Pink Himalayan salt is the most unique salt you can find in the world. Its blue crystals and opaque luster make it beautiful to look at. So, to make sure that you can come across a large amount of this salt, the high-quality Himalayan pink salt is hard to find and costly as well.
There is a good reason why this type of salt is so rare and expensive. This salt is formed under extreme conditions that are seldom met. The surface of this salt is normally buried and so high, that the surface of the salt is completely covered with tiny crystals that form around each other. While moving, the crystals do not break or escape; thus creating the amazing pink color of the salt.
In order to be able to mine and make a large quantity of this salt, a large amount of electricity and technology is needed. Thus, the people who are going to use this salt for cooking purposes have to pay a lot of money in order to gain access to this salt.
However, if you will consider that there are other salts available in the market, which are relatively cheaper, then you will definitely think twice before shelling out a huge cost. However, if you want to make Himalayan salt at home, you can do it by yourself. You do not need any kind of expertise.
In order to make Pink Himalayan salt, you will need some basic items such as warm water, sodium carbonate, and salt. Other than these, you will also need certain herbs. Himalayan pink salt can be made by combining all of these basic elements into one pot.
Firstly, you will need to cut some dried peeled potatoes into small pieces and then grind them into a powder. You will also need to combine these in the pot along with some ground white potatoes. You will add some salt in the water along with the powdered potatoes and mix them until they become combined.
Now, in order to create the color of the salt, you will add to this the essential oils from different herbs such as Rosemary, thyme, coriander, cumin, fennel, lavender, etc. Using these oils is not essential because these essential oils can be added to salt without any problems. You can add them to it until the desired shade of pink you wish to create is achieved.
Now, the most important part is to keep stirring the mixture because water is the main ingredient of the blend. When it becomes just the right consistency, you can now stop stirring and you should start checking for bubbles.
If you check for bubbles, you can see that the mixture has started bubbling, and thus, the salt has turned into a pale pink color. You will need to continue to add salt in the mixture while it is still pale pink. Eventually, you will reach the desired shade of pink.
However, if you are trying to create the purest of pink, you will need to add more water and still keep stirring until you get the desired pure pink color. Once you have reached the desired shade of pink, you can now stop stirring and place the mixture in your baking dish.
When placing the mixture in the baking dish, you will need to remember to use a baking sheet that is at least two inches thick so that the salt does not slide around. You will also need to keep it covered in a piece of parchment paper so that you can keep an eye on the mixture and to avoid your cooking utensils from touching the salt.
Place the mixture in the oven for thirty minutes and you can expect the salt to become soft enough to turn into a rock-like texture. Once the thirty minutes are over, you can now remove the baking dish from the oven and allow it to cool down completely. You can either eat it as it is or keep it and use it in various recipes.