Roasted cumin seed powder is prepared by dry roasting cumin seeds on a medium flame (until they turn dark brown and release a strong aroma) in a pan or on tawa for 3-4 minutes and grounding them in an electric grinder to a fine brown powder. It is used as a spice for its distinctive flavor and aroma in vegetables and curries and can be sprinkled on Chaas(buttermilk), raita’s and lemonades.
Look for fine roasted cumin seed powder with no moisture or clumps in the powder. Also check for 'best before' date on the packing before purchasing.
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