In Sanskrit, cumin is known as jira that which helps Digestion. Cumin seeds has a penetrating musty, earthy flavour. Its a cooling spice. Cumin seed is used as a spice for its distinctive flavour and aroma. It is globally popular and an essential flavouring in many cuisines, particularly South Asian (where it is called jeera) Northern African, and Latin American cuisines. It is commonly used in traditional Brazilian cuisine. Cumin can be an ingredient in chili powder and is found in achiote blends, adobos, sofrito, garam masala, curry powder, and bahaarat.
Ready to Use. It is commonly used in curries, vegetable dishes, dals, methi paratha. It is used as main ingredient of innumerable kormas, masalas, and soups, and forms the basis of many other spice blends.