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Cumin is a spice which has a strongly aromatic taste when ground and is used widely in Indian, Thai, Vietnamese, Mexican, north African, middle Eastern and eastern European cuisines. It adds both aroma and a warmth (spicy) to dishes.

It is a key ingredient in garam masala.

Cumin is the dried seed of the herb Cuminum cyminum, part of the parsley family. Traditionally Iran is the best place to obtain cumin from but political events have helped limit supplies and you are more likely to buy cumin from India, Turkey or Pakistan.

Do not store ground cumin for too long as it swiftly loses its flavor. Ideally buy cumin seeds, toast them on a dry skillet/pan very briefly and then grind them yourself (in a pestle or with a spice grinder).

Europeans and Americans pronounce 'cumin' in very different ways; Americans pronounce it softly as 'cummmin' and Europeans as "CU-min", leading to lots of shopping difficulties for culinary visitors. In India cumin is called jeera.

Relevant Recipes for Cumin

Recipe Names

  1. Jeera Chawal (Rice With Cumin Seeds)
  2. Lentils With Cumin And Asafetida
  3. Marinated Cumin-Scented Butterflied Pork
  4. Mixed Greens & Herbs With Cumin
  5. Mixed Greens With Garlic, Cumin And Paprika
  6. Moroccan Fish With Cumin
  7. Mushrooms With Cumin And Asafetida
  8. Mushrooms With Cumin Moroccan Style
  9. Mushrooms With Cumin Moroccan Style
  10. Orange Cumin Vinaigrette With Roasted Garlic
  11. Pan-Seared Salmon With Roasted Cumin-Coriander and Chipotle
  12. Pecan Crusted Chicken Breast With Chili Cumin Butter
  13. Pork With Cumin
  14. Potato Salad With Toasted Cumin Vinaigrette
  15. Potatoes With Cumin
  16. Red Snapper With Tomato-Cumin Sauce
  17. Rice Flake-Crisped Black Sea Bass, Mushrooms, Pea Greens And Cumin Pepper Curry
  18. Rice With Squash And Cumin
  19. Roast Pork Marinated In Garlic Allspice-Cumin Adobo
  20. Roast Turkey With Cumin And Peppers
  21. Roasted Beets Napoleon With Cumin And Heirloom Tomatoes
  22. Roasted Beets Napoleon With Cumin, Tomatoes, And Avocado
  23. Roasted Beets With Orange Cumin Glaze
  24. Roasted Carrots And Parsnips With Cumin
  25. Roasted Cumin Carrots
  26. Roasted Garlic With Cumin-Eggplant & Capellini
  27. Southwest Corn, Chili, And Cumin Saute
  28. Spaghetti With Garlic And Cumin
  29. Spinach With Ginger, Fennel, And Black Cumin
  30. Taco Salad With Cumin Dressing
  31. Tandori-Style Game Hens With Corn And Cumin-Tomato Sauce
  32. The Sanctuary's Cumin Carrots
  33. Toasted Cumin Sauce For Fish
  34. Tomato Cumin Dressing
  35. Warm Cheddar Scones With Cumin
  36. Whole Wheat Pita Chips With Garbanzo Bean-Cumin Dip
  37. Zeera Aloo - New Potatoes With Cumin
  38. Zucchini Soup With Cinnamon, Cumin And Buttermilk

Recipe Ingredients

  1. Ajiaco
  2. Ajiaco Emerilized
  3. Al Smith's First Place Chili At The National Cookoff In Tex
  4. Alaska Cod Corn Tortilla Soup
  5. Alaska Crab Legs And Dipping Sauces
  6. Albondigas
  7. Albondigas En Salsa Chipotle (Meatballs In Chipotle Sauce)
  8. Alex And Garry's Sopa De Limon
  9. Alex Cone's Chili Verde
  10. All South Barbeque Rub - 1
  11. All-In-One Fiesta Stew Pot
  12. All-South Barbecue Rub - 2
  13. Alloo Masala Chaat
  14. Aloo (potato) Bhajee
  15. Aloo Chaat
  16. Aloo Chana Chaat - 2
  17. Aloo Dam
  18. Aloo Dum
  19. Aloo Gobhi Methi Ka Tuk
  20. Aloo Gobi
  21. Aloo Gobi (Curried Cauliflower And Potatoes)
  22. Aloo Gobi (potatoes and Cauliflower)
  23. Aloo Gobi - 1
  24. Aloo Gobi Aur Mater (cauliflower With Potatoes and Peas)
  25. Aloo Gosht - Delhi-style Lamb Cooked With Potatoes
  26. Aloo Hing Ki Sath (potatoes With Asafetida)
  27. Aloo Ka Raita (Yogurt With Potatoes)
  28. Aloo Ko Achar (Potato Salad)
  29. Aloo Matar (Potatoes And Peas In Onion-Tomato Sauce)
  30. Aloo Matar - 2
  31. Aloo Mattar Ke Chop (Potato Patties With Green Pea Filling)
  32. Aloo Methi - Potatoes With Fenugreek Leaves - N. India
  33. Aloo Palak
  34. Aloo Puri Chaat (potato Chaat)
  35. Aloo Samosa
  36. Aloo Tikki
  37. Alsatian Onion Tart
  38. Alu Gosht Kari (meat and Potato Curry)
  39. Alu Ki Tikiya - Potato Chops
  40. Alu Matar - Potatoes and Peas in Onion Tomato Sauce
  41. Alu Mattar (curried Potatoes and Peas)
  42. Am Ka Achar (indian Mango Pickles)
  43. Amarillo Chili
  44. Ambush Chili
  45. Amigos Chili
  46. Amiri Khaman
  47. Amma's Rasam
  48. Amma's Special Sambhar Rice
  49. Amy's Chili With Hominy
  50. Anardhana Churan