The spice amchur is unripe or green mango fruits which have been sliced and sun dried. The name comes from Hindi "aam", mango.
Amchur (amchoor) powder is also referred to as "mango" powder. It is made from green dried, ground mangoes. The spice imparts a tart and slightly sour flavor to many Indian dishes including fish, meats, vegetables and curries.
Amchur is an Indian spice made from the flesh of dried green mangoes. It preserves the acidic, tart, and slightly spicy flavor of unripe mangoes. Amchur, a pale gray to light yellow powder made from dried unripe mango which is cut in slices, dried.
Mango (Amchur) Powder
Mango powder is made from raw green mangoes that are cut, sun-dried, and pounded into powder. Mango powder is used much like lemon is used in Western cooking; but it gives food a tangy, sour taste without adding moisture. Its tart flavor is used as a souring agent in soups, dals, vegetable dishes and chutneys. It is also sprinkled over meats to tenderize them before cooking.