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Nigella Seed Whole (Kalonji)




Sometimes incorrectly called ‘black cumin seed’ and ‘onion seed’ nigella compliments carbohydrates.

Other Common Names

Kolonji, Charnuska, Love-in-a-Mist, Black Onion Seed. This is also often incorrectly called black cumin seed. Botanical Name: (Nigella sativa)

Description & Use

These small, very black seeds have no noticeable aroma and an agreeable, slightly sharp, almost metallic taste. They are seen on Turkish bread, and along with the other spices in Panch Phora, and compliment almost all carbohydrates. Herbie’s recipe for Seeded Savoury Biscuits (see Ajowan Seed) is easy to make and for those who like them a little spicier, simply add ½ a teaspoon of Cayenne Pepper to this recipe.

Produce of India packed in Australia.



Nutritional Information
Per 100g
Energy (kj) 531.0
Protein (g) 20.8
Fat (g) Total 35.0
Carbohydrate (g) 35.0

Nigella Seed Whole (Kalonji) Recipes

Tandoori Chicken Salad with Nigella Flatbread & Pickled Cucumber

Muhamarra Dip with Quick Za’atar Flatbread

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