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Kalonji or Nigella Seeds

June 11, 2012 by Mimi in with 0 Comments

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Kalonj- also known as Onion seeds or most recently introduced as Nigella Seeds are generally used as sprinkle on breads and salads etc.Kalojni Seeds are also known as Black Onion Seeds, Black Cumin Seeds, Black Seeds and Nigella Seeds.

These seeds are very similar in size to a sesame seed, they are black in colour and have a very fragrant strong aroma.

Used mainly in bread recipes and savoury dishes; kalonji has a very distinctive aroma and taste. If you love to eat Indian Cuisine then you will more than likely love the flavour of the kalonji seed. They look like black sesame seeds.

Naan breads are usually sprinkled with these seeds so if you have eaten naan bread you would be familiar with the taste. You could just eat them that way. That might suffice for maintenance of health purposes. Or you could chew a few but they are quite bitter eaten alone.

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