Coriander powder recipe – to make fresh aromatic coriander powder or dhania powder at home.
Coriander powder is one of the most widely used spices in Indian cuisine. They give a wonderful aroma to any savory dishes that they are added.
While we can buy this spice powder that is available readymade in shops, you can easily make this at home. I have been making it for some time now and love the freshness and aroma of it when made at home.
Coriander powder is made from whole coriander seeds or dhania seeds which are one of the oldest herbs and spices. Also called as dhania powder in Hindi and malli thool in Tamil, it is one of the spices we use widely in Indian cooking.
Spices are one of the foodstuffs that are adulterated and coriander powder is one of them. You will be surprised to know that it is usually adulterated with sawdust. So I guess it is safer to make homemade masala powders. You can be assured that the ingredients are fresh and thereby healthier.
Generally we have to first dry coriander seeds under the sun for 2-3 days and then grind it.F Instead you can follow this quick and easy method to make coriander powder. In this recipe, we first roast coriander seeds and then grind to a powder consistency and store it in airtight containers.
In addition to the flavor and aroma that they impart to a dish, there are also health benefits of dhania powder. It has a cooling effect on the body and is also helpful in improving poor appetite and increases blood circulation. Lets move on to the recipe for easy homemade coriander powder.
How to make Coriander Powder step by step
- Clean coriander seeds and take the coriander seeds in a pan.
- Dry roast the coriander seeds till they change color slightly and give a good aroma.
- Remove from heat and grind to a fine powder consistency. Cool and store homemade coriander powder in air-tight container.
Coriander Powder Recipe | Homemade Dhania Powder Recipe
Coriander Powder Recipe | Homemade Dhania Powder
- 1 cup whole coriander seeds ( dhania seeds / kothamalli verai )
- Clean the coriander seeds to remove any impurities.
- Take the cleaned coriander seeds in a wide pan and dry roast the seeds on a medium-low flame.
- You need to dry roast till you get a good aroma and the color of the coriander seeds change slightly.
- Then remove from flame and grind the roasted coriander seeds to a fine powder consistency while the seeds are still warm.
- Let the coriander powder cool down completely and then store in an air-tight container.
- Alternatively, you could sun-dry the coriander seeds for a couple of days. Then directly grind it to a powder consistency and store in air-tight container.
- This homemade coriander powder remains fresh for about 6 months.
- Store the coriander powder in an air-tight container. Transfer a small quantity of the powder in a separate small container for everyday cooking so that the freshness and aroma of the powder remains intact.
- Use crisp and good quality whole coriander seeds for making the spice powder.