Cumin seeds give different flavor when roasted. This powder generally is a part of kitchen essensials in an Indian Household. This is avery simple process. We did not have Grinders when i ws grwoing up- we used the stone Mortar and pestle to grind seeds if needed in small quanitties.
Thaks to the modern gadgets-making roasted and ground powder is easy.
I roast it in a skillet-no oil needed. Heat the skillet on medium heat and add the seeds-stir occassionally- this process takes onlky minutes so watchful eyes are important. The seeds will start turning brown and you can smell the aroma. OWhen the color of the seeds beccome slightlt lighter then coco, turn off heat and remove the seeds in a bowl. Keeping them in hot skillet may burn the seeds. Grind them in a coffee grinder to corse not fine- you can store iit in spice jar.
This powder is used in raitaas, on Lassi, Kachumber etc.
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