About Nigella Seeds
Also known as Black Caraway seed, this flavoursome small black seed is often used in Jewish rye bread, flatbreads and savoury pastries. It is also mixed with other seeds, such as mustard, cumin, fennel and fenugreek to make up a blend know as Panch Puran which is used in Bengali cooking for beans, vegetable dishes and most famously, naan bread. Known as black onion seed or Kolonji in India, this seed is an ingredient in many curry and garam Masala recipes. In Islam it is regarded as one of the greatest forms of healing medicine, as it is stated in the Koran that it can heal everything except death itself.