Saturday, April 20, 2013

Coriander Powder/ Dhania powder - Fresh Home Made

After having tough time storing coriander seeds and dealing with small bugs or insects, I have now developed a habit of making this fresh Coriander powder at home. I find this very handy and the aroma it emits is so good. Coriander powder is vastly used in Indian cuisine, be it any non-vegetarian dish or even a simple sambar or rasam, this aromatic coriander powder is very much needed and it also acts as a thickening agent.


Here's the easiest way to make Coriander powder at home using a mixer. 

Ingredients

Fresh Coriander seeds - 250 gms

Method. 

1. Clean the coriander seeds to get rid of stones and other impurities.

2. Dry roast these fresh coriander seeds in a wok or a pan in a low- medium heat for about 5-7 minutes till you get a nice aroma of coriander seeds.

3. Allow it to cool completely. Now grind these roasted coriander seeds in a dry mixie jar to make a fine powder.

3. Once done, again shift this to the wok and allow it cool down completely and then store it in an air-tight container. This way it will stay fresh and can be stored for about 6 months. 

Note:
Always use a dry spoon when needed and close the lid properly.
You can also sun dry the coriander seeds. I opt for roasting coriander seeds in a pan or wok.
You can also give this to the mill for grinding in case you need a very fine powder like the store bought one. 

Try this and home and you will surely find this better and aromatic than the store bought ones.




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