Cumin is found to be an essential spice in many cuisines, including Mexican, Indian, and Moroccan. Freshly ground Cumin is very pungent and has a sweet, pine-like aroma. It can be dry roasted first to bring out a nuttiness, which does mute the top piney notes.
Ingredients: cumin seed
Uses: Cumin is an essential spice for Indian curries and chutneys. The spice also works well in a variety of rice dishes, stews, soups, breads, pickles, barbecue sauces, and chili con carne recipes.