Mutton Masala

JEERA / CUMIN POWDER

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Cumin Powder Export: Manufactured under Hygenic environment, using Automated Machines for processing from beginning to end of packing, NATARAJ – The Brand for Quality and Taste, comes with easy to use packages, retaining its fresh flavours till the time of consumption and good taste that no one can ever forget. Our Products are the best in satisfying the consumer needs for Masala powder, Pickles and Kitchen Food Powder Products.

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Produced from fully grown and fresh cumin seeds.

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Cumin/Jeera Powder

Cumin is the dried seed of the herb Cuminum cyminum, a member of the parsley family. The cumin plant grows to 30-50 cm (1-2 ft) tall and is harvested by hand. The flavour of cumin plays a major role in Cuban, Mexican, Thai, Vietnamese, Turkish, Moroccan, Afghan and Indian cuisines. Cumin is a critical ingredient of chili powder, and is found in achiote blends, adobos, sofrito, garam masala, curry powder, and bahaarat. Cumin seeds are often ground up before being added to dishes.

Cumin seeds are also often toasted by being heated in an ungreased frying pan to help release their essential oils. Historically, Iran has been the principal supplier of cumin, but currently the major sources are India, Sri Lanka, Syria, Pakistan, and Turkey. Cumin is also said to help in treatment of the common cold, when added to hot milk and consumed. Cumin tea is also believed to help induce labor in a woman who has gone post-dates with her pregnancy.

In Sri Lanka, toasting cumin seeds and then boiling them in water makes a tea used to soothe acute stomach problems. Originally cultivated in Iran and Mediterranean region, it was also known in ancient Greece and Rome. The Greeks kept cumin at the dining table in its own container (much as pepper is frequently kept today), and this practice continues in Morocco. Cumin fell out of favour in Europe except in Spain and Malta during the Middle Ages. It was introduced to the Americas by Spanish colonists.

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