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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Jeera (Cumin) Powder

Hey everyone.. a simple basic spice powder.

Fig.1. Jeera (Cumin) Powder

Just spread out some jeera (cumin) seeds on a flat plate. Heat in the microwave for a few minutes, stopping, re-spreading and mixing the jeera every now and again. In 5 minutes or less, your jeera will become very fragrant. Let it cool down. Then grind it to powder in your favorite mixer/grinder. Store in an airtight jar.

This can be done for any of your generic spice powders, ex: coriander (dhania) powder, etc etc.

If you think this is easy.. you are right. It is easy. :)

But is it too easy to be put on the blog? Doesn't matter.. I put just about anything on my blog! Pip-pip-cheerio! :)

Update: I just realized that there is an on-going event which is perfect for this kind of a post about basic kitchen skills! So this post goes to the Back to Basics event started by Jaya and hosted by Aqua this month. While we are on basics, check out last month's round-up.

12 comments:

Priya said...

I cant live with jeera powder, i often prepare them at home..

Sushma Mallya said...

Home made ones are really fresh and i usually do it at home too...

Pavithra Srihari said...

:) .. good one da

Niloufer Riyaz said...

thanks for sharing this post with us. very useful!!

Satya said...

very useful post dear ....

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

That is a nice basic recipe dear.

indosungod said...

Nothing is too simple for the blog :)

SS blogs here said...

Hey everyone thanks for the comments! Busy all day today.. checking them out now!

Hi Priya and Sushma.. Thanks! I love the smell of freshly ground jeera! :)

Thanks, Pavithra, Niloufer, Satya, Priya and Indo! You are all so sweet! :)

Bong Mom said...

I pop it in the oven...worth putting on the blog

SS blogs here said...

Hey Sandeepa.. you have the toaster oven na.. yes, that too must be very good to dry-roast the jeera. Good to know. Cheers!

Hema said...

My mom too makes this pwd always.. she says it takes the curries to the next level.. I havent tried it yet.. will do it at once.. Good for the health too..

SS blogs here said...

Hey Hema.. yes, such a small thing.. but it does add a nice dimension to the dish. Cheers!

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