Urban Platter Parsi Dhana-Jiru Masala, 250g / 8oz [All Natural, Premium Quality, Hand-Pounded]
Urban Platter Parsi Dhana – Jiru is an excellent blend of powdered cumin and coriander seeds along with other spices. This combination is one of the essential spice blends used in Indian cuisine. Usually, both spices are used in an equal ratio to form this spice blend.
Generally, the ground form of coriander-cumin seeds is called the Dhania jeera powder. Dhania is the coriander seeds whereas jeera the cumin seeds. When they are homemade, the seeds are dry roasted or heated on a pan to enhance the aroma.
Ground coriander seeds lose their flavor quickly in storage hence it is always best to grind as needed so that it gives a nice pleasing aroma and flavor. Dhania-jeera powder is an important spice blend in West Indian cooking where it is most commonly used to flavor vegetable, bean curries, and chaats.
This fantastic and aromatic spice powder can also be used in sprinkling over salads, fruit chaats, buttermilk or a cup of plain yogurt. It is also popularly added in flavoring pickles, curries, and chutneys.
Fun Fact: This traditional Cumin-Coriander blend is an perfect example of opposites attract; Cumin being bitter, warm and powerful while Coriander is Sweet, Subtle and pleasant.