Coriander Powder Recipe | How to Make Ground Coriander

by Rachna
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Spices and spice mixes are the heart of Indian cooking. Our curries, dry preparations and almost every dish needs a spice to liven up its flavour. There are quintessential spices in every person’s spice box in India. Some of them are made at home and others are store bought. It has been my experience that the taste of curries and daily preparations are significantly enhanced if we prepare the spices fresh at home. Most times it requires a bit of planning and not much effort otherwise. Coriander powder or dhania powder is one such spice powder that has a mild, earthy flavour and fragrance. It adds depth of flavour to a number of dishes and is used regularly in my home.

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Earlier I bought it from the store but it lacked the flavour and fragrance of the coriander powder that I prepared at home. Also I heard rumours of adulteration. Hence, I have started making my own coriander powder. It is super easy, and you are sure of the quality of the spice.

Coriander is a herb that is used as a garnish or spice. Its leaves are called cilantro or coriander leaves. And its seed is called coriander seeds. They are earthy brown and round. Both of these are used to flavour or garnish food.

What are the uses of coriander

  1. Coriander may help in reduction of blood sugar as per this study. Thus, its consumption in small quantities is considered beneficial for diabetics.
  2. When coriander powder is consumed with water, it helps in relieving gas and bloating.
  3. Coriander powder helps in reducing heat and hence is popularly consumed in summer.
  4. Coriander powder is considered good for digestion.
  5. Coriander powder may help with heavy bleeding in women who suffer from these menstrual irregularities.

Here’s how I make coriander powder at home:

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Coriander Powder | Ground Coriander

Rachna Parmar
This is a simple method to make ground coriander at home. It requires barely any time and effort and the spice powder that you get is way superior than the store bought one.
5 from 7 votes
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Spice, Spice Mix
Cuisine Indian
Servings 20 people
Calories 29 kcal


  • 1 cup coriander seeds or 100 gm.


  • Take a hot pan or tava.
  • Roast coriander seeds on the tava till they are dark golden brown.
  • Cool and blend in a blender. Your coriander powder is ready. Store in an airtight jar and use.


  • Some people also toast a few bay leaves along with coriander seeds and powder them together.
  • You should always toast spices on low flame else they may burn and not cook uniformly. Toasting the spices helps release their flavour.
  • Instead of toasting you could also sun dry coriander seeds and use.
  • Always blend when cool and then store in an airtight container. This quantity of coriander powder should easily last you a month or more without spoiling while retaining its original aroma and taste.
  • Store coriander or dhania powder in an airtight container.


Nutrition Facts
Coriander Powder | Ground Coriander
Amount Per Serving
Calories 29 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Sodium 3mg0%
Potassium 126mg4%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Fiber 4g17%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin C 2.1mg3%
Calcium 71mg7%
Iron 1.6mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Step-by-step Pictures

Take coriander seeds in a pan. Make sure that there are no impurities.

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Toast gently on low flame for about 10 minutes till dark golden brown in colour.

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Powder when cool in a blender

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Your aromatic toasted coriander powder is ready to be used.

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Try making your own spice powders. You will notice how the same food starts tasting better. You can use the same method to make cumin powder or jeera powder, red chilli powder from crisp dry red chillies and haldi or turmeric powder from dried turmeric (though that is not easy to mill in home blenders).

I will be sharing more spice mixes in future posts.

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Sonia Chatterjee -

I love coriander. We use it in veg dishes, make parathas by mixing it with atta and add it raw to chat like I added to Bhel Puri yesterday. This post hits a chord with me.

Rachna -

That’s nice to know Sonia. You add it to bhel too. That’s quite unique. I should try as well.

Shilpa Gupte -

5 stars
I add cumin seeds to my coriander powder and sometimes just make it plain. The home made one is much better than the store brought one!

Rachna -

Yes, dhania jeera powder is made together just like ginger garlic paste. I prefer to keep them separately. I agree that nothing beats homemade spice powders.

Soumya -

Coriander is a spice I have never understood, hence I never use it. I’ve been cooking regularly for six years now and yet I have never used this in my cooking. I’ll send this recipe to my mom though, she’d love to make this at home.

Rachna -

Oh really! Wow! I use it in so many of my curries. Adding freshly ground coriander gives a nice earthy flavour to your dishes. 🙂

Kaddu -

What timing for this post! I did this yesterday only! :P:P:P
You are right… market dhaniya powder has no flavour. AND tastes like dirt usually. Plus, I find it too finely ground. So I prepare my own, like you.
Love the pics in this one!

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Rachna -

Exactly! Tastes like sand. I don’t know how they are able to sell that stuff. Glad that you also make fresh spice powders. Thanks for liking the pics!

Vidya Sury -

You know I am the typical tambrahm when it comes to making my own “podis”! But that aside, I just love cooking from scratch. I love the aromas that fill our home when I roast and then grind. Did you know coriander powder is sometimes used in place of coffee powder to make “coffee”? ?

Mayuri Nidigallu -

I love Dhaniya Powder. It adds a special taste to the food cooked using it. That’s such an easy recipe to make your own Dhaniya Powder.

Isha -

I agree, homemade is any day better than market bought! Ensures good taste and quality.

Rachna -

True Isha

Shalini -

Ah, I love making coriander powder at home. I add a bay leaf or two, as you mentioned. A bit of added flavor, of course ?

Rachna -

Perfect Shalini!

Reema D'souza -

I’ve often thought of making the masalas/powders at home but have been putting it off for the effort it takes. This looks doable for a newbie like me. Will try this!

Rachna -

Glad that you liked the post, Reema.

Shalzmojo -

My mom mixes moti saunf; about half the quantity of the dhaniya seeds and then roasts and grinds it together. The sweetness of saunf makes this amazing – in smell and taste both!! I just made some 2 days back and my entire kitchen was smelling so sweet ?

Love the pinterest graphic Rachna – very attractive and eye catching!

Rachna -

That’s interesting, Shalz! I will add moti saunf next time.

Shilpa Garg -

We always make coriander powder at home. I liked your idea of adding bay leaves to it. Will add it next time. Thanks for sharing this fab tip, Rachna!


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