Sunday, September 27, 2015


This is a nice spice mix to prepare and keep handy to make achari dishes. The main five spices are dry roasted lightly and ground to a coarse texture. You can add the remaining spice powders like turmeric, mango powder, garam masala, coriander powder and red chilli powder later while cooking or you can even mix them together and store which makes things much easier.

5 key ingredients of Achari Masala:

Fenugreek seeds/ methi dana  ... 1/2  tsp
Onion seeds / kalonji ............ 1 tsp
Cumin seeds / jeera ... 1 tsp
Mustard seeds / rai ... 3/4  tsp
Fennel seeds / saunf ... 1 tsp

Grind these ingredients with or without roasting(lightly) to a coarse texture.

Other spice powders to mix in the achari masala:
Garam masala ......... 1 tsp
Amchoor powder .... 1/2 tsp
Red chilli powder .. 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder ... 1/2 tsp
Coriander powder ... 1 tsp

Mix these spice powders with the roasted and ground achari masala for ready use.
This portion is for 1 kilo mutton / chicken
You can make as much  quantity as  you want to store increasing the spices accordingly.

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Check out the dishes made with this spice mix :


  1. Thanks for sharing another wonderful masala preparation. I guess I could use this for paneer achari.

    1. I am glad you liked the post..Paneer achari will taste yummy.

  2. I was just going to say this spice would be perfect for achari aloo, achari paneer or achari tofu.Homemade spice is so much better than shop bought.

    1. Sure Nayna.. home made is preferable anytime.


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