Shahi Kala Jeera is darker and sweeter than ordinary jeera. It has a nutty, earthy aroma and is especially used in rich North Indian curries like shahi panner and kurma, added to bread, or steamed with rice to give it a distinct scent. It is used in small amounts because of its exotic taste. Dry roasting it before use enhances its flavor.
The dark black cumin seeds have a slight marjoram aroma and an earthy nutty flavor similar to sesame seeds. TRS Shahi Kala Jeera (Black Cumin Seeds) can be used for many oriental dishes and is an important component of chutneys and vegetable dishes. Usually, Kala jeera is used as an ingredient for Turkish flatbread or Indian naan bread.