coriander powder or dhania powder, homemade coriander powder recipe

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method to make coriander powder or dhania powder at home.

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how to make coriander powder or dhania powder at home. i make all the spice powders that are largely used in indian cooking like cumin powder, amchur powder, garam masala powder at home.

i have a fetish for making all things from scratch and that includes home made masalas too. on readers request, i have also posted the method of making pav bhaji masala, sambar powder, biryani pulao masala and bisi bele bath masala at home.

home made spice powders have a longer shelf life and also remain fresh. there is no additive or preservative added and they really bring out the flavors & aroma in the food.

coriander powder masala recipe

when i was a kid, my mom would tell me that readymade coriander powder is adulterated with horse-dung. and this was so many years ago… just imagine now what it would be. as a result my mother would make all the indian spice powders at home from scratch.

i guess i have picked up this habit from her, to make everything from scratch… natural and homemade… like this coriander powdermade from freshly roasted coriander seeds.

coriander seeds for coriander powder masala recipe

i looked up online for adulteration in coriander powder and was shocked to read that they add saw dust, horse dung and even cow dung. it is not only coriander powder that is adulterated, but also red chili powder, turmeric, garam masala etc.

so did not your great grandmother and grandmother tell you that you better make your own spice blends, spreads, sauces, jams than buy them readymade????? 😉

before you make any spice powder or a spice blend always buy good quality spices. for making the coriander powder, buy good quality and fresh coriander seeds. i don’t know about other countries, but in india one can actually whiff the spices before buying. so you take a handful of coriander seeds in your hands and sniff sniff….  if they do give a fresh coriandery aroma… then they are good.

store the coriander powder in an air tight container in a cool and dry place. it stays fresh for about 6 months. i have been using the one i made in october last year till now. it is just one the verge of getting over any time. so i had to make a fresh batch.

few popular recipes where coriander powder is added are paneer pasandamethi malai paneer, gobi 65, bhindi fry, amritsari chole, aloo matar, dal fry, paneer tikka, bhindi masala, gobi masala etc.

method to make coriander powder or dhania powder below:

how to make coriander powder, dhania powder recipe
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how to make coriander powder | dhania powder recipe

method to make coriander powder or dhania powder at home.

course condiment
cuisine indian
prep time 20 minutes
total time 20 minutes
servings 1 medium size bottle
author dassana amit

ingredients (1 cup = 250 ml)

  • 2 cups coriander seeds (sabut dhania) or you can take any amount you want

how to make recipe

  1. pick the dhania to get rid of stones etc.
  2. spread on a thali and dry in the sun for 1-2 days.
  3. the other method is roast the coriander in a pan till they become fragrant, crisp and browned.
  4. do not burn them. cool these.
  5. in a dry grinder, make a fine powder of the coriander seeds.
  6. store coriander powder in an airtight container in a dry and cool place.

more how to recipes:
1. how to make paneer
2. how to make ginger garlic paste
3. how to make idli dosa batter in mixie
4. how to make curd or dahi at home

there are 2 ways to make dhania/coriander powder at home:

1: either keep the whole coriander in the sun for 1 or 2 days    OR
2: roast the coriander in a pan till they light brown and crisp

making coriander powder masala recipe

3: for the ones kept in sunlight, you don’t need to cool them. but for the roasted ones, you have to cool them completely before grinding them. in a dry grinder or coffee grinder, grind the coriander to a smooth powder.

making coriander powder masala recipe

4: store the freshly homemade aromatic ground coriander in an air-tight jar.

dhania powder recipe, coriander powder recipe

thats it…. you have your own, natural and flavorful coriander powder at home ready to be used in your indian cooking. few of the popular recipes where coriander powder is added are shahi paneer, lauki kofta, bhindi masala, aloo paratha, matar masala, mushroom curry, chana dal and paneer tikka masala recipe.

how to make coriander powder dhania powder

dassana amit
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i started vegrecipesofindia.com in feb 2009. it is a pure vegetarian blog and shares recipes with step by step photos that will help you to make delicious and tasty vegetarian food easily.

i am passionate about cooking from childhood and learnt cooking from my elders. having a home science degree surely enhanced my cooking & baking skills which i now share as fool proof recipes on the blog. i am trained both in mainstream indian as well as international cuisines.


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  1. hi
    I have home made coriander powder at home since 4 months but I feel whether it is good for consumption as when I opened it the coriander smell was not there. how to know whether it is decayed?

    • the the freshness becomes less over a period of time for any ground spice. so the aroma becomes less. if it get spoiled, it will become powdery and also sometimes lumpy. insects are also seen. if there is no aroma at all, then i suggest to discard and make a fresh batch.

  2. I want to grind dried termaric at home. Plz tell me how to grind termaric in fine powdered form. If possible , send recipe on email I’d . Thanks!

    • krishna, i would suggest to give the turmeric to a grinding mill outside. thats what we do. grinding turmeric at home is not easy.

  3. Just like your mother & grand mother I do agree and therefore have learnt from my mother to make all dry masalas at home. Your site was very helpful for me to know that I’m still following the method correctly. Thanks a lot. And bye !

    • welcome zehra.