Achaar Masala Powder is a blend of spices commonly used to make Indian pickles, also known as "achaar". The word "achaar" is Hindi for pickles, and in Indian cuisine, pickles are an important condiment that accompanies almost every meal.
Achaar Masala Powder typically includes a combination of spices such as mustard seeds, fenugreek seeds, cumin seeds, fennel seeds, nigella seeds, turmeric, red chili powder, and salt. The exact combination of spices used in Achaar Masala Powder can vary depending on the region or individual preferences.
To make achaar, the chosen vegetables or fruits are chopped or sliced and mixed with Achaar Masala Powder, oil, and vinegar or lemon juice. The mixture is then left to ferment for several days, which allows the flavors to develop and intensify. Achaar can be eaten as a side dish or used as a flavor enhancer in other dishes.