Achari masala

Achari Masala Powder | Homemade Achari Masala Recipe

What is Achari Masala?

Achaari masala, like any other homemade masala, is a spice mix. As its name suggests, it infuses pickle(y) flavor to the dishes it is added to. The best part about Achari masala powder is that it is a versatile masala which can be used for parathas, pooris, rice and many side dishes and gravy preparations. Achari masala recipe like any other homemade masala recipe is pretty simple and calls for dry roasting and grinding the spices. It is all about the correct balance.

Let’s talk about the ingredients for Achari Masala Powder Recipe

Imagine tasting a pickle, what comes to your mind? Onion seeds, fennel seeds, red chilies, mustard seeds… right? And these are the ingredients used to make achari masala. Spices should be dry roasted on a low flame; the idea is to make them crisp so that the grinding process becomes easy.

Update: Recently when I made this achari masala I also added 1 tsp Kashmiri red chili powder. It gave a nice color (without adding much heat) to the spice mix which further reflected in the recipes I prepared using this masala. 

Another interesting homemade masala recipe is tandoori masala which is almost indispensable for barbeque recipes. Find the recipe here. Give your pooris an achari twist, make achari masala poori. View the recipe here. Do try achari aloo, achari paratha etc.

How to make Achari Masala Powder

1. Dry roast all spices i.e. 2 tbsp coriander seeds (sabut dhaniya), 1 tsp fenugreek seeds (dana methi), 1 tsp mustard seeds (sarson), 1 tsp onion seeds (kalonji), 1 tsp cumin seeds (jeera), 1 tsp fennel seeds (saunf), and 4 dry red chilies on low flame for 2-3 minutes.

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2. Once roasted, transfer spices in a plate and let them cool down completely.

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3. Grind to a coarse powder. (I like achaari masala powder a bit coarse.)

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4. Store in an airtight container. Bon appétit.

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