chaunk

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From Hindi छौंक (chauṅk).

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chaunk (uncountable)

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

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