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Bhuna Jeera Powder | Roasted Cumin Powder

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Bhuna Jeera powder or a powder made from Roasted cumin is a must in every Indian pantry. Sprinkled on chaas, raita’s, lemonade’s and a must in Indian chaat’s. The aroma and the flavour of freshly made cumin powder cannot be replaced with the store bought one.

Bhuna Jeera Powder | Roasted Cumin Powder

Cumin is the dried seed of a herb. The seeds are used as a spice for its distinctive flavour and aroma. Cumin can be used ground or as whole seeds. It imparts an earthy, warming and aromatic character to food. It is a staple in many stews, soups and curry’s. I think it is right to say that Indian cuisine might be incomplete without the Jeera Tadka.

Bhuna Jeera Powder | Roasted Cumin Powder


The Theme

This week in the BM group we are starting a new series on “Condiments of your Choice”. The day Srivalli announced this theme, I immediately shortlisted, as I had a few masalas being clicked since last one year. But they were not getting posted. Though I clicked again, as I did not like my old pics. So for the first day I decided to share this must ingredient in Indian Pantry, Bhuna Jeera Powder aka Roasted Cumin powder.


Process of making Bhuna Jeera Powder

The process of making this is very simple. As you can guess, it just needs one ingredient, i.e. Jeera. We need to slowly roast this until it turns dark brown from all the sides and releases aroma. We need to be careful as it quickly goes from roasted to burnt. It then is cooled and then grounded. Traditionally it was powdered using a rolling pin or a mortar and pestle. My mom used to do this until a few years ago and now to for a few recipes. The aroma and the texture of grounding using hand is completely different.

Bhuna Jeera Powder | Roasted Cumin Powder


Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Jeeera/Cumin seeds or as desired

Preparation

  • In a large pan or a wok add the Jeera.
  • Slowly roast it on slow until it turns dark golden brown all over.
  • Be careful not to over do and burn it.
  • Let it cool and powder it in a grinder or mortar and pestle.
  • Store in a clean and sterile glass Jar tightly sealed.

Notes

  • The powder stays fresh for a few months.
  • Aroma of fresh powder is more better than the ones stored for long duration. So better to make it in small batches.
  • Needless to say when you make any masalas everything should be sterile and clean from jar’s to pan.
  • No water near by, always work with clean and dry hands.



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Bhuna Jeera Powder | Roasted Cumin Powder

Bhuna Jeera Powder | Roasted Cumin Powder

Bhuna Jeera Powder or Roasted Cumin Powder adds a earthy, warming and aromatic character to food and a must in every Indian pantry.
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Cook Time: 10 minutes
Author: Renu Agrawal-Dongre

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Jeeera/Cumin Seeds

Instructions

  • In a large pan or a wok add the Jeera.
  • Slowly roast it on slow until it turns dark golden brown all over.
  • Be careful not to over do and burn it.
  • Let it cool and powder it in a grinder or mortar and pestle.
  • Store in a clean and sterile glass Jar tightly sealed.

Notes

  • The powder stays fresh for a few months.
  • Aroma of fresh powder is more better than the ones stored for long duration. So better to make it in small batches.
  • Needless to say when you make any masala’s everything should be sterile and clean from jar’s to pan.
  • No water near by, always work with clean and dry hands.
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Mayuri Patel

Thursday 27th of February 2020

Homemade cumin powder is an essential ingredient in my kitchen. I add its every day to chaas and yogurt. Roasted cumin powder tastes so much better than the ready made one.

Renu Agrawal-Dongre

Sunday 1st of March 2020

Thank You

Narmadha

Saturday 17th of August 2019

So flavorful and aromatic spice powder. I always have it in my kitchen.

Renu Agrawal-Dongre

Saturday 17th of August 2019

Thank You

Usha

Thursday 1st of August 2019

Roasted cumin powder adds so much flavor to any dish.

CookwithRenu

Friday 2nd of August 2019

Thank You

Swati

Saturday 22nd of June 2019

Homemade masala powders are the best. Jeera powder is so versatile that can be used in curries, raitas and salads. A mst add in buttermilk at my place.

Suma Gandlur

Friday 21st of June 2019

A pinch of this adds a great flavor to curries even without adding any other ground spices.

CookwithRenu

Friday 21st of June 2019

Thank You