"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > Recipes & Ingredients > Herbs and Spices
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 03-06-2012, 06:06 PM   #11
Senior Cook
 
FluffyAngel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: SC
Posts: 428
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dawgluver

+1
Toast first, Then grind (for future reference - this lot is ground). Thanks. Will do.
__________________

__________________
Cooking = Loving in SC
FluffyAngel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2012, 06:44 PM   #12
Senior Cook
 
FluffyAngel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: SC
Posts: 428
Quote:
Originally Posted by Steve Kroll
It's called Dhana Jeera and is a blend of the two ground spices. It's commonly used to flavor Indian vegetarian dishes, like daal (lentils), cauiliflower, potatoes, and green beans. You can also add a little to basmati rice to make a nice side dish.
Good information because I was about to order from Penzey's a spice called Kala Jeera. Might that be a similar product?
__________________

__________________
Cooking = Loving in SC
FluffyAngel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2012, 08:42 PM   #13
Wine Guy
 
Steve Kroll's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Twin Cities, Minnesota
Posts: 5,411
Quote:
Originally Posted by FluffyAngel View Post
Good information because I was about to order from Penzey's a spice called Kala Jeera. Might that be a similar product?
Kala jeera is black cumin. Though it's related to brown cumin, the flavor is quite a bit different. I haven't found any uses for it outside of Indian cooking. And even in Indian cooking it's not used that much.
__________________
Steve Kroll is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2012, 10:28 PM   #14
Sous Chef
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 545
Quote:
Originally Posted by Steve Kroll

Kala jeera is black cumin. Though it's related to brown cumin, the flavor is quite a bit different. I haven't found any uses for it outside of Indian cooking. And even in Indian cooking it's not used that much.
Isn't that nigella seed? If so. It's great used as a seed on homemade bread and in potatoes!
__________________
Siegal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2012, 04:07 AM   #15
Executive Chef
 
Bolas De Fraile's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 3,193
Quote:
Originally Posted by Siegal View Post
Isn't that nigella seed?
oh yes
__________________
I was married by a judge, I should have asked for a jury.
Bolas De Fraile is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2012, 08:39 AM   #16
Wine Guy
 
Steve Kroll's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Twin Cities, Minnesota
Posts: 5,411
Quote:
Originally Posted by Siegal View Post
Isn't that nigella seed? If so. It's great used as a seed on homemade bread and in potatoes!
No, Kalonji is nigella seed, though they look similar. Kala Jeera is related to parsley.

Photos of the two spices
Kala Jeera
Kalonji
__________________
Steve Kroll is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2012, 05:40 PM   #17
Master Chef
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Galena, IL
Posts: 7,973
Cumin and coriander are two different spices/herbs. Where it gets confusing is that coriander and cilantro are from the same plant. As a general rule, cilantro, also known as Chinese parsley, is the green part, coriander is the ground seeds the former an herb,the latter a spice). Cumin is another plant entirely.

I like cumin particularly for Mexican dishes. It gives the distinctive flavor without any heat.
__________________
Claire is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2012, 05:45 PM   #18
Executive Chef
 
Rocklobster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Ottawa Valley, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 4,787
I use cumin and coriander together when I make my favorite sweet bbq sauce. It is good with chicken or pork. It is the standard ketchup based sauce but with those two spices and the tang from the apple cidre vinegar it is a great sauce for coating or dipping...I can give you a recipe if you want...

I also add it to fajita meat with mexican chili powder....
__________________
Rocklobster is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2012, 10:58 PM   #19
Sous Chef
 
PolishedTopaz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: East End of Long Island
Posts: 915
Quote:
Originally Posted by Claire View Post
Cumin and coriander are two different spices/herbs. Where it gets confusing is that coriander and cilantro are from the same plant. As a general rule, cilantro, also known as Chinese parsley, is the green part, coriander is the ground seeds the former an herb,the latter a spice). Cumin is another plant entirely.

I like cumin particularly for Mexican dishes. It gives the distinctive flavor without any heat.
^
^
^
^
^
What she said

While on the subject of toasting, this spice blend {most of them really} is fat soluble and can be toasted as well. You can heat oil in a pan and "toast" the desired amount for 30 seconds or so before adding any aromatics or other solids to the pan.
And these types of spices are best if stored in the freezer.


__________________
Just because someone tells you that you can't do something doesn't mean you have to listen.
PolishedTopaz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2012, 11:17 PM   #20
Senior Cook
 
FluffyAngel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: SC
Posts: 428
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rocklobster
I use cumin and coriander together when I make my favorite sweet bbq sauce. It is good with chicken or pork. It is the standard ketchup based sauce but with those two spices and the tang from the apple cidre vinegar it is a great sauce for coating or dipping...I can give you a recipe if you want...

I also add it to fajita meat with mexican chili powder....
I Would LOVE this recipe. Thank you.
__________________

__________________
Cooking = Loving in SC
FluffyAngel is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
None

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:22 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.