Pepper Powder is flavorful, hot spice seasoning made by grinding pepper into a powder in a mixer grinder. Pepper Powder is a handy ingredient to enhance the taste of many dishes including curries, rice varieties, eggs, salads and a lot more. Pepper Powder made at home is fresh & flavorful than the store bought ones and lasts for 3 months.
I regularly prepare and store a small batch of pepper powder, a crucial ingredient in most households including ours. This amount usually lasts me 2-3 months and can be used in a variety of dishes such as curries, gravies, and egg omelettes.
About Pepper Powder
Ground pepper powder is the result of crushing dried or roasted whole peppers, typically black pepper. There are different types of pepper powder, such as white pepper powder made from whole white pepper corns and red pepper powder made from whole red pepper corns. Each variation has its own distinct flavor, taste, and level of spiciness.
Pepper powder is a flexible element that has numerous applications in different types of cuisine, such as salads, seasonings, vegetables, sauces, and soups. It can be ground to a coarse or fine consistency according to personal taste. While we prefer a slightly coarse texture, the choice is entirely up to you.
Different forms of black pepper can be found, such as whole peppercorns and crushed pepper. Before use, whole peppercorns are usually crushed or ground to preserve their taste and freshness. Ground black pepper, on the other hand, is commonly used in cooking and seasoning for its convenience.
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Pepper Powder Ingredients
Whole black pepper is a popular and essential spice in various dishes and cuisines, known for its ability to enhance flavor and add a touch of heat. It is widely used and recognized as one of the most commonly utilized spices globally.
Step-by-Step Recipe for Making Pepper Powder
Place whole peppercorns in a pan with a thick bottom and gently roast over low heat.
Cook on low heat for 3-5 minutes until it begins to sizzle and becomes crunchy.
Allow to cool before transferring to a dry mixer jar.
5.Grind to a fine powder or slightly coarse depends on how you prefer.
Spread the pepper powder onto a plate and allow it to cool for at least an hour. Afterwards, transfer it to a clean and dry airtight container for storage. Your delicious homemade pepper powder is now ready to use!
Ensure that the mixer jar is devoid of any moisture and is thoroughly dry and clean.
After grinding the entire peppercorns, they will appear dark in color and slightly moist. To preserve them, spread them out on a dry plate before storing.
Whole white peppercorns can be ground into white pepper powder.
Adjust the coarseness of the grind to your liking.
If you prefer a chunkier texture for your omelette and egg, simply adjust the coarseness. I initially ground it finely for use in curries and gravies.
I utilize a pepper grinder to freshly grind pepper for omelets and eggs, while I use this powdered pepper for dishes such as curries.
To prolong the shelf life, always use a clean spoon whenever using it.
Serving & Storing Suggestion
It can be served with eggs or salads, or used to season meats, seafood, curries, gravies, and more.
It is recommended to store at room temperature for up to three months. It is advised to make a small amount at a time as the taste may diminish over time.
What are the ingredients of pepper powder?
Ground pepper is created by toasting whole peppercorns and then crushing them into a fine powder.
What is the purpose of using ground pepper?
Ground pepper has numerous health advantages and can serve as an effective treatment for coughs and colds.
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- 1/2 cup whole black pepper corns
Place whole peppercorns in a pan with a sturdy bottom and toast over low heat.
Cook over low heat for 3-5 minutes until it begins to sizzle and becomes crispy.
Let the mixture cool down before transferring it to a dry mixer jar.
The texture of the grind can be adjusted to your preference, either finely powdered or slightly coarse.
Spread the mixture onto a plate and allow it to cool for at least an hour. Once cooled, transfer it into a clean, dry, and airtight container. Your homemade pepper powder will be flavorful and ready to use!
Ensure the mixer jar is dry, clean, and free of any moisture.
After grinding the entire peppercorns, they will appear dark in color and moist to the touch. To preserve them, spread them on a dry plate before storing.
You can grind white peppercorns to create white pepper powder.
Adjust the grind to your liking, whether coarse or fine.
If you desire a coarser texture for your omelette and eggs, I can accommodate. However, I typically make it with a finer consistency for use in curries and gravies.
I utilize a pepper mill to grind fresh pepper for dishes like omelettes and eggs, while I use this powdered pepper for flavoring curries and other dishes.
To prolong the shelf life, always use a clean spoon when using.
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