Monday, January 10, 2011

Announcing Cooking With Seeds - Caraway Seeds

Am so happy to say that successfully my own event Cooking with Seeds crossed its 12th edition..Yep i have started this event before a year and i have to say big thanks to my buddies who hosted till now this cooking with seed event..I choosed caraway seeds for this January edition,caraway or Persian cumin  is native to Europe and western Asia which is also known as Shahjeera or Kalajeera in India.  These seeds,usually used whole, have a pungent, anise-like flavor and aroma that comes from essential oils, mostly carvone and limonene. They are used as a spice in breads, especially rye bread. Caraway is also used in liquors, casseroles, and other foods. It is also used to add flavor to cheeses. Caraway seeds, brown in color are hard and sharp to touch.Caraway seeds look very similar to cumin.Caraway is widely used as a spice for culinary purposes and for flavoring bread, biscuits, cakes and cheese. It is also used for seasoning sausages and as medicine to relief stomach ailments. Whole seeds should also be stored in a container in a cool area, as well .

Caraway seeds contains protein, fat, substantial amount of carbohydrates besides ash, calcium, phosphorus, sodium, potassium, iron, thiamine, riboflavin and niacin. It also contains vitamins C and A.The caraway seeds are beneficial in activating the glands, besides increasing the action of the kidneys.The seeds are also useful in strengthening the functions of stomach. They relieve flatulence and are useful in flatulent colic..Caraway seed oil is used orally in overcoming bad breath or insipid taste.

Wat u need to do:

1)Cook or create dishes with caraway seeds as anything(vegetarian, vegan or non-vegetarian are accepted)..

2)Many entries per person are allowed..

3)Link back ur entry to this announcement..

4)I'll accept the old entries, if they are linked with this page..

5)Using logo will be appreciated..

6)Email me to with subject as CWS-Caraway Seeds with following details:

Your Name:
Blog's Name:
Recipe Name:
Recipe url:
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Please take care to send all ur entries before 10th February 2011..

7) If u dont have blog, no problem..pls do send ur entries to the above mail address, i'll include them while doing the roundup..

Do prepare ur dishes with caraway seeds and send me through mail, really waiting to see all ur delicious entries!!!


  1. Good luck with this event, Priya. It really sounds interesting I hope time and intent allow me to enter. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

  2. Nice, I have a whole jar of these and don't know what to do!

  3. I admire you Priya as to see you hosting this favorite event. sure i will send something.

  4. Congrats! Love this post...informative. I have heard of this seed but can't remember ever using them. Must be very flavourful. Thanks very much for sharing.

  5. good choice...will try to send something!

  6. Excellent event priya...Happy Hosting!!

  7. Good luck for your event. Hope to enter this event.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  8. I have never cooked with caraway seeds but I would love to try. Interesting info about them:)

  9. I think I have an entry for this event.. and congratulations on successful completion of the 12th edition of cooking with seeds.

  10. Nice ingredient Priya..I will send my entry :)

    US Masala

  11. Hey,

    Happy hosting dear...:)


  12. Nice choice. I have rarely worked with caraway seeds. Will try to send an entry Priya.

  13. Nice event..All the best dear..
    waiting for ur entries for my event dear..:)
    plz do send in

  14. Interesting choice! This will be my first time cooking with shahjeera.

  15. Where do you get caraway seeds? These look just like regular jeera....

  16. ur spirit and spunk is amazing ! good event, keep rocking gal !

  17. caraway seeds very intersting will send my entry :)

  18. congratulations ....very interesting event...will send my entry soon!!


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