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Make Your Own


You Will Need

Makes 1 tsp

1/2 tsp caraway seeds

pinch of chili power

Double or triple this recipe for your family's needs. Add to a small dish and mix well. Store in an air tight container up to 6 months. 

Have you made this recipe?

If you compared its warm, earthy flavor and aroma, Cumin seed, like celery seed, is actually the dried fruit of the plant. You might recognize Cumin as one of the main flavors in chili powder and taco seasoning. But there’s so much more to it. Cumin has many uses over its long history. 


When should you throw out spices?

Ground spices lose their freshness the quickest and typically don't last past six months. The best freshness test for ground spices is to give them a sniff — if they smell like nothing, then it's time to to replace them. Whole spices, on the other hand, can be stored for up to five years.

What does Cumin Taste like?

Cumin is rich and hearty, earthy and warm, with an edge of citrus, Cumin adds instant depth to any dish.  Great in Chili, Chicken, Mexican dishes, Cumin is a delicious match for meat, especially beef and pork, but it can also give vegetarian dishes more depth.

A well stocked pantry is the key to every preppers freedom and knowing which spice to turn to  when that cooking bug grabs a hold of you, and will set you apart from the rest. So how much do you really know about Cumin? Cumin is a popular spice particularly in Mexican, North African and Indian cuisines. The Greeks and Romans used cumin in practically every dish, as it was a good substitute for black pepper, which was very expensive and often hard to obtain.

During Biblical times, cumin was used as an antiseptic but has been more recently recognized as an excellent digestive and stomach disorder settler.

​What can you use Cumin For?

  • Sprinkle ground cumin into a cheese omelets mixture.

  • Fry with onions and use to flavor lentils.

  • Mix with olive oil and pour over stir-fried vegetables.

  • Add cumin to rice or couscous for an exotic flavor.

  • Add cumin to hot and spicy soups or sauces.

  • Use in curries and chilies.

  • Use in lamb or pork casseroles and stews.

  • Cumin is used in pickles

  • Cumin goes well with vegetables

  • Cumin is used in, deep-fried chickpea and spice balls.

  • Cumin also goes well with fried or roast potatoes.

  • Use cumin to spice up your salads.

There are so many recipes you can use the spice Cumin in. It will take your recipes to a whole new level.

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