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Madhur Jaffrey’s Roasted Cumin Powder Recipe

Written by the MasterClass staff

Last updated: Oct 21, 2021 • 1 min read

Whole spices taste completely different when they’re roasted. Heat releases aromatics from the spices, adding complexity and emboldening the spices’ flavor. “We get different shades from the same spice by doing something to the spice,” Madhur says. Roasting cumin turns the seeds into “something different, something spicier that makes your mouth water,” she says.