Perilla seeds powder

Deulkkae-garu 들깨가루

Perilla seeds powder adds a nutty, milky thickness to many soups, stews, and vegetable dishes in Korean cuisine. These ground, fresh, nutty, and savory seeds are from perilla plants.

Perilla seed powder (deulkkae-garu: 들깨가루)


You can find perilla seeds powder in a Korean grocery store, in the grain section near the sesame seeds. Usually whole toasted perilla seeds can be found there, too, so in a pinch you can buy those and use them as a substitute. To prepare them, grind some of the seeds in a blender with some water to make a watery sludge. Then use a fine strainer to separate the liquids from the solids, and then further squeeze the solids with a wooden spoon to get every last drop. Discard the solids and use the milky liquid in your cooking.




Recipes that use perilla seeds powder (deulkkae-garu):



  1. Mari030 NorCal joined 3/19 & has 1 comment

    I only saw wild sesame seed powder. It has a darker color than what what you used in your video. It really doesn’t taste nutty like regular sesame seed. Is there a difference between the lighter and darker perilla powder? Am I supposed to prep it in some way?

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