Cumin

By Jacob Cubacub

Origin of Cumin

The origin of Cumin is native to Egypt and has been cultivated in the Middle East, India, China and Mediterranean countries for millennia.

Facts about Cumin

The Botanical of the Cumin that we use is the seed.

Sweet and Savory: Used more in a savory dish.

Cumin comes in dried.

Health Benefits: to aid in digestion, improve immunity and treat piles, insomnia, respiratory disorders, asthma, bronchitis, common cold, lactation, anemia, skin disorders, boils and cancer.

Interesting Facts: Takes up most of curry, more than 100 different types of recipes could be made with cumin.

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Curried Cumin Potatoes

Recipe:
  • 4tbsp sunflower oil
  • 1-2tsp black mustard seeds
  • 1tsp coarse chilli powder or paprika
  • 4tsp cumin seeds
  • 2tsp sesame seeds
  • 8-10 curry leaves (optional)
  • 2tsp ground cumin
  • 2tsp ground coriander
  • 1tsp ground turmeric
  • 500g (1lb 2oz) peeled and boiled potatoes, cut into 2.5cm (1in) cubes
  • 6tbsp chopped coriander leaves
  • 4tbsp pomegranate seeds
  • Squeeze of lemon juice