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Cumin powder | How to Make Ground Cumin

This post talks about cumin, its health benefits, how to use cumin and how to make cumin powder at home.
Course Spice, Spice Mix
Cuisine Indian
Keyword cumin powder, ground cumin, jeera powder
recipe cumin powder, ground cumin, jeera powder
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 20 tsp.
Calories 19kcal


  • 1 cup cumin seeds or 100 gm.


  • Take a hot pan or skillet.
  • Roast cumin seeds on the skillet till they are dark golden brown.
  • Cool and blend in a blender. Your cumin powder is ready. Store in an airtight jar and use.


  1. You should always toast spices on low flame else they may burn and not cook uniformly.
  2. Toasting the spices helps release their flavour.
  3. Instead of toasting you could also sun dry cumin seeds and use.
  4. Always blend when cool and then store in an airtight container.
  5. This quantity of cumin powder should easily last you a month or more without spoiling while retaining its original aroma and taste.
  6. You can store cumin seeds in a cool, dry place for 3-4 years.
  7. Cumin powder will not spoil for upto 6 months but will lose its fresh aroma and taste if it is kept for too long.


Calories: 19kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 8mg | Potassium: 89mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 64IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 47mg | Iron: 3mg