Most of us prefer to buy onion, garlic, and ginger powders from grocery stores. I guess the reason for that is our perception that the process to make these powders is difficult, and these powders cannot be made at home.
Well, the truth is just the opposite. It is easy to make onion, garlic, and ginger powders at home – finely chop the herbs, dry them fully in the sun (may take a few days), and then grind them in a spice grinder.
In this video, you will see the herbs dried in the sun. This drying process can also be done in an oven (OTG). For that, the oven can be set at the lowest temperature and left continuously on for a few hours. How long the herbs take to dry in the oven fully will depend on several factors, and it will be a good idea to keep checking once every hour or so. We don’t want to burn the herbs, right?
Special food dehydrators available in the market which can also be used for this purpose. Whichever way we dry the herbs, it is better to make herb powders at home so that the powders we get are fresh and pure.
Video credit: The Terrace Kitchen YouTube channel.