Friday, January 16, 2015

Homemade Roasted Cumin Powder

Cumin is one of my favorite spices. Roasting the spice, brings out the flavor. Hence I always make this powder in small batches and use it in Chaas, Chaats etc. A little sprinkling of this powder elevates the dish. Making this powder requires only few minutes. Once you start using this powder, you will never want to buy it from the stores.


Ingredients:
  • Cumin seeds - 1/3 cup

Procedure:

Take cumin seeds in a frying pan.


Start frying it on medium heat until it turns brown and fragrant. Keep stirring constantly for even browning.


Once done, turn off the heat and transfer to a bowl. Allow it to cool completely. Then transfer it into a blender.


Make a fine powder.


Transfer it into an airtight container. Roasted Cumin powder is ready!!


Use this powder in Chaas, chaats etc. This powder stays good up to several months. 

Notes: #Flavor of cumin powder decreases with time. So make small batch of powder as needed. 
#You can also use a mortar and pestle to crush the roasted cumin seeds.

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