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Kala Namak Rock Salt (India's Volcanic "Black Salt")


Kala Namak, or Indian Black Salt (also called Nirav Black Salt or Sanchal), is a special unrefined mineral salt from Darjeeling, India. It is a volcanic rock salt mined in central India. The ground salt is not black, but more of a coral pink or pinkish gray, and has a strong, sulfuric flavor. These colors come from the presence of trace minerals such as magnesium, as well as volcanic iron.

Kala Namak is used in Indian cuisine as a condiment, most commonly with snack foods. It is used in chaats (fruit glazes), chutneys, raitas (yogurt and cucumbers mixes), fruit salads, and savory deep-fried snacks. The finishing salt has a strong sulfur taste and smell. While this unique quality is often diffused when cooked, it nonetheless adds a special taste of eggs.

    Ingredients: sea salt

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 18 reviews
    Kala Namak salt

    This salt rules.

    Sulphur to delight the tongue

    I use the Kala Namak coarse grain salt as a finishing salt for a number of foods. Just a grain or two imparts a distinctive sulphurous touch of flavor to foods. On sashimi with stronger flavors it contrasts with the fish. On vegetables, there is an additional bit of umami to savor.

    great salt but packaging issue

    Not just me; i have read other reviews with same complaint: the seals on the jars are not correctly inserted causing damage to seal shape and salt grains get into the seal layers and then spill all over the place when opening the jar. Don't open near your laptop, iPhone or anything else made of aluminum - these little grains are very corrosive. Plus, some of these salts are quite expensive; they shouldn't be spilling unless its intentional. They are very nice jars; I wouldn't change that; the damaged seal thing is operator error at packaging

    Hello Dale! Thank you for your feedback. We are aware of this issue and have been working hard behind the scenes to customize our own sturdy seal top jars, which we hope to have upgraded by summer 2021. In the meantime, please reach out to us at and we'll get your salts squared away. Best wishes, and thank you again for your feedback. -Kaitlin

    Great salt like all the products

    Unusual taste, delighted to add to my collection of salts from the Meadow. Consistent with their high standards

    Amazing Kala Namak Salt

    One of my family members has an egg intolerance. We have been getting creative with recipes. This salt, combined with moong daal, can make the most incredible egg free breakfast casserole. Kala Namak Salt is interesting, sulfury and nutritious. We are so happy to add it to our arsenal of ingredients.