Nigella Seeds are a common ingredient particularly in indian cuisine.
The seeds themselves come from an old cottage garden plant the Nigella Damascena also known as love-in-the-mist or devil-in-the-bush. Harvested and then dried they are sold as Kalonji or Black Onion Seeds.
They taste like a combination of onion, pepper and oregano. They also have a slightly bitter mustard after taste but added to curries and pulses they are said to be good for many digestive ailments.
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