Make Magic With Chemical-Free Maggi Masala At Home

For most of us, Maggi is more than a meal, it’s an emotion. A simple combination that transports us back in time to after-school snacks and cartoon hours or rainy college days. It can be found in almost every home, at every street corner and in every state across the nation. If there was something that could unite India, it would be Maggi, the comfort food of a nation.

Yet despite its popularity, the one thing that worries many mothers is the chemicals that go into making Maggi so delicious. Unfortunately, for it to be shelf stable, it contains preservatives and anti-clumping chemicals along with MSG, the ingredient which makes it so unique.

But what if we told you you could recreate the magic of Maggi masala without all the unnecessary bad stuff? With simple, everyday spices and ingredients you can make your own masala that can be added to noodles, bhaji, pasta, soup…anything you want!


  • ¼ cup coriander seeds
  • 2 tbsp cumin
  • 1 tsp fennel
  • ¼ tsp methi
  • 2 bay leaf
  • 1-inch cinnamon
  • 5 pod cardamom
  • 6 cloves
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • 1 tbsp chilli powder
  • ½ tsp turmeric
  • ½ tsp ginger powder
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp amchur
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp corn flour


  • Add coriander seeds, cumin, fennel, methi, bay leaves, cinnamon, cardamom, cloves and pepper to a dry pan.
  • Roast them on a low flame until they begin to emit an aroma. 
  • Turn off the flame and let them cool completely before transferring the mixture to a blender. 
  • Add in the powdered spices – chilli, turmeric, ginger, garlic, onion, amchur, sugar, salt and cornflour. 
  • Blend all the ingredients to a fine powder. 
  • Your powder is ready to use.