Learn how To Make Bhuna Jeera Powder ( भुना ज़ीरा पाउडर ) Recipe with a quick video tutorial. Cumin Seeds aka Jeera is a must in most of the savory Indian dishes. It surely boosts the flavours.
Time for another DIY post. And this time this DIY post is about making a super quick and easy recipe. It’s Roasted Cumin Powder. Cumin Seeds aka Jeera is a must in most of the savory Indian dishes, and you might have seen many of my recipes which required roasted jeera powder. Many Indian dishes do.
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What is roasted cumin powder meaning in hindi?
Roasted simply means Bhuna hua or sika hua in Hindi. And Cumin means jeera, so this bhuna jeera powder is a literal translation of roasted cumin powder in Hindi.
Cumin aka Jeera powder makes dishes so aromatic:
I have been getting so many requests for a long time, about ‘How To Make Roasted Cumin Powder / Bhuna Jeera Powder’. So, here it is. Anyone who has ever used Jeera in their dishes will agree with the fact that the redolent fragrance of jeera makes dishes more flavorful.
What are roasted cumin powder benefits?
Cumin seeds also have many marvelous health benefits, the major being aiding in digestion. Yes, it is also believed that the consumption of Jeera can improve the digestion and reduces constipation. No wonder this is amazingly good for your skin and hair.
I reckon it to be true because I can still recall my grandparents drinking a glass of spiced buttermilk, Chaas, after lunch — which had a lot of jeera powder.
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How To Make Roasted Cumin Powder At Home?
Making roasted cumin powder at home is very easy and quick. Only 1 ingredient and 5 minutes of your precious time are all you need to make the best-roasted cumin powder at home.
Best Roasted Cumin Powder:
The homemade powder is much more fragrant than the store-bought packets. And the process to make it at home only requires cumin seeds and some time.
I still remember that most of the times my Mom used to put freshly roasted and grounded jeera powder in food. She roasted jeera on roti tawa while making rotis and grounded instantly with a rolling pin. No wonder it was the best. Mmmm, that aroma of jeera being roasted is something I still yearn for.
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What are the uses of roasted cumin powder?
The addition of this homemade Jeera Powder to your dishes would surely boost the flavors. It gives a nice intense aromatic flavor and taste to the food. You can quickly and easily make a batch and then store it in an airtight container. It’s generally added in Indian foods like Chaat, Bhel, Raitas, and many more similar dishes.
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How To Make Roasted Cumin Powder - Bhuna Jeera Powder (Step-by-step photo instructions)
Roasting Cumin Seeds:
- In a wide pan add the cumin seeds and roast them at medium heat till they are golden and aromatic. It would take about 2 minutes. Do not over roast the jeera seeds, or they might taste bitter.
- Remove roasted cumin seeds from heat and transfer to a plate. Let them cool completely.
Pounding Method 1:
- Transfer roasted cumin seeds into a grinder.
- Grind to make a fine powder.
- Transfer it to a spice jar to store.
- Lable it. Your roasted Jeera Powder is ready.
Pounding Method 2:
- Transfer roasted cumin seeds on a working surface and grind it into a fine powder using a rolling pin. Your roasted Jeera Powder is ready.