- Submitted by Dahlia
(Malli Thool, Kotha malli Podi, Dhaniya Powder)
After sharing homemade red chili powder, it is quite obvious that I have to share the recipe of making coriander powder at home. Most of our Indian dishes used red chili powder and coriander powder in combination to get that masala taste.
Homemade spices are more hygenic, tastes better in curries and have a longer shelf life. Anyone who has used the store bought ones will know that. There is no fear of adulteration. I cannot stress it enough for coriander powder because ready made ones just doesn;t taste good. I really feel it ruins the whole dish.
Homemade Coriander Powder is usually made in two ways - by sun drying or by roasting. If you live in a place with good sunlight, just spread the coriander seeds in a plate or a cloth and let it get crisp under the sun for few hours before powdering. The second method of roasting I have shared below. Buy a pack of good quality coriander seeds to get the best aroma and taste.
Video Instructions for making Homemade Coriander Powder
Recipe for Coriander Powder
Preparation time: 30 minutes
Cooking time: 10 minutes
Makes: 1/2 kg
- Take some good quality coriander seeds and visually inspect if there are any stones or foreign particles in it.
- Heat a heavy bottomed kadai or pan and add the coriander seeds. Also add some curry leaves.
- Roast it for about 5 minutes with constant stirring. The coriander seeds and curry leaves will become crispy. If you take one seed or leaf and press between your fingers, it will break easily. This is the perfect stage.
- Let the seeds cool down before powdering. I give it in a nearby flour mill to be powdered easily. Those who do not have a mill accessible, you can do this at home in a mixie jar in small batches.
- Once powdered, spread it in a sheet or newspaper to cool down. After about an hour, store it in an air tight container.
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