A teaspoon of cumin seeds in a cup of boiling water will make a good after meal tea that can alleviate stomach problems like diarrhea, indigestion or even morning sickness.
A teaspoon of powdered cumin mixed in a glass of warm milk can be a good natural alternative to meet the increased nutritional demands of pregnancy.
Add cumin seeds to bread or muffin dough or batters.
Sprinkle ground cumin into a cheese omelette mixture.
Fry with onions and use to flavour lentils.
Mix with olive oil and pour over stir-fried vegetables.
Add cumin to rice or couscous for an exotic flavour.
Add cumin to hot and spicy soups or sauces.
Use in curries and chillies.
Cumin is used in pickles and chutneys.
Cumin also goes well with fried or roast potatoes.
Use cumin in spicy salads.
NUTRITIONAL VALUE OF CUMIN SEEDS(per 100gm)
As per Avurveda, it decreases both Vata and Kapha prakriti, but does not overly increase Pitta. It also aids in digestion, flushes toxins and has antimicrobial properties.