chaunk

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From Hindi छौंक.

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chaunk (usually uncountable, plural chaunks)

  1. (cooking) A garnish made by frying mustard seed, asafoetida, and other whole spices in oil or ghee to release the flavours. Added to soups, curries, etc., at the end of cooking.

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