Homemade magic masala - maggi style

I had first planned to post this recipe during BM#37. It has been on my todo list since such a long time.....

Maggi's magic masala comes in really handy to make some quick fixes like stir fried vegetables, spiced rice or soups. 

With most store bought stuff the challenge has been around the amount of preservatives they use and more importantly the usage of MSG aka ajinomoto. 

So as 3rd in series of dry masalas for quick fixes for kiddos...I am sharing this easy recipe.

2 tbsp onion powder
1 1/4 tbsp garlic powder
2 tspn corainder seeds powder
1 1/2 tspn cumin seeds 
1 tspn black pepper powder
1 tspn Aniseed powder
 1 tspn dried ginger powder
1/2 tspn nutmeg powder
1/4 tspn fenugreek leaves powder
1 tbsp dried coriander leaves powder
1 tspn cloves powder
1 tspn dry mango powder
1 tspn sugar
1 tspn salt
2 tbsp whole wheat flour
1 tbsp vital wheat gluten
1 tbsp corn flour 
1/2 tbsp vegetable oil/ groundnut oil
1 tspn red chilli powder
1 tspn turmeric powder (optional)

1) In a non stick pan, heat the oil, add the wheat flour, wheat gluten, corn flour, onion powder. Saute on low flame until the flour starts smelling aromatic
2) Let this cool down completely.
3) In another pan dry roast the spices - coriander, cumin, aniseed, dried ginger, nutmeg,  cloves, Keep it aside to cool down
4) Now mix the rest of the ingredients.

I added turmeric to match the color of mine with the store bought and it kind of looked the same. I also keep changing the quantities of salt and sugar. Sometimes I have also added rock salt to this and it balances the flavors a lot better.

The above stays well in an airtight container for weeks. I refrigerate it after the first week.

You can mix this as per taste , adjusting sweetness, saltiness and sourness. 


MySpicyKitchen said…
This has been on you to do list for a long time!! Home made maggi masala sounds great and a nice flavorful masala
Priya Suresh said…
Wow, maggi masala, seriously am very much interested to give a try soon, as i love maggi masala very much.
Kalyani said…
This is such a lifesaver and I think imy kids will love me for this (am always rationing out Maggi masala powders from
The sachets as I know they r filled with preservatives) ; what's d role of gluten here ??
Suma Gandlur said…
Wow, is this your own creation? I have never touched Maggi noodles in my life but considering the popularity of the noodles, this must be a sought after recipe.
Srividhya said…
much needed one.. After all that controversy I was looking for home made ones. great share.
The masala sounds interesting , the maggi sachet is never enough for the kids ! Many a times I give away packets of maggi since the masala gets over .
Gayathri Kumar said…
That is a nice flavourful spice powder.
Harini R said…
Sounds like an aromatic and flavorful masala.
Ritu Tangri said…
It would really be a life saver as I have to buy maggi masala in addition to maggi. Kids are so addicted to it. Thanks for sharing :)
I always wanted to know the recipe of maggi masala. Bookmarked.
Smruti Ashar said…
You actually made maggi style masala at home!!Such a lovely recipe.
Pavani said…
Wow, homemade maggi spice powder, this is amazing. Bookmarked!!
Archana said…
Wow Pradnya hats off to you. How on earth did you manage it.Sounds yum.
Srivalli said…
This one sounds real gem! My kids are so fond of maggi..will surely try this..as Kalyani asked whats's the role of gluten here?

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