Sanjeev Kapoor demonstrates how to toast and grind cumin for recipes such as spicy chickpeas and Goan shrimp curry.
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So how do you toast or roast cumin? You take
a pan. You take cumin seeds, dried cumin seeds. Heat
the pan evenly and make sure that you start mixing
them at regular interval. Now I can begin to smell.
The nice aroma, which is typical cumin. And now I
could use it, for some dishes I could use it
like this. When it has changed its color, look at
the difference. However, for some dishes I would keep on
cooking this, almost charring it, and make sure they get
roasted evenly. But here I can hear that nice crackling
sound. And I'm still cooking. And this is the color
that I want for chole, for chick peas. Look at
this. But before you start to grind this, make sure
that you have cooled this down because that is when
it will become nice and crisp, and be easy to
grind. Just take this and little pressure Look at the
color. You would easily grind this in a coffee grinder
or a dry spice grinder. Simply superb.