Cumin seeds are something must have when making many Indian dishes, especially Indian curry (Sabzi). Roasted Cumin Powder called Bhuna Jeera in hindi is normally used in making buttermilk, chaat or Raita (curd), and many more.
Cumin seeds and cumin powder are two different things. Roasted cumin powder is more aromatic than cumin seeds and has a more intense flavor. Though powder is prepared from the seeds only still it gives a different flavor. Try to make it fresh rather than buying from stores.
Health Benefits of Cumin Seeds
Roasted cumin seed powder helps in digestion. Normally it is used in buttermilk which helps in reducing constipation.
How to make roasted cumin powder-
It is very easy to make powder at home. You only have to take a pan, put cumin seeds and roast on a medium flame till seeds become golden and aromatic.
Now let it cool down and empty this in the grinder or use mortar pestle to make powder.