Your cart

Black Mineral Salt

Regular price
$9.99
Regular price
Sale price
$9.99
Unit price
per 
Availability
Sale price
$9.99
13 reviews
  • Spices guaranteed to wow you or we'll replace!
  • Non-GMO, non-irradiated, plant-based, no additives, no colorings, no fillers
  • In stock! Ships in 1-2 days

Black Mineral Salt (commonly called kala namak) is a classic ingredient in many South Asian dishes and is used in the practice of Ayurveda.

The salt is mined in the Himalayas and then fired in a kiln at extremely high temperatures, hot enough to melt the salt and give it a scorched black color (it loses some of its dark color when it is ground down). The heat also changes the chemical composition, bringing out its beloved (and infamous) savory, tart and eggy aroma and flavor.

Use instead of table salt in any dish to add depth and complexity

This salt does not supply iodide, a necessary nutrient.

Origin:

Uttar Pradesh, India

Aliases:

Kala namak, Sulemani namak, sulphur salt

Process:

Kiln-fired

Ingredients:

Kiln-fired salt

Tasting notes:

Egg Yolk • Umami • Iron


COOKING

SOURCING

Kala namak literally means "black salt" in Hindi, and it has a long history in Ayurveda. The salt's journey starts when it's mined from the nearby mountains in Uttar Pradesh, a state in northern India that shares a border with Nepal.


From there, the mineral salt is placed into kilns alongside harad seeds, amla and babul bark and heated for 24 hours until the whole mixture melts, producing jagged black salt crystals that are ground into a powder.

Customer Reviews
4.4 Based on 13 Reviews
5 ★
77% 
10
4 ★
8% 
1
3 ★
0% 
0
2 ★
8% 
1
1 ★
7% 
1
Write a Review Ask a Question

Thank you for submitting a review!

Your input is very much appreciated. Share it with your friends so they can enjoy it too!

Filter Reviews:
  • salt
  • cooking
  • kitchen
  • dishes
  • recipes
  • mineral salt
  • customers
  • sorts
  • home
  • level
A
05/29/2022
Anonymous
United States United States

Unfortunately

Allergic unfortunately great taste and very flavorful.

A Burlap & Barrel Customer
LC
04/30/2022
Lapine, C.
United States United States

Love it

I love using this in recipes that benefit from an eggy flavor vibe. It’s delicious and unexpected !

TC
03/26/2022
Tanya C.
United States United States

Cooking at Home Everyday @bottega360

Excellent! My customers are enjoying their cooking at home, everyday.

RP
02/20/2022
Richard P.
United States United States

surprising umami flavor

this is very surprisingly strong umami flavor when used sparingly, very highly recommended for a tweak beyond regular salt

MW
01/24/2022
Michael W.
United States United States

Spiced up life

Love the spices and have elevated my kitchen. My wife is thrilled with all the new and creative directions our culinary adventure is taking us from day to day. Several of the peppers we have she has claimed as her favorites.