Cumin Seeds 50g
Cumin seeds are the dried fruits of a plant in the ginger family, native to the Indian subcontinent and Southeast Asia. Renowned for their warm, earthy, and slightly bitter flavor, they are widely used in various cuisines, notably in Indian, Middle Eastern, and Mexican dishes.
Here are some culinary applications for whole cumin seeds:
- Toast them in a dry skillet over medium heat until they release their fragrance and achieve a light brown hue. Grind these toasted seeds using a mortar and pestle or a spice grinder to create freshly ground cumin powder, perfect for seasoning soups, stews, curries, meat dishes, and more.
- Fry them in hot oil alongside other spices like mustard seeds, curry leaves, and asafoetida to produce a flavored oil known as tarka. This infused oil can elevate the flavors of cooked lentils, rice, vegetables, or yogurt.
- Sprinkle whole cumin seeds over salads, roasted vegetables, bread, or cheese for a delightful crunchy and aromatic garnish.
Please note that these cumin seeds are intended exclusively for culinary purposes and should not be considered as medicinal or health-related products.