Coriander Powder | Dhaniya Powder | Ground Coriander
Ground coriander powder is a must have spice essential in every Indian kitchen used in various recipes. It is called dhania powder in India. It is made of freshly roasted coriander seeds.Ground coriander is a staple spice used as such in curries as well as a part of various spice blends just like cumin powder, red chili powder, garam masala etc. It also has various health benefits.
Servings: 1 cup
Roasting 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 to the dry pan and saute a bit.
Dry roast in low flame for 7-10 minutes or until the seeds become crispy and aroma wafts out.
Making Ground Coriander
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.
Transfer the ground coriander to a wide plate and let cool completely for few minutes. If you store the powder while it is still hot from the mixer grinder, the powder will clump up. Store in airtight containers and use a clean dry spoon while using in recipes.
Storing Coriander Powder
Ground coriander has less shelf life compared to whole seeds. The powder looses its freshness by passing time.
You can store coriander powder for 2-3 months to retain flavor. Store daniya powder in airtight containers. If you make in bulk, you can store a small portion in pantry and freeze the rest. For longer shelf life store gourd coriander in freezer in small air tight containers.
Always use a clean dry spoon to take the required amount.
Calories: 238kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 28mg | Potassium: 1014mg | Fiber: 34g | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 567mg | Iron: 13mg