Here’s one that comes by way of a kind reader named Colin from the US east coast – thanks again! He’s dispatches a TON of instant noodles which I can’t find anywhere! This one looks interesting – these are from India! Here’s a little from Wikipedia about masala –
Masala or massala is a South Asian term for a spice mix. It can be either a combination of dried (and usually dry-roasted) spices, or a paste (such as vindaloo masala) made from a mixture of spices and other ingredients—often garlic, ginger, onions, chilli paste and tomato. Masalas are used extensively in Indian cuisine to add spice and flavour, most familiarly in chicken masala. Other South Asian cuisines including Pakistani, Nepali, Bangladeshi, Burmese, and Sri Lankan regularly use spice mixes.
Chaat masala (Hindi चाट मसाला, also spelled chat masala) is a spice powder mix or masala used in South Asian cuisine, primarily in Indian, Bangladeshi and. It typically consists of amchoor (dried mango powder), cumin, coriander, dried ginger, salt (often kala namak), black pepper, asafoetida (hing) and chili powder. The ingredients are combined and served on a small metal plate, polystyrene plate or a banana leaf, dried and formed into a bowl, at chaat carts, especially in India, Bangladesh and Punjab
I couldn’t find anything about chatpat , but thinking perhaps chaat may be similar? Let’s take a look.
1 To 3 Noodles Chatpat Masala – India
Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, break noodle block into 2 pieces. Add to 275ml boiling water and cook for one minute. Add in sachet contents and cook for 2 additional minutes. stir and enjoy!
The noodle block.
The seasoning sachet.
A granular mixture.
Finished (click to enlarge). Added chicken and coriander. The noodles were plumper than I expected – was a nice surprise. They ate up almost all the liquid and ended up with a medium chewiness. The flavor was very India – masala and spicy! Decently spicy and very tasty – really liked these. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8906019633029.
A short video on food in Bengaluru.