Benefits of nigella seed
Known as “the seed of blessing”, these triangular black seeds have more that 100 identified components which are beneficial.
- The nigella seeds are popularly used as oil in treating headaches.
- The anti-convulsion properties of nigella seed have been backed by research.
- Otherwise known as Roman coriander can be used in diabetes to reduce blood sugar levels.
- this black cumin oil has been very effective to prevent hair loss and drying of the scalp.
- the research paper about the effects of these seeds towards reducing the brain toxicity due to lead.
- research towards the healing effects of these seeds in cancerous cells have also been reported.
Nigella sativa seeds or black cumin comes into Indian cuisine as an addition to the fried snacks or the tempering in panchphoran. It is a popular addition to Mediterranean cuisine too. The aroma it gives out upon being roasting is what I that I love about it. Try out my easy version. It is also one of the best ways to refresh some leftover rice if you have.
- 2 cup rice cooked, preferable long grain like Basmathi
- 1 tbsp butter oil if you would like to change
- 2 cloves
- 1/2 stick cinnamon crushed
- salt to taste
- 1 tsp black cumin nigella seeds, kalonji
- 1 tsp cumin seeds
- 2-3 pieces fresh ginger root crush to add
- 2 tbsp almonds cut pieces ( optional)
- mixed herbs ( optional)
- Fluff the cooked rice and keep ready in a mixing bowl
- In a small pan melt the butter and add all the seeds and spices. Keep on a low heat and saute for the nice aroma.
- Pour this over the rice, add salt and mix well
- It s ready to serve