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Bhuna Jeera - Ground and roasted Cumin seed




Roasted Cumin powder is highly aromatic and has an intense flavor. Roasting brings out a darker and stronger aroma from Cumin and has a more intense flavor than normal unroasted Cumin. It is a bit nutty and adds a unique flavor to many recipes from Indian cuisine.


Ingredients

  • 4 ½ tbsps Cumin seeds

Instructions

Toast Cumin seeds in a skillet without oil over medium heat for about 1-2 minutes until flavors develop and seeds turn dark brown. Stir the Cumin seeds constantly during this process so they don't burn.

Remove from heat and let cool for 10-15 minutes.

Then grind the roasted Cumin in a mortar or a spice grinder.

Transfer to an airtight container or screw-top jar.


Tips

  • Spice blends should be stored in a dark place to preserve the essential oils.





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