Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Homemade Cumin / Jeera / Jeerige Powder .... Kitchen Basics

Cumin powder, it's too simple and easy to make. You can do even 1 tbsp of cumin powder or any quantity of your choice, I normally do in small batch and store it in airtight container, so I can always have fresh cumin powder as nothing beats fresh roasted cumin powder it's just too fragrant. If u purchase cumin powder it's not always roasted that's why the color of powder is not dark brown. So don't wait go ahead and make your own batch of Cumin / Jeera / Jeerige powder and use in your recipes.

Ingredients for Homemade Cumin / Jeera / Jeerige Powder :

1/2 cup Cumin Seeds / Jeera / Jeerige

To prepare Homemade Cumin / Jeera / Jeerige Powder :

1. Heat a pan or wok and add cumin seeds, roast in medium flame until light dark brown and fragrant.
2. Allowed roasted cumin to cool and grind in a spice blender or mixer until fine powder or keep it little coarse the way you like.
3. Bring cumin powder to room temperature by spreading on paper then store it in air tight container. Cumin powder is ready to use mainly in many north Indian recipes and Raitas recipes.

Tips / Notes:

·        U can take the Cumin Seeds/Jeera/Jeerige as per  your requirement.
·        While roasting cumin seeds keep stirring otherwise cumin seeds will be burnt quickly. If you over roast them it will be very dark brown color and bitter in taste.

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