How To Make Roasted Cumin Powder Recipe | Bhuna Jeera Powder ( भुना ज़ीरा पाउडर ) – Homemade Jeera Powder
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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.
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.
Cumin seeds also have many 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. 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.
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.
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.
- Cumin seeds / Jeera - ¼ cup
- 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, they might taste bitter).
- Remove from heat and transfer to a plate. Let them cool completely.
- Transfer it into a grinder and grind to make a fine powder.
- Your roasted Jeera Powder is ready.
- 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.
- Store it in an airtight container and keep it at room temperature.
- You can store and use this powder for a couple of months.
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Editor’s note: This post was originally published in March 2017 and has been updated for comprehensiveness and freshness.