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Cumin Seeds

Other names: comino (Mexico) ,jintan (Malay) mellet yira (Thai)

Cumin seed, commonly used in Mexican cooking (comino) as well as a common ingredient in Indian and Malaysian cooking. It is best lightly toasted then ground in a molcajete or other mortar and pestle. Overused cumin becomes very overpowering.
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Substitute for cumin seeds

Equal amounts of Black cumin, OR for 1 teaspoon cumin substitute 1 teaspoon ground coriander

Equivalents

1 tsp.   =   1/2 tsp. ground

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