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Nigella Seeds (Black Cumin Seeds) 500g

Nigella Seeds (Black Cumin Seeds) 500g

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Nigella seeds, also known as black cumin seeds, are a fragrant and flavourful ingredient that can add depth and complexity to any dish. These tiny seeds have a slightly bitter, pungent flavour and a slightly sweet, nutty aroma that makes them a popular choice for adding to breads, curries, and pickles. 

Nigella seeds are often used in Middle Eastern and Indian cuisine and have a long history of use in traditional medicine. They are a good source of antioxidants and have been used to support digestion and immune function.

Here is a recipe suggestion using black cumin seeds

Aloo Bhaji (Indian Potato Curry)


  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp Nigella seeds
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp ginger, minced
  • 2 green chilies, chopped
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp red chili powder
  • 4 medium-sized potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1/2 cup water
  • Salt to taste
  • Fresh coriander leaves for garnish


  1. Heat the oil in a large pan over medium-high heat. Add the Nigella seeds and let them sizzle for a few seconds.

  2. Add the chopped onion and sauté for 2-3 minutes until the onions are translucent.

  3. Add the minced garlic, ginger, and chopped green chilies, and sauté for another 2-3 minutes.

  4. Add the turmeric powder, cumin powder, coriander powder, and red chili powder, and sauté for a minute until the spices are fragrant.

  5. Add the diced potatoes and stir well to coat them with the spice mixture.

  6. Pour in the water and add salt to taste. Stir well, cover the pan, and let the curry simmer on medium heat for 15-20 minutes or until the potatoes are cooked through and tender.

  7. Garnish with fresh coriander leaves and serve hot with rice or roti.

This delicious and flavorful Aloo Bhaji is a perfect vegetarian main course that can be enjoyed with your favorite bread or rice. The addition of Nigella seeds gives this dish a unique and slightly bitter flavour that pairs perfectly with the earthy taste of the potatoes. Enjoy!

Try adding some nigella seeds to your next dish for a burst of flavour and a hint of aromatic warmth.

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