Homemade Roasted Cumin Powder

Cumin is very essential spice which used in
various recipes of Indian cuisines, in whole and ground form both. Today I post
homemade roasted cumin powder, for which  first roast the jeera on hot tawa till
to dark and grind it till to powder form. This recipe is used in various
recipes especially in street food for chaat and dahi bhalla, raita or curd, Indian
chutney more.

Cumin seeds are used as a spice for their
distinctive flavour and aroma. It is globally popular and an essential
flavouring in many cuisines, particularly South Asian, Northern African and
Latin American cuisines.
Cumin can be used ground or as whole seeds. It
helps to add an earthy and warming feeling to food, making it a staple in
certain stews and soups, as well as spiced gravies such as chili. It is also
used as an ingredient in some pickles and pastries.
Although cumin seeds contain a relatively large
percentage of iron, extremely large quantities of cumin would need to be
consumed for it to serve as a significant dietary source. According to the
USDA, one tablespoon of cumin spice contains are Calories (kcal): 22, Fat (g):
1.34, Carbohydrates (g): 2.63, Fiber (g): 0.6 and Protein (g): 1.07

Preparation
time: 15 Minutes
Serving: 1
Cup
Ingredients
1 Cup Cumin Seeds/ Jeera
Tools
Grinder
Griddle/ Tawa
Directions
Dry roast the cumin seeds on the hot tawa
till to dark brown color. Keep aside to cool for 5 minutes and grind this roasted
cumin in mixer. Store this roasted cumin powder in airtight jar for few months.

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