Homemade coriander powder or dhaniya powder for adding in Indian curries, gravies, sambar etc. If you buy dhaniya powder from stores, do yourself a favor and make it at home. It is economic, fresh and most importantly unadulterated. Also you can make it very easily in no time. Here is a step by step method for making homemade coriander powder!
I prefer to make all masala and spice powders at home like cumin powder, sambar powder, rasam powder, garam masala powder as they are more flavorful and clean. Dhaniya powder is one important spice powder in Indian cuisine that elevates the flavor of many recipes.
Ground Coriander- Two ways
There are two ways to make ground coriander at home.
- If you regularly use coriander powder in your cooking it is a good idea to make and store it in bulk.
- If you need ground coriander for just one recipe you can use a small mortar and pestle or rolling pin to crush the seeds.
So basically you just powder the roasted coriander seeds to make a powder out of it.
As we use this spice powder regularly in our cooking, we do make and store a good batch once in few months. Again while making a big batch it is a good idea to roast the coriander seeds. You can either sun dry the seeds or dry roast in a hot pan.
Roasting the coriander seeds or any seed releases the essential oils and increases the flavor and also the shelf life.
What Is Coriander Powder Used For?
We use coriander powder or ground coriander in many recipes like tandoori gobi, paneer tikka, palak paneer, paneer butter masala, sambar, rasam , masala pasta recipes. Dhaniya powder has a nutty taste with earthy flavor that improves the taste of the curry.
I also use daniya powder while making eggplant poriyal, aloo gobi, potato poriyal and also in kootu recipes. Basically you can sprinkle a pinch of coriander powder in any Indian curry, sambar, in vangi bath or even khara bath to increase the flavor.
How To Make Sun Dried Dhaniya Powder?
If you ave access to abundant sunshine you can just sun dry the coriander seeds instead of dry roasting them. Just pick the dhaniya seeds and spread on a wide plate in single layer.
Place in hot sun and dry for 1-2 days depending on the sunshine. You can keep from 7 AM to 4 PM. Cover with a thin cloth to prevent dust.
Once dried you can powder the seeds using a mixer grinder or coffee grinder. Grind very well to get smooth and fine powder.
Below I have given detailed steps for making dhaniya powder by dry roasting the seeds.
How Do You Store Coriander Powder?
Store daniya powder in airtight containers. If you make in bulk, you can store a small portion in pantry and freeze the rest.
Always use a clean dry spoon to take the required amount.
How To Make Coriander Powder Step by Step
Pick the coriander seeds after checking for small stones or mud. If you purchase in wholesale this step is very important.
Heat a thick pan well. Once is hot add the coriander seeds and saute a bit.
Dry roast in low flame for 7-10 minutes or until the seeds become crispy and aroma wafts out.
Once roasted, transfer to a wide plate and let cool thoroughly.
Transfer to a mixer jar and make a fine powder. If needed you can sieve the powder once.
Store in airtight containers and use a clean dry spoon while using in recipes.
I hope you will try this easy coriander powder recipe and enjoy as much as we did.
Coriander Powder Recipe
Coriander Powder | Dhaniya Powder
- 1 cup coriander seeds
- Pick the coriander seeds after checking for small stones or mud. If you purchase in wholesale this step is very important.
- Heat a thick pan well. Once is hot add the coriander seeds and saute a bit.
- Dry roast in low flame for 7-10 minutes or until the seeds become crispy and aroma wafts out.
- Once roasted, transfer to a wide plate and let cool thoroughly.
- Transfer to a mixer jar and make a fine powder. If needed you can sieve the powder once.
- Store in airtight containers and use a clean dry spoon while using in recipes.