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Roasted cumin seed powder in a gray plate with a green cloth to the side.

10 Minute Homemade Cumin Powder Recipe (Bhuna Jeera Powder)

Shilpa Joshi
Make freshly ground cumin powder at home in 10 minutes! Made from ground cumin seeds, this fresh, aromatic bhuna jeera powder will level up your Indian dishes and save you some money!
5 from 1 vote
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 7 mins
Course indian spice
Cuisine Indian
Servings 1 serving
Calories 94 kcal


  • 1 pan
  • 1 spice grinder, coffee grinder, mortar & pestle I used a Nutribullet


  • ¼ cup cumin seeds 16g


  • Toast on low-medium 4-5 minutes until fragrant and just beginning to darken. Stir continuously as they can burn quick.
  • Let cool and grind.
  • Cumin powder is ready.


Store cumin powder in an airtight container for up to three months.  I like to operate on a quarterly basis and make small batches to last me at least 3 months and then I will grind a fresh batch.


Calories: 94kcalCarbohydrates: 11gProtein: 4gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gSodium: 42mgPotassium: 447mgFiber: 3gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 318IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 233mgIron: 17mg
Keyword bhuna jeera powder, ground cumin powder, zeera powder
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