Sourced from the well drained, loamy regions of Gujarat and Rajasthan. This type is much valued for its high percentage of essential oil content that gives it an intense flavor.Cumin seeds has a penetrating musty, earthy flavor. Its a cooling spice. In the middle ages, cumin was believed to keep lovers faithful and chicken from straying.
How to Use
Roasted very briefly on low fire (for only a minute) on a tawa (girdle) and then ground into powder helps release its flavour more fully. Cumin is considered a digestive.