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Nigella seeds

(7 Posts)
Greenfinch Thu 27-Jan-22 10:13:14

I had to buy a jar of nigella seeds yesterday for DG1 who is making Naan bread at school. She needed a teaspoonful only. What can I do with the rest?

MiniMoon Thu 27-Jan-22 10:20:07

I use them in curries. They are also good in lentil soup, if you want to make it a bit more interesting. Try sprinkling them on carrots parsnips and potatoes when you roast them.

Greenfinch Thu 27-Jan-22 10:34:21

Thanks MiniMoon . I will try all those ideas.

Redhead56 Thu 27-Jan-22 10:36:56

You can grind them down to give a more subtle flavour rub on meats or fish.

Sago Thu 27-Jan-22 10:38:12

I would have been much happier giving the school 20p for my portion of Nigella seeds.
Not producing more waste should be as important a part of domestic science as the cookery itself.

Callistemon21 Thu 27-Jan-22 10:54:38

I needed a spoonful of poppy seeds for a recipe and ended up giving the rest to the birds.

Greenfinch Thu 27-Jan-22 11:20:43

I absolutely agree Sago. She also needed a packet of dried yeast and I had to buy a box of eight. I drew the line at a packet of coriander just for the garnish of her curry and sent her in with my jar of dried stuff.