Nigella Seed Cooking Tips

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Cooking Tips


  • If making homemade flat breads, sprinkle a few teaspoons into your mix while kneading the dough. 
  • Sprinkle over eggs or stir into omelette mixture before frying.
  • Add to a whipped feta and yoghurt dip with a squeeze of lemon. 
  • Sprinkle on to cooked beans or pulses with olive oil and a squeeze of lemon juice.
  • Use in the Panch Phoran spice mix.
  • Boil then fry potatoes in small pieces & add nigella seeds to pan for a couple of minutes before serving.
  • Stir into dhal before serving.
  • Add to vegetarian curry made with aubergine or squash.
  • Sprinkle into homemade coleslaw to give colour and added crunch
          Recipe ideas using Nigella Seeds

              Nigella Seed Pairings

              • Spice Flavour Profile

              Nigella seeds are a bitter spice but are not overly bitter. They share similar flavour compound to oregano so also have a herb-like flavour to them. They have a warm toasty flavour so similar in some ways to sesame as well.

              • Spice Pairings

              The Panch Phoran mix gives a good indication for some of the spices nigella seeds pair well with; cumin, fenugreek, mustard, fennel. Caraway & citrus fruit peels also work well with nigella seeds as the fruity flavours compliment each other.