Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Roasted Cumin Seeds

Roasted Cumin Seeds

Roasted cumin seeds are used in many Indian dishes especially Raitas and Panna.


  • Put 1-2 tbsp of whole cumin seeds into a heavy frying pan (you can use tawa also) and place the pan over a medium flame.
  • No fat is required.
  • Stir the seeds and keep roasting them until they turn a few shades darker. Seeds start emitting wonderful roasted aroma when they are ready.
  • When cool store in airtight container.

Ground Roasted Cumin Seeds

  • Put the roasted seeds into an electric coffee grinder or other spice grinder and grind them finely.
  • You can also use a pestle and mortar for this.
  • Simpler way is to crush them with a rolling pin.
  • Store in a tightly lidded jar.

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