Cumin is also called comino, and is shaped like a caraway seed, which it is often confused with in shape and linguistically. The smell of cumin is a combination of strong, earthy, nutty flavors. It is used in Indian, Middle Eastern and Mexican cuisines. Cumin is usually dry roasted in an oven or a pan before using to bring out its flavor. It is a main ingredient in curries and garam masala, meat and vegetable dishes, stews and chilis.
Ingredients: cumin seed dried