How to make Roasted Cumin Powder at home
Roasted Cumin Powder
Cumin (also known as Jeera) is a common ingredient in Indian kitchens. Roasted jeera has a very unique flavor and adds much taste to an dish. Apart from adding flavor to a dish, it has got health benefits too. So, make it a point to add a dash of cumin powder in your diet. Apart for using it in dry and gravy based vegetables it is also used in many beverages like: buttermilk, raw mango panna etc.
Roasted cumin powder is easily available in market, but preparing it at home is very easy. Homemade Indian spices are pure, hygienic, unadulterated and very cheap in compare to market available version.
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Roasted Cumin powder step by step video recipe
Roasted cumin powder step by step written recipe
- 100 Gram or ½ Cup of Cumin Seeds
- Put on a burner, place a pan on it. Let the pan heat properly.
- When the pan is heated, put cumin seeds and roast them well at low flame.
- Keep stirring so that all the cumin seeds are roasted well and do not get burnt.
- After around 3-4 minutes you will observe an nice aroma of roasted cumin and the cumin will turn light brown in color as shown in video. Put off the burner.
- Take out the roasted cumin seeds in a bowl and let them cool. Do not let them remain in the pan even when the burner is put off, they may burn.
- When cooled, coarsely grind the roasted cumin seeds to make Roasted Cumin Powder.
- Store the roasted cumin powder in an air tight container and use as required.
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Amazing benefits of cumin (jeera) for skin, hair and health
Cumin helps to lower blood sugar levels and thus helps in maintaining proper blood content levels in the body. This is a great boon for people suffering from Diabetes.
These seeds are very rich in Iron, which makes it an essential natural health ingredient. This iron content helps to treat anaemia, makes blood rich in hemoglobin content and also helps in acting as a carrier of oxygen to the cells in the body.
Cumin seeds contain Thymoquinone, which reduces inflammatory processes and other mediators that cause asthma. They also act as a bronchodilator.
This is achieved by its anti-oxidant characteristics that fight against impurities and free radicals thereby making the body immunity better in combating diseases. One of the good benefits of jeera.
Cumin seeds contain a good amount of iron. Iron is an essential element for the formation of hemoglobin in the blood required for transport of oxygen. Anemia [lowered levels of hemoglobin in the blood] has always been a concern in women and children. It’s a good idea to include jeera in everyday preparations like parathas, curries, cookies, soups, rice, lentil preparations.
Jeera is also found to be effective in stimulating menstrual cycle in women. Cumin can be used in the treatment of piles due to its fiber content, anti-fungal, laxative and carminative properties
Cancer is a very dangerous disease and is even more dangerous in the last stage as turns fatal. That is why it needs to be taken care of in the initial stage itself. Cumin is helpful in treating colon and breast cancer due to the presence of thymoquinone , dithymoquinone, thymohydroquinone and thymol which are anti-carcinogenic agents.
Cold And Respiration:
Antiseptic properties of cumin can help fight flu, by boosting your immune system. A cup of water boiled with cumin seeds, ginger, basil leaves and honey, can give great relief. Cumin is rich in Vitamin C and anti fungal properties which helps it cure Cold and other respiratory problems. Cumin seeds are also suggested for kidney health.
Good metabolism process helps to keep all the other body processes in check. Iron present in Cumin helps to properly maintain our metabolic activity.
It’s a common practice in India to find people popping in Jeera Goli after meals, but did you know it works well for digestive disorders? Cumin helps control stomach pain, indigestion, diarrhoea, nausea and morning sickness. Enzymes present in Cumin helps to breakdown foods and thus aids in digestion.
Skin Benefits of Cumin
As stated earlier, this aromatic spice is renowned for its medicinal value and health benefits. Hence, it can be beneficial to your skin as well. Some of the cumin benefits in skincare are as follows.
Treatment of Boils:
Boils are outlet for the elimination of toxic substances and foreign matters such as microbes etc. Occurrence of boils indicates the accumulation of toxic substances in the body. Regular usage of cumin in your food helps in keeping your skin free from boils, rashes, pimples etc. This is because it has components such as Cuminaldehyde, Thymol and phosphorus which are good detoxifying agents, facilitating regular removal of toxins from the body through the excretory system and not through boils. If you are suffering from acne or boils, you can try applying vinegar with ground cumin seeds.
Treatment of Skin Disorders:
Cumin has a high content of vitamin E which keeps your skin healthy and glowing. Besides, the essential oils in cumin have disinfectant and anti-fungal properties which protect your skin from fungal and microbial infections. Topical application of cumin paste on boils, pimples, eczema, psoriasis and other skin disorders facilitates quick healing. A dash of ground cumin powder can also be added to your face pack to treat skin issues. Cumin is also a good source of dietary fiber which helps in the cleaning process and removes toxins.
Vitamin E present in cumin triggers the anti-ageing processes within the body, thus preventing pre mature ageing symptoms. It acts as an antioxidant to combat the free radicals that attack the skin and cause signs of ageing like wrinkles, age spots and sagging skin. This combination of antioxidant effect and antibacterial capacity of cumin provides you with a healthy, beautiful skin that lasts far into your old age.
Cures Itchiness and Body Heat:
If you are suffering from body heat and skin itchiness, you can put some cumin seeds in boiled water. After cooling it, take a bath with that water.
Treatment of Burning Sensation:
Drinking cumin/jeera water can relieve the burning sensation of the palms and the soles. All you need to do is add one teaspoon of cumin seeds to 4 litres of water and boil. Remove it from the stove and keep it covered. You can drink this water whenever you feel thirsty as well as after your meals. It is advisable to drink it warm in order to reap greater benefits.
Cumin Face Pack for Glowing Skin:
You can prepare a face pack by mixing finely ground turmeric and cumin in the ratio 3: 1. In order to prepare a peel off face mask, you can use honey instead of water to mix both the ingredients. Apply this on your face till it dries up. This will make your skin smooth and glowing. Honey can soothe the inflamed tissue and prevents the spices from becoming too dry. If you have sunburns or acne prone or blotchy skin, you can mix plain organic yoghurt with the spices. Apply some oil after washing off your face.
Hair Benefits of Cumin:
Our hair is composed of many nutrients such as protein, fat, water and carbohydrates. Thus, these nutrients are required to replenish in the body to enable proper growth of hair. Black cumin contains more than 100 nutrients and vitamins to replenish your hair, thus providing you with a healthy mane.