Achari Masala is a mix of Indian spices which is used to pickle variety of ingredients. This masala can be used to flavor various curries and starters. Make this amazing homemade version and add it in your regular food.
Dry roast dry red chillies, coriander seeds, onion seeds, fennel seeds, mustard seeds, fenugreek seeds and cumin till slightly browned and fragrant.
Cool for 5 minutes.
Blend in a blender with rest of the ingredients to make a coarse powder.
Store in an airtight container for up to a month in a cool and dry place or refrigerate it for about 2 months.
You can add this powder in curries, dal and can make various starters.
Use best quality Kashmiri Dry Red Chillies to make the masala. The colour of the masala comes from them.Roast the spices on medium low heat to release the flavours. Roasting them on high heat will burn them and the flavour will be not as good.If the colour of your masala is still not that good, add some Kashmiri Red Chilli Powder to it and mix well.Fenugreek seeds and nigella seeds adds bitterness to this masala. So keep their quantity to a minimum.Grind the masala to a coarse powder and not very smooth for best flavours.