Methi Masala or Achar Masala Recipe

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Methi masala is a spice blend that can be used to make achars (pickled dishes), sprinkled on khichu or khakras or just added to any dish to spice it up!

methi masala or achar masala

Quick to make methi masala

Methi masala is also known as achar masala, achari masala or methiya masala. It can be used to spice up a dish or to make Indian pickles. You can use the Indian spice mixture to easily make mango pickle masala.

 Methi masala is often used to sprinkle on top of a traditional Gujarati dish, khichu or papdi no lot. I have a recipe up for it which is linked here.

This spice blend can also be used to make Indian Carrot Pickle.

achar masala methi masala

Achar masala ingredients

The ingredients for methi masala are as follows:

  • Oil
  • Red chilli powder
  • Kashmiri chilli powder
  • Salt
  • Split mustard seeds (Rai na kuria)
  • Split fenugreek seeds (Methi na kuria)
methi masala ingredients in a bowl
Measure out ingredients in bowl (except asofetida)
Methi masala ingredients in a steel bowl.

Making methi masala at home

The process is very easy to make this!

  1. Measure out spices
  2. Blend the spices (if you would like a finer textures)
  3. Heat oil
  4. Pour oil on asofetida (hing)
  5. Thoroughly mix the blend. Ensuring the oil is not clumpy anywhere.

Achar masala vs blended mix

You can enjoy this blend of spices not blended as well.  Generally when used to make achars like mango pickle it is used in a not blended form.  A picture is below:

Achar masala in a green bowl.

Make Pickles

This is a key ingredient to make Indian pickles such as Carrot Pickle.

Gajar ka achaar.

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methi masala or achar masala

Achar Masala or Methi Masala

Shilpa Joshi
Methi masala is a spice blend that can be used to make achars (pickled dishes), sprinkled on khichu or khakras or just added to any dish to spice it up!
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Indian
Servings 2 cups
Calories 556 kcal


  • Mixing bowl


  • 2 tbsp split fenugreek seeds methi na kuria
  • 1 cup split mustard seeds rai na kuria
  • ¼ tsp turmeric
  • 2 tbsp salt
  • 1 tbsp asofetida hing
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 2 tbsp kashmiri chilli


  • Measure out spices(except asofetida/hing) and salt in a bowl. Blend the spices and salt.
  • Add blended spices to a bowl. Add asofetdia (hing) to center of bowl
  • Heat oil on the stove to smoking point (2-3 minutes on high)
  • Pour heated oil onto asofetida. (hot oil will activate the flavor in asofetida). Mix the mixture thorougly.
  • Methi masala/achar masala is ready


The recipe makes about 2 cups so you can bottle it up and use it when needed.
Methi masala can be used to make achar, sprinkled on khichu or even on khakras.


Calories: 556kcalCarbohydrates: 24gProtein: 22gFat: 45gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 1gSodium: 6987mgPotassium: 629mgFiber: 10gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 26IUVitamin C: 6mgCalcium: 230mgIron: 8mg
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  1. Hi there
    How is this masala meant to be stored? Does it require refrigeration or can it be shelved?

    1. Hello! It can be stored in an air tight container on the shelf. Refrigeration not needed.