Coriander powder is a key ingredient in indian cooking and is made out of grinding coriander seeds.
My mom usually makes coriander powder for me. So whenever I go to India or my mom comes here, she will make a batch of coriander powder for me. I will reserve two cups of coriander powder for my use, and I will refrigerate the rest.
For the past three months, I grind the coriander powder on my own. After I started making it at home, now I think why didn’t I try it for the past 10 years? It is that simple to make, and actually you don’t need any extra ingredients. What I like more about the homemade powders are that there are no preservatives and also I know what is in the recipe. Homemade powders also remain fresh and have a longer shelf life.
Other homemade specials that you might be interested are:
garam masala powder
kuzhambu milagai powder/chilli powder
urad dal flour
Preparation time. 10 minutes
Cook time. 15 minutes
Shelf life. 6 months
Yield. 1 medium-sized bottle
Coriander seeds/daniya seeds – 2 cups
1. Pick the coriander seeds to get rid of stones. Dry roast the coriander seeds on low-medium flame until they turn light brown and crisp. You will get a good aroma. It will take about 5 to 7 minutes. Make sure you don’t burn them.2. Cool them down completely. Transfer the roasted coriander seeds to a blender.3. Grind the roasted coriander seeds to a fine powder. Store the coriander powder in an airtight container.Now, coriander powder is ready! Use it for the recipes that call for coriander powder or dhania powder.
- Make sure the coriander seeds are fresh enough and also free from dust and stones.
- Store the coriander powder in an air-tight container in a cool and dry place. It stays fresh for about 6 months.
- You can also keep the coriander seeds in the sun for a day, and then grind them. It doesn’t necessarily have to cool down before grinding. Also you can skip dry roasting them as it has already been roasted in the sun.
- Make sure you don’t over roast or brown them too much, as it will taste bitter when you grind them.
- Always use dry spoon while handling the coriander powder.
Coriander powder, homemade dhania powder recipe below: