Culinary Technique - Powders
Powdered vegetables are used mainly to enhance flavours or as garnish, to decorate a dish. The powder is made using well-dried vegetables (see: Drying), which are ground into a powder in a mortar, coffee mill, mixer or blender. It is also possible to dry fresh herbs and then grind them. Keep the powder in airtight containers.
- Clean and wash the vegetables. Cut them into rondelles, rings or strips.
- Heat the oven or dryer to the required temperature and dry the vegetables to the required degree.
- Season to taste.
- Grind into a powder using a mortar and pestle, a coffee mill, a mixer or a blender.