Black Salt (Kala Namak)
It is a special edible salt product that has a distinct flavour. The salt is rich in minerals and iron and is treated with a local herb that grows around the region where the rock salt mines are located at. The colour of this salt is not really black as the name suggests, it has a dark purple colour. Black salt is preferred by vegetarians and is used mostly on top of salads and fruit dressings. According to many, the flavour of black salt resembles the flavour of hard-boiled eggs. The coarse crystals of Black Salt can also be put inside a handy table salt grinder and directly milled onto dishes for a fresher flavour.