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Heat medium skillet on medium heat. Add cumin, coriander and fennel seed; toast until fragrant, 30 seconds to 1 minute. Remove from skillet immediately. Cool completely. Transfer to spice grinder or mortar and pestle, add thyme leaves and grind to a fine powder.
Test Kitchen Tip: Amchur or Amchoor is a fruity, tart powder made from green, unripe mangoes that have been harvested, sliced and dried in the sun. Usually a beige to brownish powder, amchur has a sharp, almost citrus-like flavor making it a key ingredient in Chaat Masala. Typical of North Indian cuisine, amchur can be used in marinades for fish or mixed with sea salt as a finishing spice; it adds complexity to curries or other Indian street foods. Amchur can be found at Indian markets, some specialty grocers and through online retailers.