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Definition

A delectable spice, added most commonly to fruit, especially in fruit chaat. Yummy. It is neither purely a salt nor black.

Usage

"Guavas give me a sore throat."
"Have you tried it with kala namak?"
"That awful smelly thing vendors put on fruit?"
"You crazy? Kala namak smells?"
"What is black about it? It looks pink to me..."
"Is that your objection? I thought you didn't like the smell."
"I don't like anything about it... but why is it called kala namak, when it isn't black? I am just having an intellectual discussion here."
"You think guavas give a person sore throats. Let's discuss that first."
Added 2012-05-03 by oldathai

Root

Hindi

Region

North India

Categories

Food and Drink