Hot Plates | August 18, 2008

They’re easy to miss. There, tucked on the stair landing, in a pretty bowl on a small table, are one of Westchester’s most unusual gustatory sensations. Dabur’s Hajmola candies are exotic digestive treats adhering to the ancient Indian health philosophy, Ayurveda. The little plastic-wrapped lozenges, easily mistaken for dull old mints, contain theoretically health-promoting spices like black pepper, black salt, cumin seeds and ginger. Whether or not you’re an adherent, these Ayurvedic treats will get your juices flowing – they’re a total palate blast in a bite. Chutney Masala offers the tangy, salty, sour and spicy suckers in two addictive flavors, Chilbuli Imli (tamarind) and Albela Aam (mango).

Chutney Masala 4 West Main Street, Irvington (914) 591-5500; chutneymasalabistro.com

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