Curry is not curry without Cumin Seed. They may be small but cumin seed's warm, potent and nutty peppery flavour packs a punch. It is an essential ingredient in the generic spice blend known as curry. The whole seeds are often lightly toasted to release the essential oils and enhance the aroma and flavour. Cumin seeds are used in many Indian dishes including the deep-fried snack, Bhaji's, and the delicious potato dish often used to stuff roti, Aloo Jeera. Toasted cumin seeds are excellent tossed with vegetables such as carrots or broccoli.