Rajah Cumin is ground from the dried ripe seed of the Cumin plant and has a strong aroma and an earthy, warming flavour.
Although ordinary in appearance, the cumin seed is an aromatic spice that releases a beautiful earthy flavour when it meets hot oil. A basic spice seed found in every South Asian kitchen today, its origin can be traced back to ancient Egypt, nearly 5000 years ago. Cumin is known not just for its great culinary flavour but for its medicinal properties as well and is often used as an effective digestive aid. Adding cooked, whole or freshly ground cumin to lentils, curries, sabjis (vegetable dish), chutneys, biryanis, and pulaos gives them a nutty texture and adds depth of flavour.