Chaat is a term describing savory snacks, typically served at road-side stalls (dhaba's) or food carts in India, Pakistan, Nepal and Bangladesh. Chaat masala is a mix of spices consisting of amchur (dried mango powder), cumin seeds, black salt, coriander, dried ginger, fennel seeds, black pepper and red pepper. The prerequisite for a tasty and tangy Chaat is the Chaat masala. The two popular chutneys used as a topper and dipping sauces are a dark purple sweet sauce made mainly of dates and tamarind, and green spicy chutney made of coriander leaves and green chillies.
Chaat is a popular snack and light food typically eaten on the go or on the beaches of Mumbai and especially liked by children for their spicy, tangy flavor.