Chaat masala has a salty test. Mango powder and dried pomegranate seeds contribute tartness while the heat from black peppercorns balances out the blend. Nutty cumin, in addition to its obvious flavor when toasted, helps the digestion. Chaat masala is more just a tangy seasonging mix or spicy garnish on savory snack. It is used in many Indian dishes.
(makes 3/4 cup)
You can use black salt and amchoor powder or even lemon juice instead of this masala (as it has a tangy, sour flavor). You can also add a combination of cumin powder, amchoor powder/dry mango powder, red chili powder and salt.