names: Kala Namak, Halite.
Black salt is a mined mineral salt which can sometimes be found in large, black crystalline chunks. The black salt we use in cooking is actually a pink powder and it has a distinct sulphurous aroma which dissipates to some extent during cooking. Black salt goes well in vegetable dishes and with seafood. Chaat masala, an Indian spice blend, is dependent upon black salt, among other ingredients, for its characteristic aroma and flavour.