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DNV presents to you this pure & natural Whole Black Cumin Seeds, also known as Kala Jeera Seed, from our range of delicious Natural Spice collection.
A spice that’s popular in North Indian cuisine, Kala jeera is used to flavor food, especially rice dishes, with a distinct rich and nutty taste. This spice is also known as blackcumin (Bunium persicum).
The seeds are small, dark brown, and crescent shaped, with a sharp, bitter odour pre-cooking. Like its regular cousin, kala jeera falls inside the parsley family. A native to Central Asia and Northern India, the plant has been used in cooking for centuries. When pressed, the seeds yield an essential oil, which is used in some traditional medicines. In parts of India, the root of the plant is used in cooking as well.
Before cooking, kala jeera seeds emit a sharp, earthy, heavy odour that seems rather unpleasant. As they cook, however, the seeds develop a nutty flavor and scent that can greatly enhance the taste of foods that they are cooked with. The seeds can be used in a multiplicity of ways. For instance, it may be baked into breads, added to curry pastes and blends, or steamed with rice to give it a distinct scent, especially in Northern Indian food.