A must-have ingredient in every pantry, Cumin is a key ingredient in many curries and spice blends.
Roasted cumin powder, called Bhuna Jeera in Hindi, is made by dry roasting cumin seeds and then grinding them to a fine powder. Unlike cumin seeds, roasted ground cumin can be added at any time to a recipe as its flavor doesn’t need heat to be released.
Roasted cumin powder has a far more enhanced flavor profile than ground cumin. Essentially, ground cumin comes in handy when you are using it a spice addition while making a dish or as a medicine. But roasted cumin powder is a more fragrant version of cumin that adds an earthy aroma along with a slightly peppery and citrus flavor.
Ground cumin is a rich source of iron and can improve your blood cholesterol levels. It also has anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory properties.