Toasting Cumin Seed

The secret to cooking with cumin is to toast it in a heavy skillet, releasing the flavor.

The secret to cooking with cumin is to toast it in a heavy skillet, releasing the flavor.

To obtain optimum flavor from whole cumin seed, toast it over medium heat in a heavy skillet until it turns a mohogany color. Take care not to scorch it. Remove it immediately and transfer to a mortar or spice grinder. Grind until all seeds are reduced to a fine powder.

The taste is superior compared to prepackaged, storebought ground cumin.

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