Hindi Name: सरसों का पाउडर
Finely ground mustard seeds make mustard powder.The powder is a mixture of brown and white seeds, with added saffron or tumeric for flavor and/or color. It is a popular ingredient since the flavor does not build or persist when used. This when mixed with water or milk forms a paste used in sandwiches, wraps, burgers etc with a pungent aroma. You can store mustard powder in airtight jars for up to six months.
A popular condiment for various dishes like pickles and chutney, salad dressing and meat flavoring due to its pungent flavor. It is also used to make mustard paste by simply adding water which is used in hot dogs and pretzels. May be used as an ingredient in mayonnaise, vinaigrette, barbecue sauce etc.
Helps fight against asthma and pneumonia and can increase appetite when served before a meal. The paste is also popularly applied to wounds and helps combating cold and flu.
Did you know?
Mustard powder may be sprinkled inside socks to prevent frosbites.