[Sca-cooks] Spice Measurement Question

Phil Troy / G. Tacitus Adamantius adamantius1 at verizon.net
Sat Jan 17 13:19:07 PST 2009

On Jan 17, 2009, at 3:58 PM, Martha Sieting wrote:

> So I have this soup recipe I want to make for tonight that calls for  
> 2 teaspoons of cumin seeds, lightly toasted and ground.  I'm  
> assuming this means starting withe 2 teaspoons of whole cumin seeds  
> and then grinding them.  Since I don't have whole cumin seeds, I'm  
> just going to use the ground cumin in my spice cupboard...
> My question is, how much of the ground cumin corresponds to 2  
> teaspoons of whole?  Any suggestions?

"Food for Fifty" doesn't have an equivalency chart containing both  
forms of cumin seed, but they've got both whole caraway seed and  
ground cumin listed as 4Tbs per ounce, so using the same amount of  
ground cumin (apart from the toasting issue) is probably reasonably  


"Most men worry about their own bellies, and other people's souls,  
when we all ought to worry about our own souls, and other people's  
			-- Rabbi Israel Salanter

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