The must-have spice of every Indian kitchen, Coriander Powder, also called Dhaniya Powder. Learn more about coriander seeds and coriander powder and make your very own batch of coriander powder with these easy to follow steps.
Heat a heavy bottom pan on medium heat and add the coriander seeds.
Roast the coriander seeds for 5-7 minutes till you get a wonderful aroma and see the seeds changing color slightly.
Then transfer the coriander seeds to a clean dry plate and let them cool.
Making Coriander Powder using a grinder
Once the coriander seeds cool down to room temperature, transfer to a grinder to make a coarse or fine powder. You can also use a spice grinder.
Tips to make perfect coriander powder:
Always roast the coriander seeds on medium heat, otherwise, the seeds burn easily.
Keep stirring continuously so that all the seeds are evenly roasted.
Grind the seeds only after they have cooled down completely if you are using a grinder. This avoids the moisture setting in and won’t make the powder go bad.
Coriander Powder: If you are making ground coriander powder minus the roasting part, then you can just blitz in a grinder. However don’t forget to grind in small batches as it starts losing its flavor after a month or so.Storing: Make sure you store ground coriander powder in an air-tight container to lock in the aroma and flavor.