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Black mustard seeds

Other names: Rai, Lal sarsu, brown mustard seed

Most commonly used in Indian cooking and the most pungent of all mustard seeds. They are tiny with a slighly redish hue to some seeds.
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Substitute for black mustard seeds

Yellow mustard seed (larger)

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